How to reduce tummy after LSCS

LSCS or Lower Segment Caesarean Section refers to the incision made in the lower part of the uterus. An incision to this region would take quite some extra time to heal because of the trauma caused by the surgery and losing weight will take longer that a normal delivery. This is because the body must first heal and the stitches set before trying to reduce weight. Losing weight after delivery must be a gradual process and may extend over a period of nine months to a year. Breast feeding the child is not only essential for the health of the child but is also an excellent way to bring your weight back under control.

Once the stitches have more or less healed, you may begin a regimen of light exercise that involves walking, cycling and crunches. Abdominal crunches could be performed at any time of the day, but it is best to not do them after a meal. It would be advisable to wait for an hour after your meal to do the crunches thus allowing the body time to digest the food. You may consult your physician about the kind of exercises you can do as well, and the physician is likely to keep factors like age, health condition and so on in mind before suggesting a few. Diet is an important factor involved in reducing tummy fat. You can begin every morning by drinking up a glass of warm water into which one teaspoon if honey and half a lemon have been squeezed. This would help melt the fat in your body. Consume a healthy balanced diet that is high on protein, vitamins and minerals. This includes whole grains, lean meat, fish, eggs, dairy products like milk, low fat cheese, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits and raw vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are known to aid in preventing water retention in the cells by removing extra water from the cells. It is also important to cut down on sugar and fatty food, refined food (especially refined grains) and greasy, junk food. Drink about 10-12 glasses of water a day to flush out the accumulated toxins in your body. Most importantly do not tire yourself out exercising or cut down on food intake in an effort to lose tummy fat as it will adversely affect your health and tire you out, leaving you unable to take care of the baby.

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