Our expert says:
Dear Swollen Mom
Firstly congratulations on the birth of your 2 children and the fact that you are working and still looking after the little ones - that takes some doing. To shut up the rude people you need to think of a total put down for them - something like "Sure I'm about to give birth again - it's going to be in the Guinness Book of Records - I have a baby every6 months for the fun of it!" or "Is there something bothering you? If so, don't you think you should concentrate on (mention something that's wrong with the person in question) and leave me to live my life my way" I am so mad that these insensitive people are making you feel bad about your looks. Now about the tummy and losing weight. Cutting out carbs is not a good idea and you have seen that it is not working for you, so please rather try a more balanced approach - click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of a balanced slimming diet). Then if possible try to do some muscle tightening exercises at night (I know you are exhausted, but this is for you) like sit-ups. Start slowly doing about 20 situps and then increase how many you do each day. If you stick to the diet you should lose 1 kg per week and the tummy tightening exercises can make a big difference. If after 1 month your tummy is still bulging, then you may need a more drastic approach such as a tummy tuck which you would need to discuss with a plastic surgeon.
Hang in there and give those stupid, rude people something to think about
But enjoy the children, they are worth it.
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