I hope you’re all well.
A member contacted me the other day asking if she should eat certain foods to help heal her Diastasis Recti? She had been told that certain foods were “good for healing” and others were bad.
It’s an interesting question.
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a “Diastasis superfood”. I have written before about the need to have a highly nutritious diet and that is always the case. Your body always appreciates good, wholesome food and it definitely helps it perform better, but there is nothing that helps heal Diastasis directly.
Anything which causes bloating is something that will hinder your separation healing. If your stomach is distended due to bloating it’s kind of copying the pregnancy belly and forcing the muscles apart.
Picture sequence by Michelle Middleton Instagram
You can see how that would work in the picture sequence above. We are trying to get your stomach muscles to tighten up and close the gap. If your stomach is constantly bloated your Diastasis Recti gets no chance to heal. This is why I advise people to cut out ANY food that makes you bloat.
For most people this will be bread, pizza, hot chocolate, large amounts of fizzy drinks (including fizzy water for some people), foods high in refined sugars and salt.
But there isn’t “one bad thing” that you should always avoid. One of my clients gets bloated after just eating one apple.
So this really varies from person to person, which is why I don’t tell everybody to cut out bread etc.
If you find that a certain food gives you a bloated belly, or your entire diet means that you are constantly bloated, I would advise you to avoid that whenever possible. This doesn’t mean you can never enjoy a sandwich again, just don’t have too much bread every day.
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