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Carbs, Pregnancy and Gestational diabetes

I wish someone, besides my doctor, had told me that pregnancy was not a license to lose control over my eating habits. Here’s what I learnt about the risk between obesity and Gestational Diabetes while pregnant. Today, I’m talking about Gestational Diabetes, but let me start by sharing an encounter.

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How I started my post-pregnancy weight loss journey

I had just touched down with my six-month-old son at a private airstrip in Ikeja, Lagos. Exhausted from the trip, I left him with my friend and rushed to use the bathroom. That moment changed everything. I took a long hard look at the mirror and burst into tears. How

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Rocking your bump with a Birth ball

I had seen the birthing ball a couple of times, both on TV and Magazines and I thought it was for ‘Oyibo people’, as I mostly saw it on foreign media. Even when it found its way into my local gym, I hardly ever saw it used by anyone. I

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(Almost) Everything you need to know about Intermittent Fasting (IF)

My introduction to and subsequent love for Intermittent Fasting Gosh, yet another weight loss fad, promising everything from possible to downright ridiculous… I was especially miffed at the ‘You don’t have to change WHAT you eat, only WHEN you eat’ doctrine it was selling. Dang!!! While this ‘no-rules’ thing appealed

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Debunking The Myths About Caesarean Section

In my mind, I became convinced that a vaginal birth was the only procedure that qualified for a supernatural child birth. After all, people only subjected themselves to the Caesarean Section because they lacked faith. I remember a conversation I had with my friends back in the University. We had

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#ChildNutrition: The dangers of sausages

In these Child Nutrition series, I would zoom in on one food or lifestyle habit we see in our kids and share professional knowledge that empowers us to make better informed decisions as moms. Because when moms get it right, the whole family ultimately gets it right. Today, let’s chase

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12 Talking points from Jessica’s weightloss success

Every other week, I bring in a Squaddie with amazing results to come speak to the current squaddies in a bid to motivate them. Here are 12 points that resonated from Jessica Sampson. 1. My mother had come visiting and reminded me that I needed to do something about my

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