Is it just fat, or Diastasis Recti, or Both?
I get asked that all the time, so let me give you a little guidance on telling the difference.
Diastasis Recti is the division of the rectus abdominis down the vertical center. It is an injury and requires injury intervention for recovery.
Belly fat is the expansion of fat cells, and can happen around the mid section as well. This is an issue of weight loss rather than injury correction.
The belly issue could be one or both!
The situation could be different depending on whether you are male or female. Women gain fat over the muscle on their abdomen, typically, so it is possible to have a layer of fat OVER the Diastasis Recti. Therefore, when you check for Diastasis, you may need to push into the fat wall to get to the muscle wall to detect what the problem actually is.
For men, most belly fat is gained under the muscle. This is why a lot of men are getting Diastasis; it is the fat pushing the muscles out and apart. In this case, the division of the rectus abdominis is apparent, but the recovery should include both injury correction and weight loss, or the problem will not resolve.
If you find that you need just injury recovery, consider using the book, the course, or some lessons from me to work on that. Nutritionally, you will want to keep healthy foods in your body for optimal recovery.
If you find that you need weight loss, consider a nutrition plan to address behavior, habits, food choice, portions, and nutritional valuable foods. Physical fitness helps as well.
If you are recovering from both, consider a full package, including The Diastasis Recti Recovery System, a full nutrition package, and a same fitness plan. I can put a package like that together for you; just let me know a little about you so I can optimize the package for you.
Taking care of your body is a balance between vitality, wellness, nutrition, physical movement, flexibility, and core stability. It feels like a lot, but that’s why I take care of the issues on your behalf and can help you find what you need to succeed.