(As far as confinement goes - how are you supposed to regain your figure by doing sweet FA? Use some logic. The best way for your tummy to get down to a smaller size is to breastfeed, but this is the wrong crowd to hear logic)
Vaucluse, I do get it Okie. It is an old wives tale floating around that confinement help the women to contract back to original shape. Of course, there is no scientific basis. I was just playing along with the tale and gathering data/statistic of my own.
Anyway, the rationale may be that when the woman is fully rested, her body gets the chance to recuperate and rejuvenute, speeding up recovery. Once again, groundless theory.
I have come across events where things/customs that does work seemingly, despite defying conventional wisdom. I am not so quick to dismiss things so easily. However, due to lack of concrete proof, I am not so quick become a believer either.
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
earthfriendly wrote: Full bedrest , total relaxation, special bath and diet etc.....
I am trying to understand if there is truth in the fact that women who do confinement have better chances of regaining their figure (not 100 % of course).
Sounds like it would have the opposite effect...
Milk production burns a lot of energy. That's one reason why the woman is encouraged to eat like a cow.
I am aware of many women that regain their figures and they have done the confinement thing. Once again, should not draw a correlation just like that. Need proofs to support or de-support this belief.