Bangs Garcia wowed many netizens with her post-baby transformation when she posted it on social media.
Recently, Bangs shared on Instagram her secrets to her flat belly
"My secrets to flat belly. Specially helpful for CS mums who can’t do certain workouts yet and love to eat like me! Our bodies heal differently so it’s best to ask your doctor first before doing these," Bangs posted.
Among her tips include: "1. High-Waist Shaping Panties; 2. Belly Binder w/Velcro- 8hrs a day; 3. Suck in your stomach. Yup! Stand up tall & pull your belly button through to your spine. Kung sa bisaya pa, hiyak ba! It’ll not only make us look good in photos, it’ll also activate our core muscles & help us maintain a good posture."
My Secrets to Flat Belly. Specially helpful for CS mums who can’t do certain workouts yet & love to eat like me! Our bodies heal differently so it’s best to ask your doctor 1st before doing these: 1. High-Waist Shaping Panties 2. Belly Binder w/Velcro- 8hrs a day 3. Suck in your stomache. Yup! Stand up tall & pull your belly button through to your spine. Kung sa Bisaya pa, Hiyak ba!🤣 It’ll not only make us look good on photos, it’ll also activate our core muscles & help us maintain a good posture. I’m not saying that we should walk around sucking in our tummy all day! Do it at regular intervals throughout the day, whilst cooking, doing regimens or whenever taking photos of ourselves. Try 2-4 sets of 10 : 10sec. holds/set, don’t hold your breath while contracting your muscles. 4. Eat an Apple in the A.M. everyday coz our body goes through the most intense period of detox between 7-11am & it’ll offer added energy to this process. Apple has lots of fiber that can stimulate our bowel movement & lead to increased metabolism rates. 5. Eat lots of Fish/Take Fish Oil caps. They’re a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids w/c is known to improve heart health & insulin sensitivity, it regulates insulin that converts glucose from food into energy & increases our metabolism. 6. Pelvic Floor Exercises-it’ll help us lose extra belly fat & achieve flatter abs if done correctly. 7. Replace Rice w/QUINOA- fewer calories & carbs, provides more protein & fiber 8. Add CHIA Seeds in food & drinks. It’ll help prevent overeating since it’s filling & high in fiber, it’s also nutritious 9. Load up on VitC. foods/supplement. When we’re stressed, our body secretes a hormone called cortisol. Stress is 1 of the factors that can cause belly fat. Vit.C helps balance out sudden cortisol spikes that occur under stress plus it’ll boost our immune system. 10. Drink water 1st thing in the A.M. & stay hydrated throughout the day! It’ll keep our kidneys functioning well by assisting in the elimination of waste products w/c helps increase our metobolism w/c in turn helps us lose weight. Tip: NEVER STARVE yourself! It’ll ruin your metabolism. Eat well & balanced. Avoid sodas. STAY ACTIVE everyday.👍
She also advised mothers to eat an apple in the morning daily, eat lots of fish, take fish oil capsules, and drink water first thing in the morning and stay hydrated throughout the day, among others.
Bangs gave birth to her second child in July this year.
Working out on your path to pregnancy & during pregnancy does wonders for you & your future baby!😃 I was a fitness freak in 2014-2016 when I was still in the PH, and it actually payed off now that I am a mother (of two)! My 1st pregnancy took place in March 2017 & I’ve migrated here in the UK 2 mos. before I gave birth. Since then I haven’t been to the gym but it didn’t stop me from working out a few months after I gave birth whenever time permitted me at home. It's a great idea to get a fitness routine in place before you get pregnant, so you'll have time to strengthen your arms, back, hips & legs so you can carry your baby around with ease. Moreover, it will help boost fertility, lower weight gains, decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes & high blood pressure during pregnancy, and all the potential complications associated w/these diseases. It’s also not bad to exercise moderately during pregnancy because it’ll help boost your baby's brain development & heart health. You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym, you only need to stay active throughout your pregnancy even if it’s just walking in the woods, gardening or housework, anything that gets your heart pumping most days of the week. I admit, motivation could be really tough to come by, even tougher to execute exercises at home with a toddler & toughest now that I have a new baby!😅 ‘Self-discipline & balance’ is the key, but I honestly don’t know if I could do exercises this time after I recover from my C-section in a few months apart from doing household chores & walking in parks since I am a hands-on Mum!😂 But I’m so glad that I’ve worked out before & during my pregnancies ‘coz my muscles stayed intact. As soon as I delivered, my muscle memory took over & my body remembered how it used to look like. Our bodies change over time though, it takes a while to get close to our prepregnancy shape & size whether we’ve worked out or not. Breastfeeding will also help you lose the baby weight as long as you’re eating a healthy diet & not overdoing it. Cheers to all mothers out there! Enjoy every moment of motherhood and just keep a positive attitude for it will lead you to positive outcomes!
The actress first gave birth in December 2017.
Bangs is married to Lloyd Birchmore.