If you are a newest mom then looking at your body might make you nervous because after pregnancy your body shape and structure might got distorted. Thankfully that is not a parmenant disease or impossible thing to get rid of. Weight gain in pregnancy is totally normal thing but each woman will have tendency to return to their natural and original body. What you need is healthy food, regular physical activities and patience. You should be cautious while losing your baby weight. As you can recall that you have put your weight slowly and steadily, hence losing weight too should be slow and steady process. There are some simple steps and tips that will help to go through this steady weight loss process.
Focus on Healthy Diet
Focus on healthy diet, consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains and rich sources of protein in your meals. Fiber rich foods will fill you full for longer and will provide many vital nutrients required for your body. Low fat dairy products, skinless poultry, beans, and nuts are good source of protein. So include these healthy, nutritious and low calorie food in your meal.
Breastfeeding is the best way to lose your pregnancy weight. During pregnancy your body will consume and store caloric energy in your body for the newborn. Post pregnancy, it’s the best way to breastfeed your baby frequently. By this way your baby will be satisfied and nourished and at the same time you will start losing extra calories. So, take advantage of this natural process of losing calories.
Exercising is the most important thing to do after pregnancy. Without exercise it’s almost impossible to reclaim your original body. But as i said earlier, you should be slow and steady. Don’t push your body too hard that it becomes unable to exercise the next day. Make a small and slow start with 10 minutes of very light workout like sit-ups and basic stretching and warming exercise. 15 minutes of walk every evening will be add-on to your weight loss efforts. Swimming and Yoga are two other fantastic activities that will give you magical results. But remember that all physical exercise should be started only after six weeks of vaginal birth and eight weeks of a c-section. Consult your doctor if you are not sure about your physical readiness for exercising.
If you are not able to devote much time for exercising and If you are able to spare some time from your newborn, then start some regular activities like Yoga classes, Aerobics or any other form of physical activities. Make it as a part of your daily life so that you don’t need to think more about your weight loss efforts rather than sticking to one schedule.
Pelvic Floor Strengtheners
Another important part to strengthen is vagina. It will require some tightning after vaginal birth of your baby. A good way to do so is kegel crunches because you can do it anywhere. Just try to tighten muscles of vagina and try to stop your pee for two to three seconds. This will increase circulation to the pelvis and tightning the muscles.
Prepare balanced Diet Plan
Consult your doctor and check what food you will need to consume in a day for complete nutrition supply to your baby who will be still breastfeeding. Apart from that plan your diet with low fat and low calorie but highly nutritious foods containing high protein, vitamins, fibers and fatty acids. Check your diet plan with your doctor because here you are achieving two objectives, keeping your newborn healthy and losing your weight at the same time.
Go for a Walk
This is the only exercise in this world where you can keep your baby with you. Get a pram and carry your baby with you and go for a 15 to 20 min walk with your hubby, friends or relatives. This will add happiness to your mood, your baby too will enjoy this and you will increase blood circulation to your body and that will start burning extra fat from your body muscles.
Change Your Temperament
When it comes to eating, it should be a new you. You must avoid temptations if you want to get back your real body. Drink plenty of water every time throughout the day and make this habit and follow it rigorously. Don’t make any meal too heavy, rather take small meals in greater frequency. Also make sure that each meal is equally nutritious and low on calories. Also don’t make eating a habit and only eat when you are hungry. Never eat for taste, but only eat for your body and for your baby.
So, by fixing some of your lifestyle habits, adding little bit of physical activities and becoming mentally strong and determined you can lose your pregnancy weight very easily. But remember you keep in touch with your doctor all the time and share your daily routine and diet plan with him.
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