Every mum remembers the moment her child came into the world, and whether quick or long and painful, childbirth is an extraordinary occasion. Each child is a blessing and is the most fulfilling experience any woman can experience. That’s why for decades, maybe even centuries, women have celebrated newborn babies.
While still in the womb, the child’s mother receives a party known as a shower. She enjoys fellowship with friends and family and gets items the baby inside will soon need. After the baby is born more gifts come either to the hospital or to the child’s home. Why do we get so excited about this ‘not-so-pleasant’ experience of labor? It’s not the pain and agony people celebrate, but the new life. Another person comes into being and is given a chance to grow, develop and become a productive person.
Mums hope that their children will be kind, loving and a responsible adult one day. After the well-wishers wear off and the presents stop pouring in a new mum can feel down.
Now that the party is over she faces the reality that her body didn’t magically return to its pre-baby state. She desperately wants to lose weight after pregnancy, but that task seems impossible with her baby demanding every moment of every day.
How can she even begin to expect to find the time and motivation to lose weight? A mum must prioritize. Sending out thank-you notes, cleaning the house, and other jobs that aren’t immediate needs should wait.
Take a few moments when your baby is sleeping and fix yourself a healthy meal or snack. You’re probably used to grazing during pregnancy, and this practice should continue as a new mother.
To lose weight after pregnancy, you must think about the food you eat. Although it will be easy to grab whatever is on the counter or pre-made, this could add pounds. Pick a time of day to make some nutritious meals and snacks ahead of time. This way you can eat right away when you’re hungry but eat only what is healthy.
If you are breastfeeding your baby is taking about 500 calories a day so be sure not to calorie count or you may not provide yourself and your child with enough nutrition. Breastfeeding speeds up weight loss to continue for as long as you can.
Babies who are nursed until they are one-year-old build up a healthier immune system and get all the essential vitamins and minerals from their mother. Squeezing exercise into your tight schedule may seem unfeasible, but it’s vital if you plan to lose weight after pregnancy.
when you increase your heart rate, you will burn calories and lose weight. Start with only 10 to 15 minutes and then lengthen your walks as your energy and stamina grows. Once you feel up to it, add weight training to increase your muscle and burn fat.
Though childbirth is a beautiful experience, most women dread the weight they put on during pregnancy. To add to their woes, this weight is not very easy to lose later. If you are thinking that you will shed all those extra pounds immediately after delivering the baby, you are wrong.
Some tips to lose weight after pregnancy:
1. Eat healthily. A breastfeeding mother should take care of her diet. Her diet should be rich in vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and nutrients, but low in fats. Including a lot of fiber foods in your diet. Besides giving you the feeling of fullness, it helps to remove fat cells from the body. Avoid foods rich in sugar and salt, as sweets have a high amount of calories.
Foods that have a high salt content cause fluid retention. Do not be tempted to eating junk and processed foods. They are high in calories and salt, both of which are detrimental for a weight loss program.
2. Eat small meals. This helps in easy digestion and improves the metabolism of the body. If hunger strikes in between meals, snack on healthy foods like nuts, fruits, and low-cal sandwiches.
3. Drink plenty of water. Besides keeping your body hydrated, it helps in the proper absorption of nutrients in the body. Moreover, it reduces appetite and thus helps you to lose weight after pregnancy.
4. Women are exhausted after childbirth. Enduring labor, delivering a baby, and handling the responsibilities of a newborn leaves little time and energy. Therefore, do not rush into your healthy lifestyle again. Take your time and let your body recover completely.
You should start with mild exercises like walking. If you are not highly disciplined and often miss your activities, you should join a group to keep the tempo. This means that instead of exercising alone, you should do them with your family and friends, ones who are fitness freaks or are on a weight loss program.
5. Do not expect miracles to happen. Even, if you lose one to two pounds per week after pregnancy, it is good. The key is to remain determined and continue with your exercise and diet.
6. If following a diet and exercise plan does not seem to help, talk to a weight loss expert. Sometimes, a medical condition like hyperthyroidism contributes to weight gain. It is essential to find the right cause of your weight gain so that there can be effective weight loss.
Although it may not remove any stretch-marks you may have, exercise will help you regain the body you had before becoming pregnant. A few of the most typical questions asked by new mums are: How soon can one begin postpartum workouts? And what are the most efficient exercises to help me attain my goals?
Have you ever thought how famous person mums lose their baby weight so rapidly? Celebrities are known to be loosing up to 60 pounds in what seemed like some days? All the same, please keep in mind that this isn’t considered as the regular schedule. Follow this confinement, after birth, postnatal practices to have a healthy life style.