Tips on Losing Weight After Pregnancy
Having a baby usually brings about a lot of happiness; however, it takes a toll on your body with various problems. The stomach, muscles, skin breasts and thighs all stretch during pregnancy. This leads to stretch marks, loose skin and excess fat deposits. Above all these problems is the need to loose weight that you put on during pregnancy. First you need to take it easy before joining any weight loss program; this is because your body is still delicate and rushing may just rebound on you. After all it took nine months to put on that weight.
The best way is to wait at least six months before you join any rigorous weight loss program, this will have given your body enough time to recover from all the changes that occurred during pregnancy. However this does not mean that you cannot due simple exercises such as walking to keep fit and prepare yourself for more vigorous exercises later on. Exercising generally boosts your confidence and improves your mood. Also consult your physician on the best weight loss program available to you.
Breast feed your baby as this helps in the release of hormones that assist the body in returning to its normal position before pregnancy and results in actual weight reduction. Breastfeeding also burns up to 1000 calories a day. Eat a well balanced diet which should be vitamin and high fiber rich, low-fat but not entirely fat-free. After pregnancy most women find themselves very thirsty, the best drink to take during this period is water. This is because water has no calories and it also helps in burning out stored fats and therefore reducing the overall body weight.
Another simple trick is carrying your baby with you. This ensures that you are always carrying an extra weight with you and this burns a lot more calories. Finally when joining any weight loss program, ensure your main goal is to look and feel healthy; do not expect instant results and do not sacrifice valuable nutrients for the sake of loosing weight.
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