Are you a proud mother who delivered a cute baby recently? Do you fill up with happiness when you see the sweet smile on your baby’s lips? You are one of the luckiest women on earth and a subject for compliments from everyone.
But you may be worrying about the extra weight you put during your pregnancy. Your old jeans do not fit now. Your looks are bit covered by clouds of fat around your waistline.
A weight gain of around 10 to 15 kgs can be shedded off within a couple of months. But for already overweight mothers, who were overweight before pregnancy, must work hard for at least a year to get back to shape. Please remember that baby weight if not taken off, may stick with you for a very long time.
Given below are the Top 7 Ways To Lose Baby Weight after Pregnancy:-
Please do not go into a diet-
It is the biggest misconception among mothers who gained weight during their pregnancy. This harms you and most importantly, your baby. Instead, plan a well balanced diet rich in proteins, low in carbohydrates and least in fats. Enjoy nourishing frequent snacks rich in vitamins and minerals.
Plan Super foods for your baby-
You have to pay attention to your baby’s nutrition when you are breastfeeding the baby. Add fish to your regular diet. It is packed with DHA, a must for your baby. If you are a vegetarian, focus on milk and milk products like yogurt and curd.
Never avoid breastfeeding your baby.
Breastfeeding your body is a must for your baby’s health but it keeps you healthy too. In fact, you lose weight when you breastfeed your baby. You lose extra calories, but keep a strict vigil on your food chart while you are breastfeeding the baby.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Never ignore water. Take plenty of it as this not only keeps your systems hydrated but helps flushing out toxins from your body. It also fills up your stomach so that you do not eat more than necessary.
Please make it your daily routine and never deviate from the schedule. Please do aerobics, yoga and dynamic exercises to burn your extra calories and tone up your muscles. It will be best to take the help of a professional trainer trained in post delivery exercises. Please do not shy away and suffer from exercise fatigue. Do not defeat the purpose. But mind to get your doctor’s approval especially if you had a caesarian delivery, before you start your exercise schedule.
Sleep well, sleep sufficient.
A major problem with mothers of newborn babies is sleep loss. Somehow the baby senses mother’s sleeping time and wakes up just then. Being deprived of sleep will make losing baby fat very hard as it increases the cortisol level in your body. Your family members have to help you to have sufficient sleep.
Take professional help.
Take the help of your doctor and your dietician and your physical trainer. They will guide you to lose your extra weight. Do not feel shy. Ask them. They are your support system, so take their support.
So you see, there is nothing to lose your heart about. Just remain determined and avoid the temptations of extra eating, skipping exercises etc. You are definite to get back your college figure everybody envied. And yes, please do be patient. No miracle is going to happen overnight. Stay focused, you are definite to reach your goal.