Shedding The Post-Pregnancy Weight
Since gyms and fitness centers are closed because of the pandemic, many have turned to web-based fitness training to lose weight.
With the work-from-home culture on the rise, many couples have found it easier and more convenient to have a baby since they have the time to pay attention to their family during the lockdown. After birth, women often gain weight and are depressed about it. Since gyms and fitness centers are closed because of the pandemic, many have turned to web-based fitness training to lose weight. The very existence of authentic and useful information can be seen as a concern among many ladies.
Here are few important tips you should follow as you work towards postpartum weight loss to have a comfortable, seamless, and successful process.
1. Wait and don't rush
It is not a good idea to lose weight immediately after becoming pregnant. Allow your body to undergo all the changes before and after you are pregnant. After childbirth, your body is still fragile. If you rush to lose weight right after pregnancy, that can harm your body. You must exercise regularly for at least six weeks before you embark on a weight loss journey. You should also consult your doctor before starting.
2. Stick to home-made food
You should eat homemade food while breastfeeding. If you are nursing, you should consume 300-500 more calories than you require for maintenance since a newborn’s diet is significantly less than that of an adult, so those extra calories will be harder to burn.
3. Never give up on breast-feeding
There is no better way to lose weight than to breastfeed your baby, as it is recommended for his/her health and will assist you in burning off calories.
4. Walk it out
Walking is required. No need to put pressure on your body with heavy exercise, you can do brisk walking after your meal. If you maintain a healthy diet, then you would possibly lose weight. Do not sit and try doing some household chores like sweeping, moping that will affect your reflexes and will help in burning fat.
5. Say no to junk
Avoid outside food and instead replace it with nuts, fruits, or any other healthy thing, if hunger pangs strike you while breastfeeding.
6. Protein is a must
Increase consumption of protein in your food that will keep you energetic and high on energy.
7. Exercises to burn fat
Deep belly breathing with abdominal contraction can help you in getting rid of your abdominal fat. Do not rush too fast and be slow in doing the exercise.
8. Have sound sleep
Do not compromise with sleep. Take a nap along with the baby. Sleep can affect your body and can slow down your metabolism. It is essential to take a sound sleep to overcome mood swings and burning some kilos.
9. Drink plenty of water
If you are trying to lose weight, drinking adequate amounts of water is essential. Water will prevent your body from becoming dehydrated and exhausted. In addition, it will compensate for the loss of water during breastfeeding. Furthermore, water increases your metabolism, resulting in weight loss.
10. Seek help from family and friends
It is difficult to lose weight after pregnancy if you are busy with several responsibilities. The lack of sleep increased weight gain, and stress experienced during this time may even result in postpartum depression in many women. Though it is very important to maintain a healthy body weight, it should never cause unnecessary anxiety, stress, or burden on you. Small steps can lead to success. In case of depression, you should seek help immediately. Let your family and friends know that you need their help to allow you to take a few hours to relax.
These are some simple yet effective points that should be kept in mind. Being a mother is bliss but taking care of your health is also very important. If you will take care of yourself, then only you would be able to protect your child. Stay healthy, stay fit.
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