Tips That Will Help You lose Weight After Giving Birth
After birth, most women gain weight, and this might be a difficult change for them and may lead to postnatal depression. However, this is a typical change, and the weight reduces over time in some women. There are a few things you can do to quicken the process of weight loss.
- Eat fresh foods
Empty-calorie foods, for example, fries, are the last things you should be thinking of especially when you are trying to reduce the baby weight. To keep producing enough milk for the baby and at the same time reduce weight, meals rich in nutrients, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the preferred choice. A few healthy fats like avocado, olive oils, and flaxseed oil is also okay.
Breastfeeding has been a proven method to help burn calories. Women who breastfeed lose between 600 to 800 calories a day. In as much as you’ll require more calories to breastfeed, the amount that you will lose is more. Although not applicable to everyone, some women burn calories by just sitting and breastfeeding.
- Drink water regularly and eat foods with high water content
Tea, fruits, and vegetables have high water content and are suitable for women who are after losing the baby weight. Water lowers the density of calories, and, according to a research conducted by some world leading appetite and appetite control experts, having soup before meals help you get satisfied by eating less, hence fewer calories taken in.
- Do exercises regularly
Not all the postnatal weight is usually baby weight. Some mothers gain weight because they feel too tired even to get up and do a few practices. In as much as waking up early and jogging or doing sit-ups can be hectic, it is advisable, and mothers should adopt the habit at least ones a day. Also, the exercises do not have to be strenuous; doing some short distance jogging in the morning and a few walks in the evening is enough to help reduce a significant amount of calories from your body.
- Talk with other moms
The problem of baby weight is normal, and most moms have it. Getting to socialize with them, especially those who have more experience, can help you get more ideas on how they dealt with their weight gain. You can also get together as moms and exercise together as that will be much fun and less hectic.
- Set goals
In as much as this will not directly help you lose weight, it will keep you motivated and help you stay on track. Start small, for example, with walks over short distances, then slowly move to more technical exercises, keeping in mind the amount of weight you are to lose.
Losing baby weight can be difficult, but with the right set of mind and diet, it gets easier and more enjoyable.