How To Lose Weight After Childbirth
Yes, I have seen those celebrities after childbirth, real Goddesses, right? I have had my times of questioning myself the same thing for a very long time. “If they can, why not us?” The statement, of course, sounds very much undemanding and that is where we fool ourselves! How to lose weight after childbirth?
Undoubtedly, losing weight after a child or more is a tough job. First, you cannot give yourselves the undivided attention. You have a baby to take care and if we are including job… phew! It is hard to be a woman!
Now, as most might not know, losing childbirth weight is very natural. We lose half of the baby weight within 6 weeks of the time period but of course with a healthy diet and itsy bitsy changes in our lifestyle.
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Decide The Correct Time
Wanting to reduce weight is always a good call against most of the diseases. But always remember, there is a time defined to everything. Pregnancy is a very crucial phase and so is pre- and post-pregnancy. We cannot go weight losing directly after our delivery!
In fact, the starting days of the postpartum is very important for the baby and the mother. Baby needs full attention from the mother and it should be given by all means! As for the mother, she needs to keep her milk supply on track and restricting a diet is something she cannot and shouldn’t afford!
With that said and done, mothers should wait for 6 weeks before aiming for the target, A.K.A, How to lose weight after childbirth? Now, this is for people who don’t opt for breastfeeding. advise on breastfeeding all the time but given the situation, one can choose otherwise.
If breastfeeding, wait for 2 months at least for your body to normalize the milk supply. Don’t aim for big results as you still need required calories for breastfeeding in your body. Go slow, we don’t need to hurry, baby’s and your health is the first priority.
No matter how many times we repeat this, it still is one of the most important steps towards a healthy life. In this case, ergo Postpartum we need to make sure we take this seriously. We have a baby to feed through us and we cannot take the chances. Hence, you cannot restrict food.
In fact, you need to make sure you get enough calories for yourself and the baby. Stats say we need 400-500 calories per day while breastfeeding and if we go on with a good diet and subtle exercise, we can lose a pound and a half in a week.
About the diet, fluids are the major intake while postpartum, drink a lot of water, milk, fresh juices. Try to avoid calories from the junk food or sodas, instead intake healthy products that provide you sufficient calories.
Eat food that carries a lot of protein like milk, yogurt, meat, fish, beans, cheese, etc! Said that, try to go for No-fat or low-fat dairy product. And switch to the boiled and baked item. GO HEALTHY! DON’T SKIP MEALS! Tip: You can split down daily 3 heavy meals into 5-6 throughout the day.
Exercise doesn’t mean picking dumbbells on your first day, haha! We appreciate the enthusiasm but let’s be realistic. You just had a baby, you don’t want to sore your body. Your way to reducing baby-weight is through walking a hill in jill! Haha.
If you are thinking, eh! that’s easy. Don’t forget your always hungry baby that you need to feed and that odor, you know what that is! Taking out time for walking isn’t as easy as it sounds but you have to, of course.
You can start with a gradual 10 minutes of walking and increase the timing day by day. Take it slow, there is absolutely no hurry. You can start with 10 minutes and increase it by 5 minutes every week if possible. With walking in the schedule, try adding speed bursts in-between the coming weeks. Once you get habitual to walking and speed bursts in the middle, tag along with jogging.
Do this and just this for a year or better make it a habit. It’s healthy and refreshing. You will see the results with your own eyes and that, my friend, is how to lose weight after childbirth.
We have tried to cover all the important tips concerning your health, postpartum, and fitness. Also, we tried to subtle it down and eradicate what wasn’t necessary when it comes to Postpartum and you! If you have more advice to share with us, let us know in the comment down below to help other Mumma-s! Until then,