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6 tips to lose weight after pregnancy

The following tips will help you to lose weight after pregnancy-

1. Don’t diet

Even though it may sound very strange to you, you should not diet to lose the post-pregnancy weight. You’re already feeling stressed because of the new role as a new mom, and if you feel deprived of the favorite foods because of dieting, you are likely to gain weight instead of losing it.

2. Breastfeed

Studies have found that if you breastfeed, it will help you to get back to your pre-baby weight faster. Again breastfeeding is good for your baby because it boosts immunity besides providing several other health benefits. Nursing also reduces 300 calories every day from your diet is.

3. Eat more super foods

A new mother needs maximum nutrition, especially more when she’s nursing. You need foods which are high in nutrients and light in calories and fat. Such super foods include fish like salmon, tuna, sardines; milk and yoghurt and lean meats.

4. Move your body

If you really want to lose weight, you will need to move your body. You can add aerobic and strength training exercises, which will help you to burn more calories besides helping you to keep your muscles and bones strong. Exercise is very important for a new mom, because it offers several health benefits. It also helps you to keep away stress, which is very common in a household with a new baby.

It does not mean that you have to go to the gym. It’s good if you can go because it will help you to get back in shape faster after pregnancy. You can easily take a brisk walk with your baby in the morning or in the afternoon. It will pump your heart and will also work your muscles. It may be difficult to find even 30 minutes at a row when you have a new baby, but you can break up the time. You can work out for 10 to 20 minutes sessions whenever you get time and can try 3 to 4 sessions during the day.

5. Drink more water

When you drink lots of water during the day, it does not let you get dehydrated. It is also good for you because it fills you up and you cannot eat more. It also increases your metabolism, which means you will burn more calories. It will also remove all the toxins from your body. By looking at the color of your urine, you can decide how much water you need to drink. The color of your urine should be relatively clear. Also if you’re going to the bathroom every 3 to 4 hours, then you are drinking enough liquid.

6. Get some sleep

It is very important to get some sleep to lose some weight. However, it may be impossible to get eight hours of sleep when you have a new baby. Whenever you get time, you can try to sleep. Because sleep deprivation will make your life harder and will also make the weight loss dream harder for you. You are likely to hold onto your pregnancy weight if you’re sleeping less. When you are tired, the body releases cortisol and such other stress hormones which may result in weight gain. When you’re tired, you cannot take good care of yourself and may also be not inclined to choose healthy food. You also less likely to exercise and watch the food you are eating. You can sleep when your baby sleeps. That’s good advice and you can try to follow it.

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References
1. Lose That Baby Weight Program
2. Breastfeeding
3. Losing weight after pregnancy

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