You need to start exercising now to lose the baby weight. Previously doctors restricted movements after delivery but now the time has changed. You can always take short 10 to 20 minutes relaxed strolls once you are back from the hospital. There are different types of formal workouts that you can try after six weeks. Even though you may be tired and there may be stress, you will need to exercise in one form or other to shed the extra weight. Stress can prevent you from losing weight and exercise is a great stress buster. When you exercise, you will feel alive again. You will also reduce the possibility of postpartum depression and obesity.
When you are doing the stroller walk, you need to able to speak to your baby and should not be fighting to breath. This exercise is easy to do, and it allows you to go at your own pace. It works for all moms of any shape or size. The pace while walking will be decided by the age of your child. You have to be very careful while deciding the pace so as not to harm your child.
2. Eat smarter
What you eat has a direct relationship with your effort to lose weight. Even after your delivery, you are still eating for two- you and your baby. If you are breastfeeding, what you eat will affect your baby. It will also affect the food preferences of your baby. You need food to get the energy to look after yourself and your baby. You need to stop having candy bars, cookies or caramels. Focus more on the healthy foods, because both the present and the future of you and your baby are associated with that. When you eat healthy, then only you can spec to lose some weight. If you keep loading more and more calories which sugar and other high calorie products, you cannot expect to lose weight. At the same time you cannot indulge in heavy workouts, and so you should watch your food more closely. You need foods that are full of nutrients and that add lesser calories to your body.
Turkey Sandwich, whole wheat Banjul, the metal, wood meals, lentil soup, vegetables salad, grilled chicken breast are some of the foods that you can include in your meal. For snacks, you can include carrots, commons, regions, natural peanut butter, banana, soymilk, cheese, year, apple, egg, grapes, corn, orange, yogurt, berries, celery etc.
3. Keep your mind free
During this time, you may be stressed out and that makes your life miserable. You may feel like you do not have any control over your life. During this time, your body will also release the stress hormone cortisol and adrenaline and that will worsen the condition. So you may see fluctuations. You may also find fatigue, irritability and other such problems. If you want to lose weight after delivery, you need to keep your mind free. There are some simple stress busters that can help you to get rid of the stress you are feeling and feel better emotionally.
You can sleep when your baby sleeps. This way, you will not miss out on your sleep time. Massages or rub downs are also good because it will help you to reduce the level of stress hormone cortisol and increase the hormone oxytocin which will make you feel better. You can go out of your home and meet other people or simply exercise a little bit. Going out will reduce your stress hormone levels and it will also improve your mood and the feeling of well-being.