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How to lose weight after pregnancy

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Losing weight after pregnancy and delivery becomes a very difficult task for many women. Weight gain, extra fat and flab is very normal after pregnancy and delivery.

However, it is possible to lose weight if you really want to do that. The following tips will help you to lose weight after pregnancy.

Eat regular meals

Even though someone might advise you or you may feel that eating less and skipping meals will help you to reduce weight. It's not true. It may lead to opposite results. If you are not eating right as a new mom when you have too much of stress, both stress and not eating enough can lead to weight rise issues. You need to eat a healthy and balanced diet throughout the day. You can control the portion size but you should not skip any meals.

Smaller portion size

Instead of three big meals, you can go for five small meals spread throughout the day. The portions of these meals should be smaller. If you are feeling heavy after the meal, it is not small enough for you. If you eat five meals in a day, it means you are not hungry at any point of time. When you control the portion size, it will ensure that you are not overeating, because it will lead to overweight.

Choose low-calorie foods

If you are a new mom and you are trying to lose weight, you will need to choose the low-calorie foods available. As a new mom, you will need lots of nutrition so that he can quickly come back to your healthier self. You also need good nutrition because you need to produce enough milk for your baby. Choose the super foods available. You will not only help you with the necessary energy, they will also fight the possibility of fat deposits. You need to eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium and fibre. Such foods will include salmon, sardines, lean meat, tuna, chicken, eggs, legumes, beans, yogurt and whole-grain foods. Choosing such a diet will definitely help you to lose weight after delivery.

Drink more water

Water is very important for you when you are trying to lose weight. You need at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day as this water will help you to flush out all toxins from your body. Drinking water will also eliminate the possibilities of dehydration. It will improve your metabolism, which will help you to manage your weight. Besides water, you can drink other liquids like milkshakes, soups, smoothies, stews, fresh juices and others.

Regular exercise

With the proper guidance from your doctor and fitness experts, you can start exercising regularly to lose weight. It is very important for you to include some form of exercise in your daily life if you want to lose those extra kilos, flabs and fats which are now present in your body. Talking to your doctor and the fitness expert is important because as a new mom and after delivery, you may need special type of exercises and may need to avoid some exercises for some time. You can always start with basic and simple exercises. Walking, jogging, aerobics, swimming, yoga and other such similar exercises will not harming, rather they will benefit you both physically and mentally.

Get the necessary sleep

Even though as a new mom, it may be difficult to catch the necessary sleeping hours, you will have to find some ways to ensure that you are sleeping for the record amount of time. If you are sleep deprived, it may result in weight gain.

References

1. 6 Week Pregnancy Weight Loss
2. Losing weight after pregnancy
3. Childbearing and Obesity in Women