When your baby finally arrives, the activities attached to the new born are a lot. You have to think about pregnancy complications, how, when and with what to feed the baby. The most important question on many mothers’ mind is how to lose weight after pregnancy. Pregnancy involves a long procedure and gradual process of gaining weight, thus you will only lose weight steadily. Thus, great patience is required when planning to lose weight.
If you began with a normal amount of weight and gained twenty-five to thirty-five pounds with your doctor’s recommendation then keep in mind that it will take at least a couple of months to get back your original weight before pregnancy. This can only be done if you strictly watch out on what you eat as well as your exercise if focusing to lose weight.
The other scenario is that if you were already overweight before your pregnancy and gained a lot of weight than what was recommended by your doctor then it can take almost a year to get back to your original weight target. The baby weight that you don’t take off could permanently attach to you for a long period.
Many celebrities right after pregnancy get back to their size zero jeans but they might not have done it in the right manner, a way in which their body is not completely ready to accept such a drastic change. Thus, remember don’t diet right away. It may sound inappropriate but going on an official diet could disrupt your post-pregnancy weight loss targets. Making yourself deprived of the essential foods can make you gain additional weight due to the stress which you take of not having those foods.
Eat healthy; eat whenever hungry, a well-balanced diet to lose weight is highly recommended. This should include plenty amounts of water, milk, yogurt or any other dairy product, iron containing foods such as liver or spinach, proteins as much as you can get off in the form of fish, chicken or beef, vegetables (specifically green in color), fruits and any other fat reducing item. This diet plan can help any mother to lose weight after pregnancy. Thus, if you eat for your hunger, you can lose weight pretty naturally.
Never dip below 1800 calories a day even if you are on a strict diet to lose weight because this can cause severe complications for the body. This check is particularly important when breastfeeding. Get plenty of sleep. Sleep is important to rest your body. Also do slight walking in the first few weeks, you can increase the pace by doing brisk walk and finally when you feel energetic, go for heavy exercise.
It is still time to lose weight after pregnancy. All you have to do is load up on super foods, find some sufficient time to exercise, consider breastfeeding to your child. It will help in shedding the excess pounds which you have gained all along.