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How to lose weight post pregnancy

Alternative Text By: Pallavi Gunni | October 12, 2018

Losing weight after pregnancy is the hottest topic that is trending all across the globe. From celebrities to common people, like you and me, keep searching new techniques on how to reduce the extra weight we have gained. If you are overweight, you become the headlines amongst everybody and people start body shaming, but nobody actually understands that it took almost 9 months to acquire the weight so weight loss will also take time.

Initially for a new mother, who has just delivered a baby some time back, usually doesn’t get time, as the baby is hardly few days / month old. We moms do have a lot of responsibilities and we don’t really focus on ourselves.

So what do you think is the right time to lose post pregnancy weight?

As we all are aware no doctor would recommend you to start dieting or excising straight after the delivery as your body is weak internally. It needs healthy and nourished food to heal and give strength. Apart from your body getting back to normal, a mom has to have rich diet as she has to feed her baby and take proper care of herself and the baby. You can consult a good dietician after 8 or 10 weeks have passed, but do consult your doctor before any appointment with the dietician.

Reducing weight is very important for one as it leads to many diseases such as diabetes, joint pain and high blood pressure and sometimes it can lead to life threatening disease too. Apart from disease, if you are overweight, you tend to lose self confidence and it further results in depression. Being overweight restricts one’s lifestyle and one cannot enjoy much. Secondly, reducing weight is equally important if you are planning for a second baby as it becomes difficult for an obese person to conceive.

Simple & effective ways to reduce those extra kilos

Reducing weight and fitting into your old clothes is the biggest challenge one has to face and many moms out there can easily relate. I am sharing a few easy and healthy tips that one can follow without pinching the pocket:

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is very important for your baby to stay healthy and fit, it is equally important for moms too, as breastfeeding helps the mom to reduce 500-800 calories a day. Breastfeeding has its importance for mum and baby. Go for it.

Choose healthy

Choose healthy

Indulge in healthy eating, include fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat in your diet. Remove excess use of sugar /sweets from your diet. Say no to junk and emotional eating.

8 hours of sleep

8 hours of sleep

I know you must be thinking that 8 hours of sleep is a dream with your little one. Sleep disorder results in metabolism change and one tends to feel sleepy and heavy all the time. It results in weight increase .Take help from your partner / mother to take care of the child and complete your sleep so you stay fit and active all day.

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated

Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. It helps to flush out toxins from your body. Staying hydrated also improves one’s metabolism.

Don’t take unnecessary stress

You must know taking stress and weight gain go hand in hand. Avoid taking tension, stay away from negative people and negative thoughts. Share it with someone close. A healthy and happy woman is always the best mom.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Limit coffee and alcohol as it can prohibit in reducing weight. Whenever you have the urge to drink, get yourself a cup of green tea.

Don’t skip any meal

Skipping meal and dieting can never result in weight reduction, which can be harmful for you and baby. So eat and keep a track of your diet.

Stay motivated

Motivation is very important for one to achieve the desired weight. Stay motivated and don’t be disheartened because losing weight won’t be possible overnight.

Walk/dance

Whenever you get time to keep yourself active and stress free, choose to dance or walk.

Losing weight is very important for your all round development .There is no fixed time frame when one will reduce, you have to be patience and follow few simple steps to eat clean. Don’t be disheartened as everyone’s body and mechanism is different. All the best for your goal! You will soon achieve it. Stay motivated!

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