Seeing that you have now welcomed your baby into this world, we are sure that you might not have much time for yourself. However, we are here to tell you how important it is for you to take care of yourself during this time as well. The fact is that the healthier you are, the easier it will be for you to take care of your child.
But to make sure that you stay hale and hearty in order to take care of your kid, we would love to share our top 5 tips with you.
Frequent and Smaller meals:
Most of us are pretty much used to the usual 3 square meals a day. But it has been proved scientifically that having more meals a day actually helps you lose weight. However, there is a catch here.
The point of having more meals also coincides with the fact that one needs to reduce their portion in order to have more than 3 meals in a day. The ideal number of meals should be close to 6 instead of the 3, and the portions should be smaller so that your stomach does not feel burdened.
This method actually helps to ensure that the hunger pangs and mid-meal cravings that you face with the 3 meal plan go down many notches, and you don’t end up treating yourself to titbits that you should not be consuming
Water, water everywhere:
No matter how many times we may have emphasized on this fact, but water truly is anyone and everyone’s best friend when we get down to the topic of weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle. By simply having 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day, you are able to make sure that your body flushes out unnecessary toxins.
When you are keeping yourself hydrated, you end up ensuring that your metabolism stays active and functioning well which in turn helps you lose weight quite rapidly. If you do get tired of water, then including other liquids like smoothies, soups and fresh juices will also do the trick effectively.
Eat on time and Regularly
Cutting down on your meals and eating habits is not going to help you in a anyway to lose weight. On the contrary, it might just lead you to gain more weight. With the stress that you might be subjected to in the days post the birth of your child coupled with not having regular meals can lead to weight gain.
Eat regularly but eat healthier and smaller meals all through the day. Munching on snacks like nuts and fruits can help tremendously when you do get hungry.
Sleep might be something that will be hard to come by in the weeks or even months post the birth of your kid. With the constant waking up to change or feed to the changing sleeping patterns that you have to get accustomed to, sleep becomes very important.
The less you sleep, the more your metabolism gets affected thus leading you to lose very little or next to no weight at all. Try to gauge your baby’s sleeping pattern and adjust yours’ accordingly so that you are able to get the sleep you deserve.
Full on workout routines might not necessarily be feasible for you at the moment, especially if you have gone through a C-Section. But there is one thing that could make a world of difference to your weight loss routine; walking.
Try walking as much as you can. Even if you are walking while carrying your baby. Trust us, it will be brilliantly effective.
Just make sure that be it your diet, your activity level, before making a switch or changing anything, you consult your doctor first.