As the little one grows, mommies start worrying about how to lose fat after pregnancy they will have accumulated when the baby arrives. A healthy mom is a happy mom, as the saying goes, so from the moment you hold your newborn for the first time, you should be putting a plan into action. There are many ways to lose extra mommy fat, and you will surely find a couple of them and make up a nice strategy. So, let’s begin.
You will probably be too exhausted and overwhelmed with joy to think about any serious exercise, which is perfectly normal in the post-birth period, says physiologist and postpartum-fitness expert Renee M. Jeffreys, M.S. Although your body is not fit for exercise until six weeks after, you can take some easy walks around the neighborhood.
Breastfeeding is said to burn from 600 to 800 calories a day. Although you need a rich diet in order to produce milk, you can lose weight by sitting comfortably in your room. Some women have even reported losing their entire extra weight through breastfeeding alone.
Once you grow stronger and feel less exhausted, you can start exercising with your baby. You can do lunges holding your baby to your chest. Lie on your back and hold the baby above your chest, pressing her up toward the ceiling. There are certified trainers who specialize in prenatal and postnatal fitness.
Keep Track of Calories
Empty calories food like chips and sodas won’t do you any good. Neither will those new, revolutionary diets that preach focusing on one food group only. You will achieve best results if you eat nutrient-rich meals of lean protein, whole grains, fibers and fresh fruit combined with low-fat dairies.
Naps are Important
The relation between having enough sleep and losing weight has been established long ago. And now you have a little helper and an alarm clock. Follow your baby’s sleep rhythm and take a nap every time the baby does, and don’t let the housework stop you.
Sugar rich snacks will send your blood sugar level through the roof. And when the level drops you are turning into an eating machine. If you want to avoid that, and you do, don’t keep sweets around at all. Focus on nutritious snacks, like low-fat yogurts, raisins or whole-wheat crackers.
Boost Protein Intake
One of many benefits of protein-rich foods is that they contain hunger-fighting hormones that cause more of a fullness effect than your carbs, while still increasing your energy levels due to the high content of iron and B12 vitamin. You can supplement your fish, beef, and eggs portions with Legion supplements.
Internal inflammations are caused by traumatic or stressful experiences, like giving birth, for example. That is a normal reaction of our immune system. By eating anti-inflammatory foods like green tea and berries, including spices like turmeric and garlic, but avoiding processed sugar you can fight these inflammations.
Drink Plenty of Water
Apart from keeping you from dehydration, drinking enough water keeps your stomach full and eliminates the need for overeating. The long-established rule of eight glasses a day can be challenged nowadays by the better indicator – the color of your urine. If you go to the bathroom every three to four hours, and your urine is clear, you are well-hydrated.
The latest findings show that non-breastfeeding women and pregnant and breastfeeding women have less the same need for calcium. Storing bones and teeth need a lot of low-fat dairy products and calcium-strong foods like figs, legumes and leafy greens.
Connect with other Moms
You will find it easier to exercise if you team-up with other moms. And exercise won’t be the only benefit. You will get a chance to share your experiences, tips, and advice and also hear from other moms how they are doing. Eventually, you won’t want to miss a friendly conversation and will go exercising together every day.
Ask for Help
If you are still struggling with your extra weight, including the doctor or a dietitian into the fight. The doctor can tackle the medical aspects, as when you can start exercising and when you should stop in order to stay healthy, while a dietitian can tailor you an eating plan that will keep you healthy and fit.