Being a new mommy is a tough job and handling a new born is even tougher so here are 5 effective tips for weight loss after delivery.
Once the baby comes, you have a million things on your mind right from feeding the baby, handling the baby, diapering, losing post pregnancy weight and many more.
Let me throw some light on some easy peasy tips that will help you fit in your old clothes faster.
So without much ado let’s jump to 5 tips for weight loss after the baby-
1. Do not skip meals-
Have 4/5 healthy meals in small proportions throughout the day. Ditch all junk food from your pantry.Go easy on fatty and sugary foods.Have a wholesome and healthy breakfast.
Watch your portion size , especially during lunch and dinner.
Include a lot of fruit and veg, lean meats, fish and seafood, whole grains (oats, grainy breads, beans, pulses), eggs, and healthy snacks like yoghurt, nuts and seeds in your diet.Drink lots of water throughout the day.
Also, follow your doctor’s advice on weight loss after pregnancy.
2. Consider Breastfeeding for weight loss-
It does work wonders for some moms and helps them burn those extra calories.
Well, this is one of the reason why calorie restrictive diets are not advisable at this stage as it affects the quality if the milk and you don’t want any compromise for your new born, right?
Breastfeeding may help you burn about an extra 330-500 calories in a day.
Breast milk is also healthier for your baby as breast milk offers much more nutrients than formula milk.
3. Gentle Exercises-
There is no harm in doing some easy gentle exercises like-
Make friends with new moms and you will find motivation in each other and can take up some group classes and simple workout sessions.
So put your comfortable shoes on and burn those belly fats off.
Start with slow pace and easy workouts/walks and eventually increase your time and pace.
4. Postpartum Belly Belts-
Invest in a good quality and comfortable postpartum belly belt which will help you get your body back to its former post childbirth.
This postpartum belly band will also help reduce swelling, support core abdominal muscles and return uterus to its original size sooner. It also makes you look instantly slimmer, adding confidence and helping you feel better after a baby.
It is an absolute must have for women just after giving birth or anyone had surgical operation resulting in loose skin and back pain.It also has built in boning to help support the lower back and improve posture during breastfeeding.
5. Lower your stress level and get adequate sleep-
I have seen too many moms hit depression just after delivering their baby.
The great level of increase in responsibilities will definitely bound to shoot up your stress levels.
But stress can have an adverse effect on you and your baby.
At this point, it is extremely crucial that your partner supports you and stands by you and also help you with all the baby duties deligently.
Also, getting adequate sleep is so essential as it will help you boost your mood and well as your metabolism and aid you in the desired weight loss.
I know, you would be so desperate to shed that extra pounds soon.. but remember, patience is the key.. it has taken nearly 40 weeks for you to gain that weight so you can’t expect to loose it in 4/5 weeks right.
Patience, determination and consistency is the key to achieve your weight loss goal.