The thing is, losing weight is essential to new moms. There were reports that say if you don’t lose it right after giving birth, there is a big chance of obesity after 15 years. Weight loss experts also claim that losing baby weight might be more difficult to do a year after giving birth when you don’t do something about it.
1. Breastfeed your baby. Some women cannot do this even if they want to but if you are one of those lucky ones who can breastfeed their baby, do so.
2. Decrease carbohydrates intake and increase protein. Protein is necessary for the vital functions of our body organs.
3. After waking up, do 20 jumping jacks. This physical activity can jumpstart your metabolic process.
4. Drink lots of water. Do not mistake the need for water to the need for food.
5. Spend at least 30 minutes of everyday exercising. Any physical fitness activity will do.
6. Refrain from eating out. Instead of eating out, why not whip up something yourself? You can harness your cooking prowess and at the same time, you can control the ingredients you are putting in your food.
7. Include your family in your plans of losing weight so they know how to help you out.
This is especially true if you did not exercise much during the pregnancy. Remember too that it took over nine months to get to your maximum weight, so a gradual decrease is in order.
Breast feeding is one way to lose weight considerably and this is a trick used by many Hollywood celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie. This gobbles up a lot on calories. So even if you are just sitting there feeding your baby, it is as if you are hitting the gym.
During our pregnancy we were eating a little more because our body demanded it. Now all of a sudden the baby is here, and our body does not demand the extra food (unless you are nursing) but our body is use to getting more food! Even though the first two months of our pregnancy are hardest because of all the life adjustments including not sleeping the first few days after the initial excitement, but than sleepless few first months until we get used to the little one’s schedule.
After walks, the little one may sleep longer and much deeper, allowing for more time of your own. You will discover you have more energy and begin to look forward to your daily strolls. Don’t think you have time? Just stop and think about how much time you spend with a fussy baby, keeping them occupied, happy, and trying to get the little one to nap.
Lose the Bad Habits – ‘Eating for two’ for 9 months means you have probably picked up some bad eating habits so the first step to losing that weight is to take an honest look at what you’re eating. Keep a food diary for a week, and use it to find out where your bad habits are. Are you snacking on high fat foods? Skipping breakfast? Eating late at night? Think about where you can realistically cut out those calorific foods and replace them.