A woman goes through a lot of changes physically during pregnancy. Many of these changes are most noticeable from the outside while other changes can be seen, through ultrasound baby scans. However, the most change that happens is you keep gaining weight gradually all throughout pregnancy. You don’t lose this weight right after you give birth. The reason for that is after your child is born, the hormonal changes in the body cause the uterus to gradually return back to its pre-pregnancy shape. It takes 7-8 weeks for the uterus to return to its typical size. The extra food that you consume during your pregnancy gets put away as fat. For some, losing weight after pregnancy can be a battle. It can be hard dealing with a newborn, maintaining a regular schedule, and recuperating from labor. However, you could try some ways to lose excess weight.
Your body will need time to recover after giving birth. Losing weight right after birth can get in your way of recovery. Don’t start doing exercises or walking just after you come home from the hospital. It is also okay if your body is taking time to go back to normal.
Breastfeed your child:
If you are breastfeeding, you will get back in shape gradually. If the weight reduction happens too quickly it can make you produce less milk. Losing about a pound and a half (670 grams) in seven days will not influence your milk supply or your wellbeing. Breastfeeding makes your body consume or lose ? calories that cause weight loss. You will be amazed at how much weight you lose normally while breastfeeding.
It is not good to start dieting right after birth. You should not skip your meals or start crash dieting. Keep eating at regular intervals. Reject all kinds of junk food, oily food, processed foods, and canned foods. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. You should also drink 4-5 liters of water per day.Eating a heavy breakfast, with all nutrients can give you energy in the morning, and you won’t feel tired all day.
The easy exercise to start losing your weight is walking. You might feel that walking does not do much to reduce your weight, but it does. You can just take a walk around the park with your baby in the stroller.
Once you become used to your regular walks, you can start with exercises. At first, only try to do light exercises that will help you reduce belly fat. If you are not comfortable with regular work out, you can try yoga too. Doing meditation regularly brings a lot of benefits to your body.
Carrying some additional weight after pregnancy is normal. Staying fit will enable you to appreciate time with your child and will make your life is easy. The best way to lose this weight is through a healthy diet, breastfeeding and work out.
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