When the baby is born there are a lot of things that you have to do: when to feed him, sleep, take care of him, but also you have to lose weight.
During the pregnancy, women gain approximate 25-35 pounds, but it shouldn’t take more than a few months to get rid of them if you watch what you eat and exercise. Every new mom is eager to like her old self again you have to remember to be patient with yourself.
Here are some tips that will help lose weight after pregnancy and fit in your old jeans.
A diet could derail your post-pregnancy weight loss. If you start eating healthy, the weight loss comes pretty naturally. You should eat a well-balanced variety of food. Keep in the house different snacks that would give you energy throughout the day. Carrot sticks, apple, and wheat crackers are all good for giving you strength.
Try to not go below 1800 calories a day, especially if you are breastfeeding.
If you are nursing, your body will need maxim of nutrition. You need food that is heavy in nutrients and light in calories and fat.
Fish is an excellent “superfood,” an essential omega-3 fatty acid will help your baby develop a healthy brain and nervous system.
Milk and yogurt are high in calcium; you need to keep your bones healthy. Also protein – chicken, and beans are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. They will keep feeling full for a longer.
Some study shows that breastfeeding can help you lose weight faster. But breastfeeding is best for your baby, will help boost his immunity and provide many other health benefits.
To stay hydrated during the day, you have to drink a lot of water. Some study shows that drinking water can accelerate your metabolism, and drinking water fills your stomach, so you will not eat as much.
drink as much water as possible
Exercise will help you lose weight but also helps with depression, the sleep issue and will help with relieving stress. Aerobic and strength exercises will burn calories and keep your muscles and bones healthy.
Before you start any exercise program, you have to get your doctor approval.
Get some sleep
Lack of sleep or unhealthy sleep patterns specific to breastfeeding are also a cause of an inability to lose weight. It may seem impossible to sleep 8 hours of rest when you have a baby waking up several times a night, but sleeplessness can influence your weight. When you are tired, your body releases cortisone and other stress hormones that can increase weight gain. When your little one is asleep, sit beside him and catch as many moments as you can to rest.
Ask for help
If weight loss does not work, ask for advice from a doctor or nutritionist. The nutritionist can help you design a diet plan that will allow you to lose weight safely and effectively while the doctor can recommend you how many pounds you need to get rid of.