Recently, the zero figure fame Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan gave birth to a baby boy that gained a buzz around. While, it’s definitely a joyful moment for the lady, however one thing that might be troubling her, we believe, is her weight. Don’t you think so?
Post pregnancy weight gain is a common concern for majority of women. As a woman, the joyful time when a newborn has finally arrived is often mixed with emotions about the changes in their bodies. Many women have concerns about how they will lose the weight they put on over the past nine-plus months. It seems extremely difficult to shed those extra pounds and get back in shape again. Come on…not every women is Mary Kom!
However, the cool part is that everything is possible! So, if you’re soon to become a mom or have already stepped-in to a new role, it’s time for to take some action, for oneself.
Read on to know where to begin from.
Eat and Eat Healthy, Mom
It is a common practice for new moms to go for dieting in order to lose weight after pregnancy. Experts insist such moms not to diet. Even if you’re frustrated with your weight, you should not opt for dieting. This is because at this stage your body is in its regeneration phase and needs proper nutrition for various purposes – recover from the delivery stress, breastfeeding your newborn, and fight against infections. Hence, it is a must for you to follow a very well balanced diet plan. Eat every kind of nutritious food to satisfy your hunger. Consult your dietician and ask for a proper chart. Munch on healthy snacks in intervals. Don’t take stress as it will lead to more weight gain.
There are many success stories on how many women have cut down on their weight through breastfeeding. This theory of losing weight through breastfeeding is sort of true as when you feed your babies with your own milk, nearly 300-500 calories are burnt. It is a very effective exercise both for the mother as well as the baby. Here, it is a must for mothers to eat well for this formula to work well. When you eat healthy, you get energy from whatever you eat, and even from your body’s existing fat stores. This is how you shed extra fat from your body.
Move your Body
Often new mothers are very sleep-deprived and hardly even think about exercising. While there’s no harm in taking adequate rest as most women’s bodies aren’t really ready for heavy exercise until six weeks after their delivery.
However, you should still move your body a little. Start by walking around the room. If it feels good and doesn’t cause pain or worsen bleeding, take a few steps more the next day. Walk a little and more daily until your six-week check-up. Henceforth, you should be ready to do 20 minutes of cardio 3 to 5 times every week.
If you don’t feel like walking around or leaving your neighborhood, pushing a buggy or stroller 1-2 miles in 30 minutes can also help burn 150 calories.
According to the M.S., R.D., director of nutrition at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, Sheah Rarback, “Getting adequate sleep has proven to be helpful in weight loss because you’re not compelled to binge on high-calorie, high-sugar foods for energy.” Uneven sleep cycles can upset your metabolism making it harder for you to lose your weight after pregnancy.
Therefore, take a nap whenever you can in complete peace. With this, you won’t end up with a long-term sleep deficit. This will also keep your energy levels balanced and your naughty cravings in check.
It seems, but actually it isn’t difficult to lose weight after pregnancy. You just need the zeal and a strong will to accomplish this and make the right efforts to do so. Simply, eat well, move yourself and breast feed your baby while you remain relaxed. This makes the perfect combination for you to lose weight after pregnancy.