Gaining weight during pregnancy is a healthy way to provide the essential nourishment for the baby but shedding the extra pounds after delivery is one of the challenging tasks for the new mother. Losing weight post pregnancy is not difficult, if done correctly. Some of the below tips will help you lose the weight slowly and keep you healthy:
Breastfeed your baby
Breastfeeding is not just good and healthy for the baby but also have benefits for the mother. It is widely believed that breastfeeding helps in losing baby weight post delivery as it burns up to 500 calories in a day. Even if you do not try any physical workouts, breastfeeding will help you shed the extra kgs.
Do not diet
Most pregnant women restrict their food intake to reduce the additional baby weight soon after delivery. Planned food diet disrupts your body’s natural way of weight loss and the additional stress caused by the deprivation of your favourite food adds to weight gain. Eat healthy as per your body’s need to gradually reduce the pregnancy weight.
Opt for super foods
Super foods are those rich in nutrients and fiber while low on fat. Go for foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamins etc., which will provide adequate nutrition even for the baby. This way, you do not add more calories to your body.
Keep yourself active
Working out every day for even 20 minutes will make a difference in losing your weight. You can try aerobics, swimming, yoga, cardio etc., but it is important to consult your medical practitioner before involving in any of the workout sessions.
Improve your fluid intake
Have plenty of water, fruit juices and health drinks to improve your body’s efficiency which will in turn help to control your baby weight. Having 8 glasses of water cleans your body, keeps you hydrated and refreshing throughout the day to get involved in active workout sessions.