Baby Losing Weight After Pregnancy
Did you know that women with a normal body mass index should gain an average of 25-35 pounds during their pregnancy? As women, our bodies can go through amazing transformations. After sharing your body with your baby, it is understandable that you want to feel more like yourself. By breastfeeding, setting goals, eating healthy, and exercising, you can safely achieve weight loss after childbirth.
1. Breastfeed, if you can
In addition to providing ideal nutrition for the baby and the ability to reduce disease. Breastfeeding can help you lose some of that postpartum weight. To keep up with your milk production, you will have to eat an additional 300-500 calories. Weight loss can occur differently for everyone and may gradually happen. In addition to eating more calories, you are likely to burn 500-700 calories a day just by simply breastfeeding.
2. Setting Realistic Goals
Setting goals is an important step in losing weight after pregnancy. Having goals are important because it allows you to have a connection between yourself and what you want to accomplish. It is also essential to set realistic goals. Set expectations around your needs, not the exaggerated images you see on social media. One example is to lose an average of one pound every week.
3. Eat Healthier
Some women turn to the many different diets on the market right now. If you are a breastfeeding mom, this approach to dieting may not be the best option for you. Our goals after giving birth are to allow ourselves to recover. If you are a breastfeeding mother do not forget that you need an additional 300- 500 calories to prevent jeopardizing your milk supply. The best thing you can do is simply eat healthier. Avoid high processed foods, eat protein-rich foods, and eat foods that include fiber. If you are not comfortable and unsure about your food choices be sure to talk to a doctor or dietician.
Incorporating exercise into your weekly plans is a great way to lose weight. You will want to talk to your OBGYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) or doctor to ensure that you are in the clear to start physical activity. It is common for your doctor to advise you to not start exercising until four to six weeks. When you start exercising, start slowly. Some great low-impact exercises to try are walking, yoga, swimming, and cycling. Just listen to your body and you can always gradually increase the level of intensity.
Losing weight can be difficult, but it can happen. Breastfeed if you can. Breastfeeding can naturally allow you to lose weight. Do not forget to set goals. Establishing goals allows you to connect with yourself and achieve what you want. Be sure to eat healthier. Avoid highly processed foods and incorporate protein and some fiber into your diet. Try to integrate exercises into your weekly schedule. Physical activity can be a great additional way to burn calories just be sure to consult your doctor. By following these tips, you will be fitting into those pre-pregnancy jeans before you know it.