Losing Weight After Pregnancy
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Soon after pregnancy, most new moms look anxiously at the old clothes in their closet and the day that they can
fit back into them. Although not an easy task, it can be done with eating right, starting a physical activity
program, and a little patience.
Committing to a healthy lifestyle, rather than a quick weight loss scheme, is the key to successful weight loss
The first and most important thing for new moms to consider in weight loss immediately following birth is a diet
New mothers must not only consider a diet to shed excess pounds, but breastfeeding moms must make sure that they
are providing their bodies with all the nutrients needed to support the growth and development of their child. Be
sure to consult a physician before dieting to ensure that you select the right foods in the proper amounts, and add
any supplements needed while breast feeding.
After breastfeeding considerations, a healthy and well-balanced diet is important for weight loss. Concentrate
on adding fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. The fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are
high in fiber and will give you a fuller feeling throughout the day. This will give you the power to resist
unhealthy snacking urges.
These foods will also provide you with the nutrients needed to support you and your baby. For additional
nutrients, choose dairy products that are low in fat, such as low-fat cheeses, skim milk, and yogurt. Make sure
that your protein sources are lean such as lean beef, skinless poultry, fish, and beans.
In addition to food choices, watch out for your eating habits. Rather than three large meals, eat five to six
smaller meals throughout the day. Avoid skipping meals, which can ultimately make you hungrier and eat more at a
later point in the day. It’s easy to do mindless snacking throughout the day.
Pay attention and avoid snacking when you’re not hungry. When you do need a snack between meals, choose good
carbohydrate and protein snacks such as fruits and nuts. Nuts also contain fiber to give you a fuller feeling. Keep
these healthier snacks around the house as opposed to candy in candy bowls.
A workout program should go hand-in-hand with a healthy eating plan. However, ease into working out slowly.
Start with light aerobic activity such as walking and slowly increase your time and intensity over several
An easy way to become consistent in your workout is to create a plan that includes your baby. For instance, find
a path or go to the park and do a brisk walk or jog with your baby in a stroller. You can even include your baby in
your strength training exercises by lifting and lowering your child while standing or on your back.
While you cannot spot reduce fat, include exercises that target the abdomen and strengthen the muscles in your
midsection. Your diet will control the amount of fat loss in this area and the abdominal exercises will tone your
Weight loss after pregnancy is possible. By using these tips, new moms can be well on their way to reclaiming
their pre-pregnancy shape.
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