Your baby was born, and everyone is excited. However, the joy soon begins to fade, and the new mother comes back to reality and considers losing weight after giving birth. New moms are often put under extra pressure when they see celebrities or rich moms lose their baby weight almost instantly. A young mother cannot diet and exercise right away, which is especially difficult when breastfeeding.
If you want to lose weight after giving birth, consider a few things.
Breastfeeding will require her to consume many calories to replace what has been burned with milk production. Of the typical 25-30 pounds gained during pregnancy, many women lose around 10 pounds immediately after giving birth. A healthy eating plan and regular exercise may be all you need to get back to a healthy weight. But check with your doctor before moving on to any diet or exercise plan.
If you want to diet and breastfeed, it is best to wait until your baby is two months old. The reason for the wait is that during those first two months, her body needs to recover from childbirth and provide a good amount of milk. Also, when she starts to lose weight, try not to lose too much too fast. Reducing one pound per week is a safe amount and will not affect your baby’s milk supply or growth. Environmental toxins that build up in her body can pass into breast milk. It can harm the baby.
It happens that women struggle to lose weight before pregnancy. If you are not breastfeeding, you should lose your pregnancy weight within eight to nine months. If, after this time, she has not lost weight during pregnancy, this is a strong predictor that she will not be able to lose weight.
During pregnancy, one may have developed a habit of eating more food. A person may have used the excuse, “for two.” The habit should be combated immediately after delivery to avoid additional difficulties in achieving the desired weight loss. It is good to be accurate to the portions from In Shape Mummy. Skip the servings and extra snacks.
Eating more meat helps us burn more fat and lose weight. Our body burns carbohydrates and then stores fat and protein for its energy to function. Therefore, in theory, if you limit your carbohydrate intake and eat more meat, your carbohydrate-free body will burn fat stores for energy.
One or two weeks after giving birth, you can also start light exercise, such as walking or training with light weights. Exercise will improve your metabolism and improve your general well-being. You should wait four to six weeks before beginning an extensive exercise program. Ensure you consult your doctor before moving on to any diet or exercise plan.