Pregnancy

How to lose Weight After Giving Birth

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience. But, one thing that may bother women is the postnatal fat that they acquire as a result of pregnancy. Many of the pregnant women have questions about how to lose weight after giving birth. This is not always an easy task, and you may need to put in a bit of effort.  Some of the weight gain will be fluid retention after the baby’s birth. But you can lose the excessive fluid and calories in 2-3 weeks by perspiring and urinating frequently.

Techniques to help you lose post-pregnancy weight

Here are some simple methods for losing weight after the birth of the baby:

  • The first thing that you need to do is drink plenty of water, at least ten to twelve glasses every day.
  • Replace high sugar beverages like juices and sodas with fresh lemon juice and water.
  • You can try seltzer water that has no calories.
  • Keep a handful of healthy snacks, like popcorn, nuts, raisins, and wheat crackers on hand.
  • Do not buy junk or baked foods as this could add on more calories.
  • You can eat meats like leanest cuts of beef and boneless chicken.
  • You can also eat whole grains like pastas, cereal, and bread.
  • When you go to the market to buy goods, do not get fooled by the labels like “nonfat” because some of them are filled with calories caused by hydrogenated vegetable oils that are not healthy. So, whenever you buy goods, the first thing to check is the labels.
  • Try to resist your urge to have a fast food meal and if you really feel like having one, then go for salads and not the fries or the fat filled burgers.
  • When you feel better after the birth of the baby, then you can go for short walks with the baby every day. Carry the baby in a sling or snuggli, and you could opt for a stroller or baby jogger when they become heavy. Start initially for ten minutes, then you can slightly increase the time for walking.
  • You should find ways to slowly increase your exercise by using the stairs instead of elevators.
  • Breastfeeding is another way of burning calories as it burns up 500 calories every day.
  • You could also join a gym, and some of the gyms offer babysitting service as well.

One thing that you need to remember is that is you have gained weight within a span of 9 months and to lose weight you need to exercise regularly and make healthy food choices and lifestyle changes. This is the only key to lose the weight gain after giving birth.

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