STRUGGLING WITH WEIGHT LOSS AFTER PREGNANCY? WE SHARE FIVE EASY TO FOLLOW TIPS TO HELP YOU LOSE THOSE EXTRA KILOS, WHILE REMAINING HEALTHY AND HAPPY AFTER GIVING BIRTH. FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE NOW!
If weight loss after pregnancy is high on your to-do list, then keep reading! As a Mum, I completely understand the desire to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight and reclaim your body.
The problem is, neither of them may be 100% possible. After giving birth, your body changes shape again, and it’s usually reducing its resources (AKA body fat).
For some women, this happens without them having to do anything. For others, it’s a constant struggle and one with a newborn you’d rather be without! Today though, I’m sharing some tips on weight loss after pregnancy which I know have proven useful for both myself and others I know.
Remember though; it’s vital that you chat with your midwife or GP before actively trying to lose weight after giving birth.
5 TIPS TO ACHIEVING WEIGHT LOSS AFTER PREGNANCY
When you eat for two, there’s a high probability that you’re going to gain weight because of it! However, overeating is not always the cause of weight gain during pregnancy.
Often, it’s our body which adds to its resources to help it get through the pregnancy, birth and the next few months. It’s normal for a woman to gain weight and change her shape during pregnancy, just not something many of us like!
Losing that baby weight runs a fine balance of caring for yourself and your baby. Your best option is to set yourself a realistic weight loss after pregnancy goal.
Ignore the fact that other new Mums are back in their jeans within a week (cows) and just focus on yourself. Here are five tips to get you started:
- Breastfeeding – not every mum chooses to or can breastfeed, and that’s perfectly fine. If you are thinking about it, it does provide the benefit of making weight loss easier for many new mums.
- Mindful eating – be mindful of the portion sizes you are putting into your mouth, as well as your frequency of eating.
- Exercise – while sleep and rest are important, don’t turn into a couch potato. Spend a few minutes on gentle exercise each day.
- Healthy eating – chat with your midwife or GP to create a healthy eating plan.
- Stock up on healthy snacks – as a new mum, finding time to cook healthy meals and snacks is darn near impossible. To avoid grabbing the biscuits, keep your pantry full of healthy snacks such as dried and fresh fruit, yogurt, nuts and crackers.