Childbirth is always a tough job for a mother. Adding up to that is the weight women gain during pregnancy. As studies suggest, it can be anything between 11-44 lbs of weight.
Moreover, postnatal mothers juggle between nursing the baby, getting back into shape, and a million other responsibilities. Here are a few tips to help you in losing weight and get back in shape.
Breastfeed your baby
Nobody loses a figure by nursing. Breastfeeding your baby burns about 700 calories a day. Although you have to make sure you get back some of the calories so that your baby gets enough nutrition. Nonetheless, it is a relief to know that a simple and frequent job like breastfeeding is burning calories.
Make Exercises Fun
If you are thinking of buying weights to exercise, here’s the deal. You already have the weight you can rely upon, your baby. Doing the chores and taking care of the little one is a full-time job. Adding up the extra time you can spend exercising with your baby on your back or chest, you don’t need anything else.
Eat Frequently and Healthy
The most common misconception we have about weight loss is that crash dieting will help. That’s unhealthy. Make a timetable for your eating habits by taking help from your nutritionist. Small quantities of food at regular intervals improves body metabolism and digestion, making sure you are energetic all day, which results in lower cravings for glucose.
Get enough rest
After childbirth, your sleeping schedules are very likely to go upside down. Your biological clock will be messed up, so make sure you take rest whenever the baby is sleeping. Taking frequent power naps prevents your blood sugar from falling, thus taking care of your metabolism and preventing sugar cravings.
Use Natural Remedies to Lose Weight
A regular dose of natural remedies like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, green tea, and so on leads to a steady decrease in your weight and burns calories to reduce flab. Making a habit of drinking postnatal tea helps you become healthy.
It also contains useful herbs that will help you lose weight without harming your body. Try to avoid caffeine as it is harmful, especially if you are breastfeeding.
Interact with Other Mothers
Communication is always healthy. Raising a child is a tough job, thus talking to other mothers about things you are uncertain about will help develop your confidence and reduce stress. Furthermore, second-time or third-time mothers are more experienced and can help you with a lot of things.
Sex is Healthy
After delivery, it’s recommended that one doesn’t get involved in sexual acts as the pelvic joint remains extremely weak. A minimum of 4-6 weeks of rest is recommended, although, after that, one can definitely choose to continue with the acts of pleasure and lose weight in the process.
Let your Body Recuperate
We know you want to get back in shape as soon as possible. However, pregnancy and childbirth and postnatal nursing are a big deal. Let your body cope up. Don’t push yourself too hard, cut some slack, and keep your body and mind healthy and happy.
Avoid following baseless Instagram influencers, fashion magazines, or other unhealthy methods of losing lbs and follow these tips.
Before you even know it, you will definitely start dropping the pregnancy flab you have been looking at all day in the mirror. However, you mustn’t stress too much on losing weight and spend more time with your new baby.