5 Tips To Burn Those Pesky After-Pregnancy Pounds
Most moms aren’t too worried about their wait after they have delivered. So I will assume that your child is at least 6 weeks old. If they are not then you shouldn’t even be reading this yet. Doctors recommend that you only attempt to lose weight 6 weeks after your delivery, and not a day sooner!
If you’ve waited the 6 weeks (or more), continue reading. Just keep in mind that the average weight gained during pregnancy is 25 – 30 pounds and after delivery you would have lost between 10 – 13 pounds. So you only really need to lose that extra l7 pounds to get back to your normal weight.
Lets get started.
Tip 1: Be Reasonable
A lot of new mothers attempt to lose weight and create goals that they will never reach. So this is what I recommend. Stop making goals you know are not attainable without hurting yourself. Start small and scale it. I can’t tell you how many times woman have hurt their bodies because they’ve decided that they need to LOSE IT NOW!
Tip 2: Dieting Is Optional
There are plenty of ways to start losing weight after pregnancy. Dieting doesn’t have to be one of them, but if you want to do so go ahead. Just keep in mind that your body needs nutrition. Especially if you have decided to breast feed. So with that in mind you should also know that you are going to be very productive in creating milk for your baby. You don’t have to worry about being low or anything like that.
Note: Some woman will go through a small depression and decide not to eat. That isn’t good for you or your baby, see a doctor.
Tip 3: Become A Walker
You need a good stroller for this but why not take walks with your child? This method is one of the easiest ways to burn calories, give your child a “ride”, and spend time with them. On top of a good stroller you will need some good running shoes.
Tip 4: Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories a day, more if you’re breastfeeding often. Please keep in mind that everything you eat is what your baby is eating. So keep the junk food to a minimum and don’t ever over-feed your child! That’s hazardous to child!
Tip 5: Snack Healthy
You are going to snack. Spending a ton of time in the house and with your baby will do that to you. Since you know you won’t be able to resist the urge to snack, and snack often you will keep it healthy! The healthier the snack the more calories you aren’t eating and the healthier it is for the baby!