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Sound Tips For Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Mar 2, 2008
Weight loss after pregnancy is a gradual process. It is important to understand that you have collected mass over nine months of your pregnancy period and hence it will take some time to lose it all. Tips are usually given by everyone around you but if you are really not convinced and need some sound advice, go to your doctor.

Always remember to give time to your body to heal after delivery. It is not advisable to strain your body with strenuous exercises which will only cause further damage. Your exercise program should always be combined with a balanced diet.

Start gradually with light forms of exercises like walking or yoga. You are the best judge to know when to stop if you feel you are overdoing it. Never choose to ignore the alerts. The pregnancy period has been a cycle of physical exertion for you. Be good and kind to yourself and take your exercise regime in slow steps.

You tend to put on about 25 to 35 pounds during your nine month pregnancy period. You are bound to lose about 12 to 13 pounds after giving birth and thereby be left with only 12 to 21 pounds to get rid off. The 12 to 13 pounds that you lose is because as you deliver, your uterus shrinks back to its size and the hormone levels which are at their peak also begin to fall. The weight in your body was the collection of the amniotic fluid which was holding your baby, the weight of your baby and the placenta. As all this is released you naturally find a dip in your mass. However, this is only about 30 to 40 percent of your weight. You still have your additional weight gained that you will have to lose diligently with exercise and diet plan.

Easy Tips

Proper nutrition is essential if you are breastfeeding your baby. Have sufficient quantities of fruits, vegetable and whole grains. These foods are packed with nutrients which will give you a satisfied feeling. Choose from low fat products like skim milk, cholesterol free butter, yoghurt. Hold yourself back from junk and processed food. Always break down your meals into 56 smaller frequent meals. This will give you energy which can last throughout the day. Have your food only when you are hungry. If you still feel hungry try to have healthy snacks or fruit juices and avoid binge eating. Have sufficient water and fluids at all times. Drink some water just before meals to avoid overeating. Follow small tips like taking the stairs when there is an elevator, parking your car far away, going for walks with your baby in stroller.

Your weight loss will be easier if you follow these tips. Focus on your exercise and nutrition. Do not overexert your body for those few extra pounds of weight. Never feel the pressure of exercising, enjoy every moment; this will enable a good and healthy recovery.
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After delivery, the foremost thing on your mind must be weight loss. Weight loss after pregnancy will get delayed if you are breastfeeding your baby. Do exercise and follow some healthy tips for effective weight loss. For more information visit pregnancy.
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