How To Lose Weight After Pregnancy

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Need to get back to shape after pregnancy? You do not have to spend several agonising months to shed the "extras" that you put on during pregnancy. It is not about having to choose between time for your baby and your weight loss programme. You can lose weight and still have more than enough time for your baby. Quit worrying about that extra weight that you have put on. The best part? You need not have to go on an expensive diet, purchase some "miracle" weight loss pill or resort to some high risk medical procedure.

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Post Pregnancy Weight Loss: When Should You Start?

As your body has been subject to tremendous changes during your pregnancy, you need to give it enough time to recover. How much time is needed for recovery? This is dependent on your physical condition during and after pregnancy. You also need to consider any complications or surgical procedures that may have been carried out. The usual recommendation is between six to eight weeks. In any case, it is best that you consult your doctor before you actually start on your weight loss programme.

Is There A Safe Way To Lose Weight After Pregnancy?

Yes, there is and most of it is by using common sense. For starters, you need to focus on your diet or rather on what you eat and drink. Lots of fruits and vegetables are a must and it is essential that you drink plenty of water throughout the day. If you need to snack, choose healthy and natural snacks. What else do you need to be aware of?

  • Do not skip breakfast. Remember that it is the most important meal of the day.
  • Your foods need to be rich in fibre and starch.
  • Avoid food items that have high sugar content and in general, stay away from processed food. Colas and fizzy drinks are not for you.
  • Consume more small portions of meals. They are better than two or three huge portions.
  • The trick is to combine a healthy diet with sensible, safe and practical exercises.

Learn about the type of fruits and vegetables that are especially good for you. Do make the effort to find out about foods that are rich in fibre and starch as well as how much water you need to drink in a day.

Exercise

After pregnancy, be careful with exercise. Do it nice and easy. Bear in mind,what your body went through in nine months of pregnancy and childbirth. What are good after pregnancy exercises? Walking,swimming and light yoga are recommended. Even taking you baby for a walk in a stroller can do you a lot of good for both you and your baby. Do not tire yourself out. Remember that you need enough energy to care for your baby.

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