Diet for Healthy Post-Baby Weight Loss

One thing is for sure when it comes to losing weight after the childbirth – you need to be very careful about it and you need to make sure that your doctor knows all about your diet and that he has a say in it. Your body is now not only yours but your baby depends on your health and the ability to take care of it. If you are breastfeeding this means that you will be even more responsible for your health and the diets and the regimes you put yourself through. Here are some of the things to know about the diet and the post baby weight loss right here.

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Time

One thing is for sure, you will need a lot of time to get back into shape. Pregnancy and childbirth alter your body significantly and they do it for nine straight months. Therefore, you cannot expect it to get back into the previous shape fast. This time is different with everyone, but it needs to be done slowly and carefully in order for it to be healthy and permanent. Don’t look up to the celebrities that shed that weight like it’s nothing as they have the entire team of doctors, trainers, dietitians and babysitters who take care of them and the baby in the process.

Diet Plan

Food

Fats cannot be entirely excluded from your diet, but they should be reduced to the minimum. Having a baby and breastfeeding it needs a lot of calories and a lot of nutrient. Therefore, you need to have enough body and to keep your body hydrated. You need tons of fiber and vitamins, so your options should be fresh fruit and vegetables, especially the green ones. Get ready to include a lot of spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce and other greenery into your diet. Also, when it comes to starchy foods, make sure that they contain a lot of whole wheat brands and types as they are rich in vitamin B which you need in order to stay strong and healthy. Always have breakfast and divide the portions into five meals during the day. Avoid sweats, soft drinks, especially fizzy kinds and overly salty foods. Keep the foods fresh and keep them balanced with the right amount of fats, carbs and proteins.

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Calorie Counting

This depends on many factors and it should not be determined on your own. Consult with the dietitian and your doctor, especially if you are breastfeeding. Calorie consumption and counting is a good way to keep your body weight on a desired level. This doesn’t mean that you need to religiously count every calorie that you eat, but it may keep you on track about how much you eat, especially if you have cravings. Also, calorie counting makes sure that you don’t eat too little as that is a common mistake. In this way, you can reduce the number of calories a bit and slowly reduce weight. You just need to make sure that you add about 350 calories a day if you are breastfeeding as that actually reduces calories significantly. Use weight loss tea to help you keep hydrated and lose weight at the same time.

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Exercise

Start by walking and pushing the trolley. Add the tempo as you please or you increase the time you walk gradually. Every exercise that you decide you want to do should be approved by your doctor. Too much strain can hurt your body, you uterus, stitches if you have any and your blood vessels which are still sore from the childbirth. One step at the time will lead you directly to success and gradual increase of the effort needed for your exercise will get you back in the shape in healthy and good way.

Once you have a baby you are making a big shock to your body. It is still in the state of recovery. It has been put through a lot, and you need to be gentle on it. Rigid exercises and dietary regimes are not loving your body. They are torturing it and putting in through yet another shock. Always keep in mind – when you are torturing yourself to lose weight, you are now actually torturing somebody’s mother.

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