Are you a new mother , now it’s time to start getting your body back into some semblance of order, which typically means losing a few pounds. The question is, where do you begin? Beauty Box is here to help you.
Try these steps for working your way back to your pre pregnancy bod or even better!
Read on for six tips to losing the baby weight, and a really doable exercise program you will be able to find time for. We think you’ll like what you see.
Get Started While You’re Pregnant- If you are still pregnant, it is normal to gain weight, but that shouldn’t allow you to throw caution to the wind and start eating chocolate cake for breakfast or a family-size bag of chips for an afternoon snack. You will have cravings, and you should indulge yourself from time to time, but prudence now pays back greatly later on. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can be a couch potato. Walk around the block once or twice a day. This will benefit you and the baby by getting your blood flowing and getting fresh air into your lungs.
Breastfeed: Breastfeeding burns an astounding number of calories: 500 to 700 a day. This means that many women can actually increase the number of calories they take in and still lose weight quickly and safely. But be aware that as soon as you stop breastfeeding or begin to taper off, your calorie needs will plummet. You can really pack on the weight if you don’t adjust your diet downward and/or your exercise routine upward.
Watch calories and fat: Say no to empty-calorie foods like sodas and chips, as well as fad diets that eliminate entire food groups. Instead, aim to eat a variety of lean protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and plenty of low-fat dairy products, says Tammy Baker, M.S., a registered dietitian in the Phoenix area.
Eat healthful snacks: Eating too much sugar can send your blood-sugar levels on a roller-coaster ride, and when your blood sugar drops, you’re more likely to eat the first thing you can get your hands on. To avoid temptation, keep only nutritious foods at your fingertips. Also stock up on low-fat milk and yogurt for snacks, as studies have shown that calcium from these sources can aid weight loss.
Sex Is Still Good- Every healthy woman knows that sex is good and a recent pregnancy should not forestall having an emotionally and physically good time. You will want to have healed enough, usually four to six weeks, so that there is no discomfort; but try to get back into the pleasure of things as soon as possible. You will want to regain good control of your bladder and strengthen your pelvic floor and Kegel exercises will help with that.