Saturday, September 13, 2014

Natural Ways To Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Most women can’t wait to get back to their pre-pregnancy shapes, especially after the birth of their first baby. However, for some reason, losing weight after pregnancy seems like a difficult task, especially for those women who are still nursing their babies. It is common for a woman to wonder if her baby is getting adequate nutrition or not, after deciding that breast milk should be the main source of nutrition for the baby. Therefore, in order to ensure that their milk does not lack any of the essential nutrients, several nursing mothers are afraid of dieting or even working out, to burn fat after pregnancy. 
losing weight after pregnancy

However losing weight while breastfeeding in a healthy manner, is possible, as long as you take the right approach. It is not really necessary to go on a strict diet, when the same weight loss results can be achieved, by making a few healthy dietary changes. The most important factor is patience. First of all, you need to realize that getting rid of fat after pregnancy that took you a period of 9 months to gain, will not take place overnight. Keeping this in mind, you need to set challenging, but realistic weight loss goals for yourself, that will help you stay motivated, till you see the results you were looking for. There are also certain tips for losing weight after pregnancy that you can follow, which will not diminish the quality or the quantity of your milk in any way: 

Post Baby Weight Loss Tips

  • Breastfeeding is a great way to burn calories and therefore, it is best to feed your baby as often as possible. Feeding your baby on demand will help improve the supply of your milk and at the same time, it will help you burn off the calories. 

  • While it may be best to wait for a while in order to diet, exercising is an excellent way of losing weight after pregnancy. Make it a point to exercise for at least half an hour each day, around 5 days a week. Exercises like walking, aerobics, and jogging are ideal for women who are breastfeeding. 

  • Make sure that you consume the required number of calories for each day, while you are breastfeeding. Consuming less than 1,500 calories each day may reduce the milk supply drastically. However, the calories should come from healthy food sources and not from junk food, fried food, sweets or other fattening foods. 

Losing weight after pregnancy even for nursing mothers is not a difficult task anymore. There are several weight loss groups that have weight loss diet programs for women who are breastfeeding. However, it is best to check with a doctor about the right time to start exercising and following a diet program.