Being pregnant and having a baby includes gaining weight! It often takes a while to get back to your pre pregnancy clothes. While some moms are motivated to regain their former shape, other moms are otherwise preoccupied to fix the problem.
Losing baby weight does not require going on any crash diet or rigorous workout. It simply needs an organized mind and a goal ahead of you. Here are easy ways for weight loss.
1. Breastfeed: Breast-feeding helps to burn 300 extra calories in a day. While nursing, moms cannot afford to go on a diet. They need to eat a balanced diet to ensure milk production. The calories thus consumed can be burned by breast feeding. For those who choose to not breast feed, there are sensible eating plans and exercises that can help.
2. Exercise: New moms often do not have the time to workout. The good news is that even brief 15-minute sessions go a long way in losing weight. Rigorous exercises like those followed by celebrities are not required. All that is needed are normal standard aerobic exercises and breathing exercises.
3. Walking: Walking not only relaxes the mind, it offers the baby a chance to get some fresh air. In the process, moms can get a good workout. A brisk walk with correct posture helps to shed extra weight. Pushing the stroller along allows improving posture and tucking in your tummy.
Having exercise equipment at home is a good way to be close to the baby yet get your self a workout. An exercise bike or a treadmill can do the magic for you.
Strength training also helps in the process. Push up’s are a great way to start exercising. You may also lie on the floor, place your baby on your lower legs, and lift them up in a controlled motion. Baby gets to fly while mommy gets a tummy workout.
4. Diet: A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, fruits and vegetables is very important. Increase the intake of fiber and water. Cut back on junk food and unhealthy food options. Do not adopt any new diet at this point – the body is just recuperating from childbirth.