Some new mom finds it quite easy to snap back to their pre-pregnancy shape, while other new mums are still struggling with the pregnancy weight. If you are still struggling with pregnancy fat, the good news is you are not alone and you can still get back to your pre-pregnancy shape.
However, dedication and patience are key to losing postpartum baby weight and looking like your pre-baby self again.
We have proven ways that can help you lose the baby weight. Read on for six tips to losing the baby weight.
– Decide to lose the pregnancy weight
Most new moms are overwhelmed with so much work to do and I can relate to that. However, the only way progress can be made is when you make the deliberate effort to shed the pregnancy weight. Most importantly, ensure your Doctor has given you the go ahead.
Breastfeeding causes the uterus to contract and return to its normal size faster than it would without breastfeeding. Breastfeeding helps weight loss and helps to reduce the size of your belly.
– Go for healthy snacks
Instead of feeding on unhealthy snacks whenever you feel hungry, you should rather go for healthy ones and this can be easily done by filling up your fridge with healthy snacks. Also stock up on low-fat milk and yoghurt for snacks, as studies have shown that calcium from these sources can aid weight loss.
– Get with other new moms
Form a sort of support system with other new moms. This is a way to stay on track and not stop mid-way. Challenge each other and motivate each other to reach your desired weight.
– Drink water
It is important to stay hydrated. Drink lots of water throughout the day. This will keep you hydrated and speed up your metabolism. It’ll also keep your belly full, so you’ll eat less. Ensure you keep a bottle of water with you at all times. If it’s there, you’ll probably drink it without even thinking.
This can be quite difficult because of the baby but it is important for your health and for weight loss. This is important because when you’re tired your metabolism slows and you feel less interested in exercising. You’re also much more likely to grab for unhealthy foods. Sleep when your baby sleeps and ask your husband to help at night, at least on the weekends, so you can catch up on sleep.
– Be patient
Remember the weight didn’t appear overnight, it took some time, so don’t expect the weight to disappear overnight. Be patient and stay positive because it will make the whole process easier.
In conclusion, don’t forget to have an exercise routine that works best for you. All the best!
Picture source: Healthy Babies Coalition