5 Ways to Drop Excess Weight Gained During Pregnancy

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Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Some persons like a boot camp approach to losing weight while others cannot bear it. They want to lose weight but not with the excess pressure regarding the issue.

During pregnancy, many women tend to “pig out”. However, mommies must consider their overall health in the balance when eating certain snacks because there is life after pregnancy. Think about it!

Here are 5 very achievable ways you can use to lose weight after pregnancy:

1. Start by using moderation when eating during the pregnancy so that dropping the weight after the pregnancy is not that hard. Don’t be mistaken; pregnancy is not the time to be dieting, but at the same time you don’t have to eat double the amount of food you would normally consume regularly. Just eat a well-balanced diet, with nutritious snacks in between. Ensure you include lots of bulk in your diet as this helps to maintain a full feeling and prevent constipation which is common in pregnancy. Sometimes nutritional supplements are recommended.

2. Acquire the mindset to regain and maintain a healthy weight and a sexy figure. See it as one of your primary objective. Every action starts in the mind. You have to want to lose the weight or else it is pointless.

3. Breastfeed, breastfeed, breastfeed. Breastfeeding is an excellent way to burn fat gained during pregnancy. The more you breastfeed, the more milk is produced and milk production takes a lot of energy. Therefore, the body will convert the fat to energy to accommodate this.

4. Continue to eat a well-balanced diet, with healthy snacks in between each meal. This time, it can be stricter than during pregnancy. Reading the labels of the foods you purchase will help you to determine their nutritional content and aids in making the decision if it is right for you to consume seeing that you are trying to lose weight.

5. Incorporate exercise in your daily activities. This statement cannot be overemphasized because it is so true. Brisk walking, cycling, jogging and swimming are examples of fun ways to exercise. You can pick two or more of the activities you like and alternate which you should do each day. If you were delivered by caesarean section, it is advised that you consult your doctor as to which exercise routine is best suited for you. Exercise boosts your energy and relieves stress along with helping to burn the excess fat.

Many women say pregnancy is the cause of their excessive weight gain and it is impossible to lose all the “baby fat”, but impossible is not true. You just need a start on the right track, so why not start here? You might surprise yourself with how much farther you can go in this business of weight loss.

Read This Next: 6 Foods Pregnant Women Should Avoid

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Karlene Smith is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and currently studying her MSc in Nurse Anesthesia. Karlene likes to write about parenting, health, and relationship issues. Connect with her on LinkedIn

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