Free Diet & Weight Loss Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Pregnancy Weight - Loving The Baby But Hating the Baby Fat?


Having a baby is indeed one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. It is oftentimes considered as the epitome of being a woman. But of course, not everything about having a baby makes mothers ecstatic. There are emotional changes from hormone levels, the struggles with food choices and of course, post pregnancy weight.

The biggest problem for women who have just given birth is gaining back their self-esteem, and post pregnancy weight gain does not help. Most of these women, especially those who are returning to work after maternity leave, are on a quest to lose this weight as quickly as possible.

However, accelerated weight loss may not be safe or healthy for you, particularly if you are breastfeeding. The first step to getting your pre-pregnancy body back begins when you give birth and you lose around 12 pounds due to the baby’s weight and other birth losses. The next steps now depend on your healthy diet and exercise program to manage your weight.

Identifying your weight loss program: Eating a healthy diet and coupling it with the right amount of exercise will definitely be the best start. But do not reduce too many calories in your daily intake, especially without the blessing of your healthcare provider. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

Stay away from empty calories like soft drinks and sweets, instead eat more whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk products, and lean protein. Eat smaller portions, and only eat when you are hungry. Make sure you keep yourself well hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day, or possibly more if you are breastfeeding your baby.

Burn off any extra calories through exercise. Finding the right type of exercise and the hours you need depends on your type of delivery. Those who underwent a normal complication free delivery can already go for light exercise like walking shortly after birth.

Those who had a complicated delivery or a C-section must consult the healthcare provider before working out. Take care to follow the healthcare expert’s guidelines. If your body needs rest and time to heal, you will only delay that process by putting it under undue stress.

The best addition to your weight loss program is breastfeeding. It is not only the best way to lose weight, but it also is the best way to nourish your baby until two years of age. Although you need to ingest approximately 500 more calories in your daily diet, breastfeeding burns around 600-800 calories daily.

Set an acceptable deadline: Generally, it takes about six months to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape. The amount of time needed depends on the amount of weight you gained during pregnancy. Experts believe that losing a pound a week is the safest and fastest way to lose the baby weight. Losing more than that is dangerous and could cause health complications.

Be kind to yourself and expect that setbacks may occur. The first months after delivery of a baby will bring many challenges to your lifestyle, body and self-esteem. Keep things in perspective, enjoy your child, and your body will gradually get back to its old shape once again.



Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
healthy food physical activity nervousness adrenaline junk food comfortably lose body regular diet red meat menu beer heart disease mind excess weight tactile sensations competition healthy eating belly fat body detox diet great diet fresh fruit diet tips dieting green vegetables meat leisure activities oversleeping guilty feelings feeling good positive outlook traveling workout loss weight low carb diet colon road food diet partner nausea fish oil overcoming craving healthy snacks weight loss diets fruit motivation housework upbeat music allergy breakfast cleansing diet comfortably lose weight weight loss tips planning meals organic foods exercise program healthy heart Vitamin C baby weight salmon eating food journal strenuous exercise flatter tummy high energy day detox diet chicken breast Omega EFAs resentment fish grains salads dieting tips good health fit weight loss myths chicken blood sugar metabolism healthy diet walnuts sweet treat sugar salad diet plan eat well dieting easier snacking breastfeeding budget daily vitamins egg yolk changes to diet hay diet oral fixation weight gain grapefruit whole grain save money extra calories fats diet pills diabetes successfully lose weight pilates applies diabetics body mass index healthy heart low fat cereal caffeine lose weight quickly light exercise whole grain foods cravings homemade soups bananas quercetin anti-oxidants kidneys comfort food protein cereal unborn child psychosexual development water lose weight faster turkey hypoglycemia wellbeing diet books negative feelings complex carbohydrates cholesterol lowering diet breathlessness fad diet eating the right food commitment feelings gastointestinal problems clammy skin weight loss diet diet food toxins food symptoms of diabetes walking depression team effort diet needs maternity leave diets goal setting healthy diet, tasty treats fruits processed foods wedding weight loss bullying eating healthier allergic reaction burning calories sticking with a diet healthy sandwiches lasting results diabetic lifestyle changes daily regimen fiber malnutrition liquid diets pears body detox good choices eating healthily pregnant woman nuts childhood obesity birth yoga liver veggies cholesterol lowering children lose weight zero calories abdominal obesity daily exercise dairy food healthier fast heart beat aerobics healthy lifestyle whole body detox room service boredom vacation high protein diet bad feelings peer pressure looking good cholesterol diet sensible weight lose weight fast mood vegetables eat healthy sugar imbalance make dieting easier heart problems pole dancing losing weight grilled chicken poor health healthy treats vitamins olive oil rigid diet great diets nutrition hip-hop pholretin healthy weight teens baked goods high blood pressure comfort eating hormone levels weight loss depend on each other fried food teen lose weight healthy foods diet fail balanced diet awareness HDL multigrain baked beans dairy product belly dancing organic eggs leafy vegetables fatty acids protein diets canned fruit heart healthy diet good diet antioxidants larger goal different calories low carb dementia solo dieting feel discouraged mediterranean diet health risks fat calories heart healthy zone diet healthy relationship coffee important minerals cabbage soup meal replacements exercise health carbs parenting tips overall health bad cholesterol exercising LDL cholesterol fresh food withdrawal diet information hyperglycemia blood sugar levels self-esteem vacation diet bladder having fun diet plans obesity eating less pre-pregnancy body granola bars energy levels weight loss program ballroom colon cancer diet fun self-confidence temptatis look great alcohol heart healthy cooking jogging detox diet emotional eating cabbage soup diet successful diet oatmeal buckwheat almonds dancing pregnancy weight balanced meal pound goal



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Health Blogs
best Health blogs