Having a baby can be the most joyous event that you will ever experience in your lifetime. And it can also be the most stressful. Not only do you have to deal with changing nappies, endless feeding and sleepless nights, you’re also well aware that you’re carrying around extra baby weight. But how do you weight loss in pregnancy when you’re just so busy all the time? Well here are a few helpful tips that can help you shed a few excess pounds.
Maintain a healthy diet
One of the most obvious ways to lose weight is to cut the amount of food you are eating. However, this is the least effective way to lose your baby weight not to mention the danger it poses to both you and your baby’s health. Therefore, it’s a better idea to eat a healthy diet in moderation. Make yourself smaller portion sizes and stock up on those vegetables. Cutting your food out altogether will make you tired and frustrated, making more likely that you’ll snack on chocolate and crisps.
Breastfeeding is actually an incredibly simply way for busy mothers to shed some of their baby weight and it’s surprising how many calories you can burn in one day. Not only is it beneficial for your child as it boosts their immune system, it can make you burn up to 800 calories per day.
If you want to move those pounds, it’s important that you keep moving every day. It can be very tempting to collapse on the sofa but if you make an effort to go for a walk, you’ll feel healthier in yourself and move towards losing that baby weight. Sometimes it’s a good idea to meet other new moms and set an exercise date. That way you’re more likely to stick to the exercise commitment.
Get enough rest
Studies have shown that if you sleep for less than 5 hours, you hold on to your baby weight longer. So make sure you rest up whenever your baby is napping as you’re more likely to stay away from junk food than if you’re grumpy from lack of sleep.
Sometimes, those extra few pounds just won’t shift. Cosmetic surgery such as liposuction is a potential option if you are in good health as the excess fat can be sucked from the area. It’s important that you wait at least 6 months after giving birth and realize that liposuction is not a solution to the problem but it can help remove the fat and complementing the surgery with a healthy diet and exercise is beneficial.