Learn How to Lose Weight After Having a Baby

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/30/2023

The joy that a newborn baby brings to a family barely compares to anything else. However, pregnancy always comes with plenty of health implications on the mother. Due to the many changes that occur in the body, many women tend to gain weight during the nine months. A good number of pregnant women eat excessively with the cliche excuse of “eating for two”. Anyway, while you cannot change the past, there is a lot you can do to revert back to your pre-pregnancy body shape. This guide will help you find easy ways to lose weight after having a baby.

Split the workouts.
Exercise, without doubt, is one of the key ingredients in any weight loss plan. Unfortunately, with a newborn baby to take care of, it's never going to be easy to find ample time to work out. This is because chores such as breastfeeding and cleaning the baby leave you very little time to be on your own. However, the easiest way to beat this obstacle is to split your workout sessions. You could spend the half hour your baby is sleeping to skip a rope around the yard. You could also take an evening stroll when the dad is playing with the baby in the evenings.

Get enough sleep.
The worst nightmare for most mothers is that kids never know when it's time to sleep and when to be awake. This is why finding a full eight hours to sleep will never work to your convenience. Unfortunately, depriving the body of sleep makes it very hard to lose the post pregnancy weight. When you work yourself up, the body releases stress hormones such as cortisol that actually promote weight gain. To prevent this, you will have to take advantage of all chances to grab a nap. With these tips, you won't need to look elsewhere to know how to lose weight after having a baby.

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