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Lose Weight Post Pregnancy

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 07/12/2012

When the frustration of losing weight post pregnancy starts to kick in, most mothers will go to extra lengths in order to lose the excess weight. You need patience in order to get back into shape and dedication to the weight loss regime you choose. There are a couple of tips which come in handy in ensuring you stay on track during the process.

Set your goals.
If you have not set your goals yet, you need to set them now and make sure they are realistic. For instance, you can set to lose 1 pound per week and to follow a sensible diet and workout plan in order to attain this goal. Exercising regularly is the way to lose weight and this should include a 30-minute session.

Team up.
In order to lose weight post pregnancy, you need support and as such, it is important to ensure your partner comes on board as well. Rather than watching TV at night, you should take a walk and make a commitment to stick to a diet together. Rid the fridge of all high-fat pantry foods and instead, stock it up with whole grains, veggies, fruits, lean meat, fish, and poultry. These are good for you and they will help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Keep moving.
If you want to lose weight post pregnancy in an effective manner, you need to be on the move at all times. You would be better placed to stick to a diet if you are active and as such, it is advisable to pick up exercises that boost your metabolism. In this case, you should find an activity that interests you such as walking, swimming, cycling, and yoga. Indulge in the activity every week and you will be able to lose weight effectively within the shortest time possible. Every step counts in helping with weight loss and as such, should not be taken for granted.

Think positively.
Your attitude is also important and if you want to lose weight post pregnancy, it is important to ensure you maintain a positive outlook. Bear in mind that simply because you have extra weight, it does not mean you can’t look great and fabulous. Through positive thinking, you will have the energy needed to exercise and follow through with your diet plan to lose weight post pregnancy.

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