Post Pregnancy Weight Loss

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/30/2023

After giving birth, most women are eager for post pregnancy weight loss and as such, they end up making mistakes that cost them dearly. If you want to lose weight and keep it off for the long term, you need to consider the following.

Do not start on a diet too soon.
For your body to recover from the effects of child delivery and labor, it is advisable to take a 6-week duration before you start dieting. For mothers who are breastfeeding, it is advisable to keep your weight loss aspiration lost at bay till after 2 months. Those who start their post pregnancy weight loss immediately after childbirth are at the risk of not losing the weight as fast and efficiently as they would like and what is more, they end up feeling tired. This is because they need all the energy they can muster for the purpose of adjusting to the new life and for the newborn baby.

Be realistic.
If you want to achieve your post pregnancy weight loss goals, you need to be realistic. It is not possible to regain your exact body shape before pregnancy, and this is because there are changes which are permanent. Therefore, you ought to be realistic and set your goals accordingly.

Embrace exercising.
Stop looking for a magic pill in order to lose weight because there is none. Rather, you should adhere to a healthy diet combined with exercising in order to get the desired results. This is the only way to shed off the excess pounds and ensure they stay off. Also, this gives you the assurance you are losing fats rather than muscle. Before you begin exercising, it is advisable to consult with your doctor to confirm that your body is ready.

Lose it slowly.
You should not adopt a strict diet plan. Women require 1, 200 calories every day in order to stay healthy, to keep energy levels high, and to avoid mood swings. Nursing mothers need 2,000 to 2,700 calories in order to nourish themselves and the baby. Post pregnancy weight loss that is rapid can trigger the release of toxins stored in fats and this can be released into your bloodstream, finding its way to your milk supply. Go slow, eat healthy, and exercise regularly in order to achieve post pregnancy weight loss without experiencing any setbacks.


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