pregnancy

Motherhood is a beautiful phase in every woman’s life. This magical phase is filled with its joys and ups and downs. Not to forget the changes a new mother’s body undergoes. Pregnancy brings along a whole lot of extra pounds, which every new mum wants to get rid of. However, you need to take it easy. Your body has already undergone a lot, and you need to take your steps wisely. We have a few tips which will help you knock off those extra kilos healthily and naturally:

Breastfeed:
This is the best way to burn those calories. Your baby will get its share of nutrition, and you will be knocking off those kilos! Win-win situation!  On a serious note, breastfeeding has been a proven to be effective in losing weight after childbirth. So keep breastfeeding as long as your doctor has advised you too.

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Eat everything:
You are a new mother, and your child is entirely dependent on you for its nutrition. Also, you need to recover. So don’t skip meals and while adjusting with a new baby around may take quite some time, you have not to ignore yourself. Have small meals every couple of hours and include everything that is nutritional.

Get ample sleep:
Sleep is an essential factor that influences your metabolism and weight loss rate. Though your baby may not let you sleep, ensure that you catch up on your sleep and not get sleep deprived.

Exercise:
Though you may feel tired and exhausted, you have to build up the motivation to exercise a little bit every day. Don’t go in for intense workouts, take baby steps and slowly build back your strength.

Drink lots of water:
Drinking water keeps you hydrated and also improves your metabolism. So keep sipping water and other fluids like coconut water all throughout the day. Apart from this, you can include soups and fresh juices to keep you going.

Avoid binge-eating:
All that stress may leave you craving for some binging into but don’t. Once in a while is fine, but don’t make it a regular affair. Instead, opt for healthier alternatives like salads and dry fruits.

No to crash diets:
Say no to crash diets of any kind and neither give in to any liquid diets. This is not going to help you lose weight in any way and whatever weight you lose in this manner won’t be long term. You’ll end up gaining that weight again.

 

Take care of yourself, and always consult your doctor if you have any doubts. Have a blissful Motherhood!