After those 9 months of weight gain and pampering, you now want that extra fat to melt and come down immediately. We can understand the impatience that new mothers have for weight loss. However, to lose weight after pregnancy, you need to be patient enough, as your body can't take a lot of physical and mental exertion.
Your body is still recovering after delivery, so you can't starve yourself for weight loss or do vigorous exercises. Let your body reshape naturally and regain your original shape in its own period of time. Don't force yourself into tough weight loss efforts, give your body sometime and relax.
If you will rush into weight loss then it will be harmful for you and your newborn little one. It will take sometime to restore and correct your hormones, and as soon as the hormones fall into place, you will start losing some weight.
Since your body took almost 9 months in gaining weight, it would require its own time to lose weight as well. However, there are certain simple steps that you can take initially to lose weight. Here are some tips that will naturally help you in losing weight after pregnancy.
Do you know that breastfeeding is a natural way to make yourself slim after pregnancy. Breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories of your's without any physical efforts. Always breastfeed your child to get your body in shape.
Take Short Naps (Sleep A Little)
You must sleep a little during the day, as this will compensate for the lost sleep during night. Your baby can awaken you during the wee hours, and it is difficult to get back to sleep. This makes you gain more weight, as you get cravings for unhealthy foods.
Don't Starve Yourself
Dieting after pregnancy can be harmful for you and your baby, as you produce enough of breast milk and it wont be that nutritious to diet. Dieting immediately after pregnancy can make you gain more weight rather than losing it.
Optimise Your Diet
If you think that you are overeating then you must break your food into two portions. Eat the first portion and wait for 15 to 20 minutes then surprisingly you won't feel the urge to eat the second portion. This happens because it takes sometime for your brain to realise that you are full.
Take A Walk
A daily walk for 30 minutes can make you burn around 100 calories. You must enjoy walking with your friends and also accompanying your baby, with you, in a stroller. This will make you enjoy the walk and you may extend it for a 30 minutes more!
You must drink two glasses of water early in the morning before breakfast. This will boost your metabolism and kill your sugar cravings. In the same way, you can drink lemon juice without sugar in the morning. This is one of the best tips to follow to lose weight after pregnancy.
Eat Healthy Snacks
Eat snacks in between meals such as apricots, dried figs, dates, almonds, etc, that will help you in losing weight. Dried fruits not only make you burn calories fast, but will also boost you with more energy, kill unhealthy food cravings and stop you from overeating.