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How To Lose Weight While Breastfeeding Without Exercise And Crash Dieting

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Weight loss after pregnancy is a major concern, and new mothers are very much eager to lose that extra weight gained during pregnancy. However, you can't start the weight loss process immediately after child birth, as your body requires sometime for healing itself after delivery.

You must not go for crash dieting and vigorous exercises, as these can reduce your breast milk production, and you may eventually gain weight. Breastfeeding your baby also helps in your weight loss after pregnancy.

You have to be very careful to select your weight loss process after pregnancy, as any weight loss effort can be harmful for you and your little one. In this article, we have mentioned some of the best ways to lose weight while breastfeeding.

You should make sure to eat enough food while breastfeeding, so that you can produce more milk. However, eating the right kind of foods after pregnancy and during breastfeeding is very important for weight loss after pregnancy. Focus on the right foods and do not start your weight loss regimen in haste .

Here are some tips that will help you in losing weight while breastfeeding.


Have Boiled Egg For Breakfast

Having boiled egg for breakfast can help you in losing weight while breastfeeding, as it supplies you with enough proteins that not only increase the breast milk supply but also increase your metabolism. You will also feel less hungry during the day and will eat healthy foods.


Include Curd

This is one of the nutritious foods for weight loss while breastfeeding. Curd will balance your digestion and absorption processes by increasing the good bacteria in your gut. This will help you in losing belly fat and also increase your breast milk supply, as it supplies you with enough calcium that is required by the body.


Have Vegetable Or Chicken Soup

Having vegetable soup or chicken soup can enable you to lose weight while breastfeeding and also increase the breast milk production. You must make soup if you are having those hunger pangs, which makes you eat a lot of unhealthy foods at a later part of the day.


Eat Whole Foods

You must focus on eating oats, multigrain flour, fruits, vegetables, etc. Avoid eating refined flour (maida), burgers, white bread, pasta, noodles, etc, that make you to put on more weight. Whole foods are rich in fibres that aid in weight loss while breastfeeding.


Wait Till Your Baby Is 4 Months Old

You must not start any vigorous exercise, until your baby is at least 4 months old. If you start the weight loss process immediately, it may affect your breast milk production, as your body needs more time in producing enough milk initially and also to recover from child birth.


Focus On The Foods And Not On Calories

If you are having cheese, which is having more calories than white rice, then you must prefer eating cheese as compared to white rice. In the same way, eat foods that are healthy and don't make calories an issue because the foods that you eat are important and not the calories you take in while you're breastfeeding.


Decrease The Food Intake Slowly

During breastfeeding, mothers have to eat enough, so that their breast milk is formed in sufficient quantities. This can cause a restrain for the weight loss efforts, and if you abruptly decrease the food intake then it will affect the milk production. Therefore, decrease your food intake gradually.

Read more about: pregnancy, post natal
Story first published: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:45 [IST]
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