Pregnancy is such a wonderful time, not just for the mom-to-be but also for the father and for the entire family. If you are the kind of person who loves to eat, then you might have enjoyed the whole nine months when you were allowed to “eat for two”. You might have reveled in the fact that eating the right foods in huge amount helps not only your body in adjusting to pregnancy but also in helping the baby inside you develop fully. You might have enjoyed the times when your dear husband has given you delicious food to munch on so that the baby inside you can get the best possible nutrition in the womb. And then comes the time when you have given already given birth to your bundle of joy… and around 15 pounds over your natural pre-pregnancy weight.
Weight loss after pregnancy remains to be one big challenge to moms who have just given birth. Before you roll up your sleeves to fully tackle the issue of losing weight, you have to remember some important points so as not to sacrifice your health and your baby’s.
1. Do not attempt to immediately lose weight especially if you are breastfeeding.
Weight loss must be done naturally if you are breastfeeding. You should veer away from crash diets and unhealthy weight loss so that you may still be able to provide your young baby with full nutrition.
2. Veer away from crash diets and diet medications.
Your body is still recovering from giving birth and your baby still needs the most nutrition that can be acquired form breast milk. Be sure to stay away from diet pills or crash diets which can harm your and your baby’s well-being.
3. Always consult with your doctor if you are planning to start a weight loss diet.
You can consult your doctor as to the best time to start the right diet. Usually, you can do so a few weeks after giving birth but the diet should only be a reduction of some kinds of foods and the start of proper exercise routine.
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