Since your newborn baby is here, many questions may arise in your mind like when to feed your bay, what to do when she cries and how to lose those extra weights you gained during your pregnancy. Your favorite celebrity may have gone right from the delivery room into her size zero shorts, but she might not have done this in the way that was right for the body. Keeping that in mind, below are some tips on how to lose weight after pregnancy.
1. Take plenty of protein
Taking high protein meals can help improve the quality of the breast milk and support your muscles to grow and repair. Take lots of lean meat, eggs, full-fat milks and fish to increase your protein intake.
2. Be cautious with sugar
Be watchful not to taking too much sugary treats otherwise you may add on weight around your belly, and it may also hinder the healing process of your tummy muscles.
3. Breastfeed your child
Breastfeeding helps burn extra calories, so you lose weight faster. Breastfeeding releases the oxytocin hormone, which supports the uterus get back to its pre-pregnancy size. It also reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. You can breastfeed everywhere with a wide nursing cover as an accessory. It will make you feel confidante to hang around outside and enjoy your time together with your precious baby.
4. Go for a walk with your baby
Burn those post-pregnancy weights forever with this simple, stroller based exercise you may do whilst spending time outside with the baby. Begin by walking slowly for two minutes, then increase your pace into a brisk walk. Use one hand to hold the stroller. Do big circles with your other arm to work out the upper body.
5. Tummy exercises with your baby
Lie on your belly keeping your baby ahead of you. Extend both arms into an airplane pose and keep legs in a hip-width distance on the ground keeping toes pointing out. Then simultaneously move your legs, chest, arms off the floor, with legs and arms as straight as you can without locking knees or elbows. Hold this position for 10 seconds (you may sing to the baby if you like). Gently return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times.
6. Do the Kegels with your baby
The Kegel exercises that helped you prepare the pelvic floor in support of the delivery can now be useful to support those muscles recuperate from the birth. The good news: Kegels are fun to do, and you may do them anyplace – even whilst holding your baby. So, whenever you are ready, continue the Kegel exercise again.
7. Do Core Move With Your Baby
This exercise improves your whole upper body. Lie back on the floor with arms and feet flat on the ground, knees bent. Then, keeping your knees together, move your legs off the ground, to make a 90 degree angle, keeping knees over hips and calves parallel to the ground. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times. Extra challenge: Put your baby over your belly and move your shoulders and head off the floor. Repeat 3 times.
8. Do Pushups with your baby
Lay your baby on the floor and get yourself in the push-up position. Keep your belly muscles engaged and body in a straight line. Every time you low down for the push-up, give your little a zerbert!
9. Mother and baby swimming lessons
You’ll find many swimming pools that provide mother and infant swimming sessions. They will give you supported and easy way to have some exercises and offer some fun and fantastic time with your newborn baby. You may also meet new other mothers and make friends.
10. Draw dee belly breath
The exercise works with stomach and abdominal areas. Sit straight and take a deep breath from your diaphragm. Meanwhile, hold and contract the abs tightly. Breath out, and relax. When holding breath you may count seconds from 1 to 10 and increase this time overtime as you continue.
Your body must be given the required time to restore and recover its usual processes. The extra weight might not fall off as fast as you might have planned, but if you continue persistently and pursue the guidelines above, you’ll eventually reach your goal. And you’ll not need to go thumbing through a useless magazine to find out how the celebrities lost their post-pregnancy flab!