Losing weight is not very easy and it can be especially challenging after delivery. However if you follow a routine of healthy diet and exercises you are sure to shed all the accumulated fat that you had put on the past nine months.
An effective way to start your weight loss plan is to have a goal. Be realistic about your goals and lay out a definite plan as to how you would go about achieving it. Make our plan a part of daily routine and stick to it with determination. As you have been eating for two so far you might have got into the habit of eating more. The first step to lose weight after delivery is to have a good look at what you are eating. Cut down on around 400-500 extra calories that you have been consuming more in the past months
Exercise is a great way to lose all the excess pounds and get back in shape. Do not be in a rush to start out immediately after pregnancy. After all your body has just gone through a major process and it will take some time to recover. You can ease into gentle exercises to keep your body fit before starting a full-fledged workout program. While it is best to avoid any kind of strenuous exercises 3 months after giving birth, it is good to walk and move around as much as possible to burn off the calories.
Any exercise, even if it is little, is good for your body. Short workouts spread throughout the day are as effective as one continuous stretch of workout. If you feel tired easily you can workout for a few minutes at different times of the day and not in one single setting. After 3 months you can include more strenuous exercises such as aerobics, weight training, swimming and jogging. One important factor while you are on a weight loss program is to drink adequate quantity of water to keep your system hydrated. You are doing a great disservice to your body if you are not taking in at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
Not only will it help to flush out the toxins from the body it will also keep you full, thus preventing the need to snack between meals. It is easy to get frustrated or stressed about losing weight after delivery. However it is important that it does take some time for the body to recover. Don’t worry about not being able to stick to your regimen once in a while; just don’t make a habit of it.
Every time you inch closer to your target weight, reward yourself. Be sure to consult your doctor before you embark on your weight loss program. Every woman has different requirements and your doctor will be able to tell you best when you can start your workout plan.