New mum’s are always looking to lose weight after child birth. If you’re like most new mothers, you may be worried about losing weight after pregnancy and the birth of your baby. We are not here to pressure you but to certainly make your life a whole lot easier.
1. Don’t pressure yourself
Enjoy the new baby, enjoy the experience. My weight didn’t bother me until three months postpartum, the doctor gave me the go-ahead to start working out after 6 weeks.
2. Eat smaller and more frequent meals
Breastfeeding can make you feel hungry, it’s expected due to the calories you’re burning when breastfeeding. It’s important however to eat wisely to avoid further weight gain. You do burn a lot of calories while breastfeeding but do over indulge just because you’re losing calories eat when you’re hungry and eat healthy.
3. Work in exercise
Wait at least six to eight weeks before starting or restarting a serious exercise regimen. Remember to take it easy and start slow. Now, we understand that you may have many fears when you back to working out. For starters, how will you look while working out? Will you have the right workout for your vulnerable back? How about working out with a group of mothers who are also in the same dilemma as you are? Ever heard of “Mom in Balance?” These are a group of mothers trained by professionals, who are also moms, in outdoor spaces. They have workout programs for expectant mothers and new mom’s as well. We bet it would be great to workout with other women who understand your struggle in a safe environment. Try it out and we assure that your workout experience will change.
Breastfeeding does help some women to lose weight and get back their pre-pregnancy body faster, but for other women losing weight is more difficult and takes longer. The amount of weight that you’ll lose while you’re breastfeeding depends on many things including how much you weighed before you became pregnant, how much weight you gained while you were pregnant, your diet, your activity level, and your overall health.
We advocate for trying new things and if you want to get snatched try working out with other mothers as well, it will not only help you make new friends but you will probably be motivated to go for that workout session if you join Mom in Balance. For registration click here.