Are you a first time mom or woman questioning how to get their body back after child birth? Mind you am not talking about “lose weight in 7 days” but steps on how to get your body back after child birth.
Giving birth is a gift and joy every woman want to experience. It shows that strength you never imagined that you had. To some it is a way to proof that they are capable and not barren. Who doesn’t want to be called a mother? Watching 10 to 30 minutes experience turn into an embryo, carrying that life inside you for 9 months, and then you go through labor pains to see that life come to reality.
Congratulations for such an awesome job well done!
After Child birth, another journey commences. This is the time lot of women experience depression if care is not taken. They ask questions about their body and how they can fit into their clothes again. Remember during pregnancy a woman’s body undergo many physical transformations such as expanding belly and weight gain.
This is because their body produces high level of hormones oestrogen and relaxin. As a result these hormones mostly oestrogen causes their body to gain weight and this type of fat gain tends to build up in the abdomen and around the organs.
Trying to lose this weight can be difficult and therefore it can lead to postpartum depression. You really don’t need to stress yourself over how to lose weight after child birth. Here, you will find out how to lose postpartum body.
How to Lose Weight after Child Birth
After my elder sister gave birth to her last child she started looking for ways to fit in to her old clothes. It was depressing to her as she tried different methods but none seems to work. Maybe she didn’t try harder then!
Don’t get me wrong, when you are trying to get something done you have to be determine.
So, we tried these 5 steps and it was a whole new life for her.
Love your body and allow it to heal
Giving birth can be challenging and complications may occur, nevertheless the woman’s body were designed to give birth. Pregnancy, labor and child delivery is a huge event. Contraction occur, the bones of the pelvic loosen, even the pubic symphysis can temporarily separate. It is not a dangerous condition but it can take week or even months to heal on its own.
Rest your mind and body, give yourself time to heal. Resting is best, but that does not mean you should not move around or stretch the body. You only have to minimize the time you are up on your feet.
Breastfeeding helps to lose weight after child delivery according to some women. Well after my findings I’ve come to realized that breastfeeding your baby/babies causes the uterus (womb) to go back to its normal size making the tummy appear smaller.
You may notice that your hunger ramp up when you are breastfeeding, and that’s okay. Listen to your body, eat when you’re hungry but choose well balanced meals and healthy snacks that will give you energy at all time and to keep your blood sugar balanced.
Eat healthy and right foods
This is not the right time to restrict calories but not to consume empty calories. Your body needs proper food like wholegrain, veggies, fruits, nourishing foods that are rich in protein, good fats and carbs, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Feeding the body with the right foods will definitely help you burn fat and lose weight.
Avoid processed and junk foods they will cause you to gain weight around the stomach. They are bad for you even if you are under daily recommended calorie intake. Smoothies are good snacks they provide you with lots of nutrients which will make you healthier and slimmer.
Exercise your whole body
Your body doesn’t need you to keep piling on more and more calories! It’s fantastic to move your body, and move it often. Exercising certain areas of the body is dangerous as it will cause you to become unbalanced.
Exercise your whole body to burn fat all over the body and it will actually help to deplete the fat stores in the stomach. Though it is not advisable to jump back into high-intensity intervals and heavy weight lift workouts as your body is trying to heal. Going too hard on yourself will increase your risk of developing setbacks and causes injuries.
Start with jogging for 30 minutes or walking for 45 minutes a day combine with these simple home workout.
Avoid Stress, Prioritize sleep and involve in physical activities
Again, getting your body back after child birth involves so many stages as your hormones and metabolism are trying to adjust. Do not stress the body as stress can trigger hormones that lead to weight gain. Even if you don’t feel stressed, not getting enough sleep can increase the stress on your blood and cause havoc on your hormones.
If your goal is to lose weight, avoid being under chronic stress especially when that stress is due to lack of sleep and physical activities.
Motivation is the key to weight loss, if you want to loss baby fat you need to stay motivated. It can be tough to carry on with your weight loss regime, especially if you are a new mom as it can be hard to find the energy and strength to exercise. To be motivated, track your weight loss and inch loss.