Pregnancy weight gain is a normal and healthy process which helps to provide nourishment to your developing baby and build up reserves for breastfeeding. While losing those extra pounds new moms have to be very careful and should be patience enough to get the results. Some mothers may found it a little bit frustrating to the time it takes to lose those extra pounds.
Pregnancy weight gain depends upon the weight before you are pregnant. The pattern of pregnancy weight gain may differ from one to other. The average weight gain for a normal woman during her pregnancy is 25 to 35 pounds. It includes the weight of your baby, amniotic fluid, placenta and the extra pounds you reserve for your future breastfeeding process.
How to Lose Pregnancy Weight Gain Safely?
A recent study found that females who rely on dieting plans before the pregnancy has a greater chance for pregnancy weight gain than the women who are more relaxed about their eating plans.
Here are some proven tips to help you to lose weight after pregnancy safely.
Start your process slowly, and avoid all fad diets and low-calorie diets to lose weight fast. As this may harm you and your baby especially when you are breastfeeding. You should be very realistic about your weight loss goal and has to understand about the pregnancy weight gain process. Eating small meals throughout the day keeps your blood sugar level at the normal rate, supply continuous energy and boost your metabolism to burn fat.
Before starting any exercise and dieting plan, educate yourself about nutrition and fitness. Start your exercise gradually with walking and yoga. If needed, consult your doctor before starting any process.
Fiber Foods & Water:
Processed foods like biscuits and chips contain a high amount of carbohydrates and bad fats and are a poor source of fiber and water. Plan your meal with food containing a high amount of complex carbohydrates, which broke down slowly into your bloodstream and keeps your blood sugar level at a steady state. Replace your snacks with high fiber foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
Hydrate your body well. Water helps you to purify the body and flush out toxic products that are accumulated and interfering with your weight loss process. Try to drink at least 3 to 4 liters of water every day.
What do you think?
You should accept the fact that pregnancy weight gain is quite natural and will take some time to shed those extra pounds. Give yourself sufficient time to adjust your body and lose weight. Here you should be patient enough to get the results. Slow and steady will always win the race of weight loss process.
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