Tips On Successful Slimming After Childbirth

Something that men never need to worry about is weight gain from pregnancy. On average, women tend to suffer about 25 to 35 pounds worth of weight gain from pregnancy and after the baby is born, they retain about 21 of those extra pounds. Of course the amount of weight you gain depends on a extremely wide range of factors.

There are some specific action items you can take for shedding those pesky pounds. I will warn you it’s simple but it’s not going to be easy. The first thing you’ll need to do is take this quest seriously.  We will not be going any special super diet or pill here. It’s just special advice that works well for post pregnancy women.

So now that the foundation is set, it’s also important to point out from the start there are some methods that are not recommended after child birth. Most doctors would recommend that you stay away from any fat burning pills. Also, don’t get involved with any radical weight loss diets or uncomfortable fasting for a good long while. What follows are 3 useful tips for helping you burn off that pesky pregnancy pounds and slim down into your sexy body again.

Slimming After Childbirth Tip #1: Your body has just gone though one of the most difficult physical changes that you’ll ever experience in your life. This is why you don’t want to be hard on yourself with any difficult or restricting diets. Of course you don’t want to eat fatty foods such as ice cream and fast food, but your diet should consist of all of the good fats, plenty of vitamins, minerals and nutrients carbohydrates and fiber.

Slimming After Childbirth Tip #2: Breastfeeding can help you lose weight during the first 12 months after child birth. If you choose to breast feed, you should not drop your daily caloric intake below 1800 calories. Remember that the raw materials in the food you eat is what will be used to make breast milk. Some great choices of food to help you achieve this process without packing on extra pounds would be 1 serving of dairy products, one serving of green leafy vegetables, one serving of grains and one serving of fruits.

Slimming After Childbirth Tip #3:  There is no fear in exercising after child birth and exercise doesn’t interfere with your breastfeeding. However, with that being said, you should wait 6 weeks after a vaginal birth before you do any exercise and 8 weeks after a caesarian-section birth. Also, when you do exercise you don’t want to overdo it because you can possibly put too much strain on your body. Exercise helps you to burn fat as well as helps you deal with issues of post pregnancy depression. Some excellent exercises that have been found to work for post pregnancy women are Yoga and Walking.

Obviously none of this information is completely earth-shattering and it may well cover the guidance you’ve already heard from your doctor. The main point of this article was to give you some reassurance that the things you’re doing are on the right path. Hopefully you did pick up some advice that you can start implementing right away. The bottom line is to take it slowly and be relatively patient, but the main thing is to get started and begin to see the results.