Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tips for Losing Weight After Having a Child



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It’s the happiest day of your life when that miracle comes to life. It changes your whole life, it even changes you. The miracle of childbirth does have some negatives, the baby weight that remains after the pregnancy. Many women struggle to get rid of that baby weight but it doesn’t have to be so challenging. The following article lists some tips to help you lose that weight without the fuss.

Ditch the Diet

Yes, you read that correctly. Let’s face it, as a new mum you are already going to be facing a fair amount of stress so why put yourself through more pressure where it can be avoided. Also you just went through a life changing event. Don’t deny yourself your favourite foods, it’s all about moderation. Everyone deserves a treat or reward every once and a while. The stress could actually make you gain weight. You also need to keep in mind that your body will naturally start to lose the weight if you eat health and continue eating for hunger rather than desire. You should incorporate a well-balanced diet into your lifestyle. Most importantly you need to remember that food is energy, you’ll need it specifically breast feeding mothers. You are still caring for two.

Drink

You don’t want to be dehydrated, that’s why drinking plenty of water during the day is important. It also fills you up and speeds up your metabolism. The colour of your urine indicates whether you are hydrated. If you are your urine should be relatively clear and on average you should be going to the bathroom every three to four hours.

Exercise

A well-balanced diet is important for achieving your weight loss goal but exercising is equally as important. You can hop on a cruiser bike and go for a ride, hit the gym or go for swim. You just need to incorporate aerobic and strength training to your work out to move that baby weight. There is the option to simply take your baby in the stroller for a walk; the heart just needs to be pumping. Start with walking and work your way up to cycling, you can still bub with you. Cycling increases the efficiency of the metabolic rate.Not only does fat get burnt whilst working out it continues to do so several hours after the workout. It’s a dream come true for everyone not just mothers trying to shift that baby bulge. There is compensation for your commitment or rather something to fuel your ongoing motivation is that benefits increase as you get more fit. Recent studies have shown that fast intervals incorporated into rides can burn three and a half time more body fat. It almost sounds too good to be true.

 All you need to do now is take these tips on board. You’re ready to make the commitment so you just need to follow through. One step at a time, you’ll get there.

15 comments:

  1. This is really helpful, thanks for the post. :)

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  2. after giving birth for the first time, I did a set of exercises and it helped me get my size and weight back.. but on my second and last pregnancies, i'd been too lazy to care.. :D

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  3. losing weight should be a family effort. I heard that with the hectic baby handling and household chores, it won't be as difficult.

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  4. Exercise and well balanced diet is important to return in pre pregnancy shape, well not totally but lose some..

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  5. Exercise and cut down on sugary food, fatty and lots of carbs can be the secret to losing weight, but oh well, I love to eat, so I stay chunky :)

    Liza Barnett

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  6. great tips, this post will certainly help those mommies who are having difficulty on getting rid extra weight from pregnancy..

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  7. I have just sent an email to a post pregnant mommy friend who was complaining about her weight gain. I email her this post. I hope she takes it in the right spirit.

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  8. These are helpful. After almost two years, now I decided to come back working out to lose some of the post pregnancy weight/fats I gained from c-section. They said, it's hard to lose belly fats after c-section but I'm crossing my finger here. Hoping for the best.

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  9. Exercise was never my best friend after I gave birth that's why I'm this big.

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  10. Great tips. Exercise is really a great way to lose weight!

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  11. I can understand about body changes and weight gain after having a baby. I have two kids and my body isn't the same before having babies. But I am making progress. I did indulge after having my baby, but it didn't last that long. I just wanted to eat things I have been wanting to eat, then after that I went with portion control. Because I had a CSection and couldn't workout, I was able to control my food intake and that's what I did. I workout, then I stopped. Right now, I am on portion control still and slowly going back to working out. I eat chocolate and other you're-not-supposed-to-eat-that kind of food, but in moderation. :)

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  12. Timely i need these tips as i am in the period of getting rid of my over due excess weight from my pregnancy before! Thank you for sharing

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  13. i have seen several videos and tips how to lose weight , hopefully i can do it :)

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  14. It really takes to have discipline in order to get the body that you like after having giving birth. I may not have my pre-pregnancy body anymore but I'm loving my voluptuous and curvy body now. :)

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  15. The most common problem of women after giving birth is the post-labor excess weight..it's really quite challenging as our metabolism also quickly drops as we age. Thanks for this tips! :)

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