Drop Baby Weight

By Adair Coulter

Most new mothers are eager to hang their maternity wear back in the closet and put on their usual fitted clothes. That being said, weight gained through pregnancy and after childbirth may be a considerable hindrance to taking pleasure in a once stunning slim or fitting figure. Your newborn is three months and you are still looking like you are six months pregnant. If you are among those mothers, breathe easy. Patience should be your new buddy from now on. Besides, parenting demands patience, and now is the best time to employ it. Normally, it pretty much takes a mother as long to shed the weight gained during pregnancy as it took to gain it. Perhaps it is time to explore the following pointers in order to lose that baby weight.

Avoid dieting.

However odd it may sound this is not the time to embark on a crash diet. Your body has been through a physical assault (baby growing, muscular tissues stretching to the max, along with delivering) plus rearing a newborn demands a great deal of energy. Sometimes when you return to eating healthy weight comes off by natural means. As an alternative to dieting you should strive to eat a healthy diet that is well-balanced.

Think about your eating habits.

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide you with a wide variety of necessary nutrients as well as helping you remain satiated for a much longer time. Pay attention to eating small-sized portions, most notably with traditional meals. Do not miss out meals or limit the amount of veggies and fruits in your diet. Steer clear of junk food and as an alternative surround yourself with wholesome foods.

Breastfeed your baby.

Whether breastfeeding can help you shed weight or not has yet to be confirmed. Having said that, if you are breastfeeding you will require more calories to have the strength to produce milk day-to-day. A portion of this additional energy will be supplemented by your body's existing fat stores. This is to say that breastfeeding can help in getting rid of extra weight. Clinicians have proved it safe to slowly drop weight when breastfeeding, as it will not have a bearing on your baby's growth or supply of milk.


Physical exercise does the body good. Though you are busy with baby the entire day, it is super healthy to take a walk with the little one. You can also start doing pelvic floor exercises as well as stretching as soon as you feel you are good to go. Having said that, you should really delay for at least six weeks or so, and check with your physician before plunging into physical exercise to be on the safe side.

Drink a lot of water.

Drinking a great deal of water throughout the day serves to help in preventing dehydration. There is a theory that says it also helps fill you up so you do not devour a lot of food. Water also serves to help speed up the body's rate of metabolism.

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