8 Ways to lose weight Postpartum
This week I’m back with some tips to lose weight after delivery. Admit it, you have given birth to a bundle of joy. But has the happiness been shadowed by weight gain? As soon as you start gaining weight in pregnancy, you make plans for losing it once baby comes, don’t you? Don’t worry. Here’s a list of what you can do to lose baby weight and look and feel fabulous.
1. Start walking
New mom? Too sleep deprived to think about anything else other than the next sleep session? Fret not! Start walking. Literally anywhere. Around the house, up and down the stairs, around the block. Every step counts. Resist the urge to take the car to the nearby grocery store. Walk there with baby. You will burn calories and the bonus is, the baby will enjoy too! And a wonderful bonding time. Such a win-win situation!
Did you know that you can lose upto 600-800 calories per day by just breastfeeding? Who could have thought that just sitting in one place and feeding the baby could have such wonderful results! A super bond with baby, baby gets tremendous nutrition and you get an excellent excuse to sit and cuddle baby, are just some of the other positives.
Dancing elevates your mood. Always. You don’t need to be a professional dancer. Just moving your body to beats is dance. Start dancing today. Dance with the baby in a carrier. Dance with baby sitting in a bouncy seat or a swing or a stroller. Dance while cooking. However you do it, it is guaranteed that both of you will enjoy it immensely.
5. Exercise with baby
6. Watch your intake
7. Take naps
8. Join a new moms group
This is just a basic list of how you can lose weight postpartum. Before starting any exercise, please be sure to consult your doctor and don’t proceed till you get her go-ahead. Take a step at a time and dont exert yourself too much. Remember, you have brought a new life in this world and there is nothing greater than that.
Have a great week ahead!