By Dr. Manishika Patait Last Updated:
As a women’s health physiotherapist, the concerns I mostly come across in my practice are ideal weight gain during pregnancy and quick weight loss post the birth of the baby. I wish there was a magic wand that could help people gain or lose weight at their own free will.
Nonetheless, there are certain tips that can play the role of being the magic wand for all those newbie mommies to lose pregnancy weight super-fast. So, we thought of sharing with you some of the simplest tips that will definitely help you to lose weight. Here you go!
It is wise to start exercising and eating healthy during pregnancy to ensure optimal weight gain.
As a lactating mother, you need to eat balanced and nutritious meals.
Have small frequent meals to avoid hunger pangs leading to binge eating.
It would be a surprising thing for many of you that breastfeeding your baby helps in losing 500 calories per day.
Have at least 4-5 litres of fluid everyday including water, coconut water, home-made soups etc.
Avoid fried foods. Opt for roasted, grilled, steamed versions of the food you wish to eat.
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Research proves that lack of sleep can lead to overeating. So, try and synchronise your routine with that of your baby.
Keep the number of visitors minimalistic so that baby and you can get as much rest as possible.
Start with simple postpartum exercises soon after birth.
Accommodate exercises in your daily chores to save time.
You are only human and would need assistance taking care of the baby
Do remember to take advice from your health care provider before starting/changing your regular exercise & nutrition routine.
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Bringing a baby into this world is a privilege that only women have. Don’t complicate it with worrying about pain, weight gain or sleepless nights, enjoy each moment along with following these simple tips to make this journey of motherhood even more exciting and beautiful.