Lose Your Pregnancy Weight


After nine wonderful months of being pregnant, you have been blessed with the gift of a child.  Many people believe that a girl evolves into a total woman once she has given birth.  While pregnancy is temporary, the effects on your body can become long term.

Most women gain twenty-five to forty extra pounds of pregnancy weight. Pregnancy can take a once slim figure and stretch it to its limits.  After giving birth, women tend to become distressed and frustrated with the weight gain.  It is possible though to lose your pregnancy weight through proper diet and exercise.  The following tips will help you lose your baby weight.

Breastfeeding is beneficial to both the mother and child.  While providing your baby with the perfect meal, your body is releasing hormones that cause your uterus to shrink back to its pre-pregnancy size.  You followed a healthy diet plan prior to getting pregnant and during your pregnancy; so why wouldn’t you continue this plan?

Remember to avoid those high fat, high calorie and sugary foods and opt for fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains.  Limit the amount of carbohydrates and sugars you eat.

Carbs convert to sugar which is then stored as fat by our bodies.  Keep your refrigerator filled with fruits, vegetables and low fat or fat free dairy products such as milk and yogurt.

Now that you are no longer pregnant, you do not need to consume an extra one hundred calories per day to help feed your baby.  Take a fresh look at your portions and adjust them accordingly.  You do need to keep up your strength and have a healthy food intake so that you can properly breastfeed your child if you so choose.  Just take it easy.  Exercise is important to any weight loss plan.

Try to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.  If you find that you do not have enough time to exercise by yourself, participate in mother and baby exercise routines such as yoga.  There are many DVDs available for mother and child exercise routines.

When trying to lose pregnancy weight, do not force yourself or rush it.  Remember, it took nine months to put the weight on and it could take just as long to take it off.  The main thing to focus on is that you are healthy for both you and your child.