Tips for getting back into shape after pregnancy

Tips for getting back into shape after pregnancy

Gaining weight during pregnancy is  normal, and after pregnancy it’s important to get back into shape. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got proven steps for working your way back to your pre-pregnancy body or even better. We think you’ll like what you see. Here are tips for losing baby weight

1). Give yourself some time: Immediately after giving birth to baby is not always the best time to try and lose the baby weight. The body needs to return to pre-pregnancy hormone levels. This can take up to 12 weeks and needs to be taken into consideration before restricting calories and exercising to lose weight after baby.

2) Breastfeed: Breastfeeding burns an astonishing number of calories: 500 to 700 a day. This means that many women can actually increase the number of calories they take in and still lose weight quickly and safely. But be aware that as soon as you stop breastfeeding. You can really pack on the weight if you don’t adjust your diet downward and/or your exercise routine upward.

3) Natural weight loss foods
Consider some natural weight loss foods that will stem your hunger or affect your metabolism in a healthy way. Not all of these may set well with you, but give some a try:

1) Try some apple cider vinegar in hot water two or three times a day to help reduce fat.
2) Taking lime and honey in water a couple times a day is a natural weight loss remedy. Drink some twice day.
3) Green tea has excellent properties that help weight loss. Drink it often during the day.
4) A cabbage dish once a day is good for weight loss – low in calories and high in fibre.
5) Munch on negative calorie foods like celery, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

4) Sex
You will want to have healed enough, usually four to six weeks, so that there is no discomfort; but try to get back into the pleasure of things as soon as possible. You will want to regain good control of your bladder and strengthen your pelvic floor and Kegel exercises will help with that.

5) Take naps: Getting plenty of sleep has been shown to help with weight loss because you’re not compelled to binge on high-calorie, high-sugar foods for energy, so take a nap anytime the baby does. That way, you’ll keep your energy levels and your potentially naughty cravings in check.

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