5 Simple Ways to Shed Pregnancy Weight

Prescription Nutrition has real health care providers on its staff. Together we put together this short article with a few tips for expecting or new moms on how to shed their pregnancy weight. We hope this helps anyone reading it. This report has been written to provide information to help you lose baby fat. Every effort has been made to make this report as complete and accurate as possible. The purpose of this report is to educate. The author and publisher does not warrant that the information contained in this report is fully complete and shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions. The author and publisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this report.

1. Breastfeeding
Many women who have recently given birth are always interested in attempting to
lose some of that extra weight that traditionally accompanies having a baby.
What many of these women do not entirely realize is the fact that breast-feeding
can not only help provide the baby with essential vitamins and nutrients, but can
also help in the weight-loss process.
For example, the average mother will utilize somewhere between 500 calories and
800 calories a day producing milk for the baby. Not only will the baby receive the
health and nutrition that it needs, but it may also enable a woman to lose baby
fat a lot faster.
As you can probably already imagine, it is a lot easier to say that going to the gym
and cutting back on the amount of food that one need is the easiest path to losing
weight. That being said, it’s not really a practical option for many new mothers.
There are a lot of responsibilities associated with having a baby which require a
great deal of focus and effort.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with trying to eat healthy food and attempting to
engage in some type of exercise on a regular basis. However, the point is that
breast-feeding can really augment a new mothers effort to lose weight.
Remember, as mentioned a moment ago, between 500 calories in 800 calories a
day are often consumed in the process of creating the milk that will be fed to the
baby.
Something that a lot of new mothers often times do is try to interact with other
new mothers who find themselves dealing with a variety of similar challenges.
One of those challenges is losing some of the extra weight that is acquired as a
result of the pregnancy. Women often times find it a lot easier to lose weight when
they are able to communicate their peers and anxieties with other women and to
support each other as they go about the process of shedding the extra pounds
put on during pregnancy.
In this regard, breast-feeding is a wonderful tool because he really doesn’t require
any extra effort. It’s just something that naturally happens. In addition to breastfeeding,
taking walks and making an effort to eat low-fat food can really start to
make a difference. As always, if in doubt, speak your doctor to make sure that
you are doing what is best for your health as well as that of your new baby.

2.Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking plenty of water is something else that can dramatically help a new
mother lose weight. How is this possible? And to be realistic, how much weight
can actually be lost using this method? Let’s dig into this issue.
The very first thing you need to understand is that water has no calories
whatsoever. We are not talking about special water that you might buy at a
grocery store that contains sugar or other additives which contain calories. The
water we are referring to is the basic water they can come right from the tap.
You may be wondering why it is significant that water has no calories. When you
stop and think about it, we all need to drink something. Why drink a beverage
that contains calories if your goal is to lose baby fat ? Most medical studies have
strongly suggested that the overwhelming majority of people will get all the
hydration that they need from water. You don’t need to drink sugary sodas to
become hydrated.
This raises the question of whether or not diet soda is a suitable alternative to
water. After all, the amount of calories contained in diet soda can be extremely
low. What you need to remember is that a lot of scientists have concluded that
your body performs better and is less likely to develop problems related to excess
weight when you drink water. In addition, there are a lot of artificial sweeteners
that are used in various types of soft drinks. This could have a negative impact
on your baby assuming that you are breast-feeding.
Drinking water is not enough. You need to also make sure that you have the type
of lifestyle that will help you lose weight and keep it off. Considering the fact that
you are a relatively new mother, it may not really be practical for you to be
spending a lot of time at the gym or otherwise carefully following a very detailed
diet. However, it really helps if you can do a little bit of exercise every day. This
can have a dramatic impact on your ability to lose weight in conjunction with
drinking plenty of water and eating reasonable portions.
In the final analysis, women who are interested in losing weight after giving birth
to a baby need to take a multidimensional approach to solving the problem. This
will include drinking plenty of water, getting some exercise, and eating well.
Doing all these things will produce remarkable results.

3. Eat Well
Next, many women who are interested in losing baby fat after giving birth will
sometimes make the classic mistake of cutting back on the amount of food that
they consume in a manner that is unhealthy. In other words, it can actually be
counterproductive to eat dramatically less amounts of food if you are truly
interested in losing weight.
The reason why this can be so problematic is because your body will
automatically detect that an unusually lower amount of calories are being
consumed. This will typically result in a situation whereby your metabolism will
slow down. In essence, your body becomes far more efficient at being able to
process the calories you do consume and restricts the amount of calories that are
burned throughout the day.
What this basically means for a new mother is that she will not experience the
type of weight loss she is expecting. By cutting back too much on the amount of
food that is being consumed, a woman who has just given birth can not only be
potentially affecting the health of her baby — assuming she is breast-feeding a
baby — but it is also causing a situation whereby her body will not shed as much
weight as she thinks it will.
Other downsides associated with restricting the amount of calories you consume
include feeling tired, cranky, and not really having the energy to do things. This
also includes not really having sufficient amounts of energy to partake in
reasonable amounts of exercise that all health experts agree to be very beneficial
to losing weight.
The real solution in a situation like this is to make sure that you are eating well.
This is not to suggest that you should eat a bunch of junk food or otherwise
mistreat yourself by consuming vast quantities of food that really have nothing to
do with making sure that you are getting sufficient calories, protein, fiber vitamins, minerals.
The idea here is to instead fill yourself with the calories you need but not an
excessive amount of calories.
Finally, make sure that you engage in some type of exercise on a regular basis.
This can be something as simple as taking walks. What few new mothers realize
is that breast-feeding a baby can also help burn up to 800 calories per day. Eat
well, do some exercise, and consider breast-feeding your baby. All these things
will help you lose much of the extra weight that you accumulated after childbirth.

4. Hot Yoga

PIcture of Hot Yoga Workout

I already see the raised eyebrows ! However,did you know that doing hot yoga
after pregnancy can not only help improve your psychological outlook, but can
really have a lot of positive physical health benefits as well. Some of those positive
health benefits that are physical in nature include burning fat and losing weight.
As you may or may not know, bikram yoga — also known as hot yoga — is a type
of yoga that is typically engaged upon within a very hot environment. More
fundamentally, when we talk about yoga we are talking about a series of
movements that help the body develop internal calmness which can be really
helpful for one’s mental outlook while at the same time helping to expand one’s
strength and flexibility.
When you combine these exercises with an incredibly warm environment —
typically around 95° — you have a situation where a lot of calories can be burned
in a relatively short amount of time. That being said, it’s also important to
understand that you will need to focus on doing other things that will help you
lose the baby fat Some of those other things include making sure that you are
eating healthy food. Never try to starve yourself. Your body will detect this and
become less likely to shed calories. Actually going into stingy mode.
You also want to make sure that you are doing reasonable amounts of
cardiovascular exercise. While it’s certainly true that hot yoga will get your heart
rate higher — it is not really a substitute for taking frequent walks that will
enable your heart to get some good exercise same time burning a lot of excess
calories.
Don’t forget that you really need to work on your posture to improve your body
image after pregnancy. Bikram yoga is a phenomenal way to not only improve
your posture and body image, but it will also really help you reduce the amount
of anxiety and stress to you might be experiencing in your life. Giving birth to a
baby, while certainly a joyful experience, can also create a lot of anxiety and
stress. You owe it to yourself to spend some time focusing on your own health
and wellness.
If you have any questions about whether or not you are healthy enough to get
involved with any type of yoga activity, be sure to speak your doctor. It only takes
a moment, but it helps make sure that you’re not doing anything that will harm
you.

5. Relax

Picture of tired mother and her baby relaxing

Finally, far too many women want to try to lose the extra weight that they
accumulated during their pregnancy virtually overnight. While it’s certainly
understandable that a woman would want to look the way she did before her
pregnancy began sooner rather than later — it’s important that there be a realistic
outlook on this process. After all, it takes approximately 9 months to gain the
weight associated with being pregnant. Do you really think it makes sense to
assume that most of the baby fat can be lost in nine days or less? Of course not !
Try to really relax and view this process as being something that will take at least
two months. The reason why you want to try to view this as a long-term project
stems largely from the fact that women who try to lose the weight quickly
oftentimes find themselves feeling frustrated and upset by their apparent lack of
progress. It’s not even a question of them not making progress — they usually
are. But the progress is not fast enough to meet the unrealistic expectations that
they have put on themselves. And let us not forget you are also doing this while
caring for a newborn.
One of the easiest things that you can do is to set some very basic and realistic
goals for yourself. If you do not establish goals, it will be far too easy to simply
drift sideways and to assume that you’re not really making any progress and to
feel more anxious and frustrated about the entire process of losing weight after
giving birth. Many medical experts indicate that losing approximately 2 pounds
every seven days is reasonable for most women.
When you do the math , that works out to losing approximately 16 pounds in two
months. While that may not be as much weight as you like to lose, you’re giving
yourself a realistic benchmark. If you happen to lose more weight than that,
great. It should mean that baby fat is melting away ! But try not to stress
yourself out over the process.
What many women fail to realize is that they can typically fall victim to something
called emotional eating if they find themselves feeling stressed out an anxious
over the weight-loss process. No woman wants to find herself in a situation
whereby she feel so stressed out and anxious that she does the very thing which
will sabotage your efforts — eating excessive amounts of food.
So as this process is approached, try to relax and realize that it’s going to take
some time to lose that baby fat.

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