Topic: Expert approved tips to lose weight post pregnancy
It is a difficult task for some mothers to achieve a healthy weight post-pregnancy. It can even be stressful while taking care of a newborn baby, recovering from childbirth, adjusting to a new routine and fulfilling the mom roles. However, it is extremely important to return to a healthy after pregnancy, especially when you and your partner have plans to get pregnant again in future. If that extra baby weight doesn’t take off timely, then it can stick with you for a very long time.
The consequences of keeping the extra baby weight after the pregnancy may include the following:
- Risk of being overweight
- Increased risk of complications during next pregnancy
- Risks of diabetes and heart disease
- High risks for women with gestational diabetes
Hence, it is very important to shed the post-pregnancy weight timely. Following are some tips to lose weight post-pregnancy:
Follow a healthy diet
To shed weight effectively and permanently, stick to a healthy diet routine. Keep your goals realistic. Eat foods that are high in fibre, include healthy proteins like nuts, seeds, eggs and legumes in your diet and keep healthy snacks, like dry fruits, Greek yoghurt and mixed nuts, handy. Also, avoid added sugar and refined carbs as they are high in calories and low in nutrients.
Monitor calorie intake
Monitoring your calorie intake can help you understand your food, what you should include and what you should not. It will also help you to work out how much you are eating and where the problems can be in your routine. Counting calories can actually help you to successfully reduce your portion size and improve your choice of healthy foods that will help you lose weight.
Topic Discussed: Expert approved tips to lose weight post pregnancy
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