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Eight tips for losing weight after pregnancy

Eight tips for losing weight after pregnancy

by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy can often result in weight gain and it can be more challenging for women to lose weight after pregnancy.

Here are a few simple tips that can help in weight loss.

  1. Eat Regular Meals:

Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet instead of cutting out on food. This can be the best tip to lose weight after pregnancy.

  1. Stay Hydrated:

Make sure you drink at least 8 -10 glasses of water per day. This will help to flush out all toxins from your body. It will also improve your metabolism which will eventually help you to manage your weight. Drink more and more water also prevent dehydration.

  1. Start Working Out:

Start doing easy and basic exercises after delivery, so that you don’t feel tired or lethargic. Walking, jogging,bridges, aerobics, yoga and stretching are some of the exercised that you can do to manage your weight.

Some exercises that you can do after 8 weeks of delivery are:

  • Pelvic tilts
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Crunches
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  1. Try Post-natal Yoga:

Yoga can have many benefits for your body, be it before,during and after pregnancy. Yoga can help to correct posture, improve balance, flexibility, boost your energy and improve fatigue. By doing yoga, you can also feel stress free and relaxed.

 

  1. Strengthening training for Pelvic floor:

Don’t forget to do Kegel’s exercise which will help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and also prevent urine leakage.

  1. Sleep well:

Mothers who sleep for at least seven hours or beyond, are more likely to lose weight easily and they are more active,refreshed and relaxed.

  1. Breastfeeding:

The longer you breastfeed your baby, the more helpful it is for weight reduction. You are burning calories just by feeding your child as the baby needs around 500 to 800 calories in a day for healthy growth.

  1. Lower Stress Level:

Do whatever makes you feel happy – like dance which will relax you so that you will become less stressed. By doing deep breathing exercises, you can easily lower your stress level which will help you to lose weight easily.

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