New moms weight loss nutrition guide |Dr. Aashima Chopra| Paras Bliss Hospital

New Moms Weight Loss Nutrition Guide

New Moms Weight Loss Nutrition Guide

Losing weight after pregnancy is a hot topic. Set reasonable weight loss goals, like 2-5  kgs a month. The good news is, your body will naturally shed weight, so aiming for small weight loss goals will be quick to reach in the beginning.

Start with walking

You need to wait at least two weeks before starting any form of walk again.

Focus on adding healthy foods to your diet (not taking away)

Your body needs time to recover from labor and delivery. Starting a diet too soon after giving birth can delay your recovery and make you feel more tired – and you need all the energy you can muster to adjust to life with your newborn.

Be realistic about weight loss

During pregnancy, there is much change in the body, and now after delivery, your goal is to regain your pre-pregnancy weight and maintain it. And to achieve your goal, you are ready to go on any strict diet! But be patient and consult your doctor about the right time to start following a diet and the right diet for you.

Eat smaller meals more often

Skipping meals is not going to lead to long-term weight loss. Your body needs nourishment to not only recover from childbirth but to also keep you energized and healthy.  Make sure your meals consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and healthy fats.

Stop eating too much before bed

I recommend having your last bite of food three hours before bed. Eating right before bed doesn’t give your body enough time to digest especially because our body prefers to be upright during digestion.

Have a morning detox

 Here we are not talking about some extreme juice cleanse, but rather a detox elixir to wake your body up in the morning and set you up for a healthy day. Right when you wake up, have one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 glass of water. It also increases the Hydrochloric Acid (HCL), the good acid your belly makes which helps digest fats, carbs and proteins and prepares you for a day of eating.

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