You had a baby and want to get back to your pre-pregnancy body? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get back that beautiful toned body and become one yummy mummy.
Giving yourself 12 weeks post pregnancy before getting into any kind of weight loss regime is important. Your body must return to pre-pregnancy hormone, water and blood levels. Any decision on drastic cutting down of calories or beginning an exercise routine must be done after that.
There are some basic exercises like pelvic floor exercises you can and must do when you do manage to sit up and don’t feel sore. These are not just exercises to tone your pelvic muscles but also strengthen the lower abdominal regions after all the trauma it has been through during pregnancy as well as labor.
Many moms commit the mistake of cutting down on food. This is wrong. Instead, watch what you eat. Eating the right kind of foods can nourish you and your baby and also make sure you aren’t piling calories along the way. Include whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beef. They are good for every mum.
When the little one was in your tummy, you might have had bigger portion sizes, more than the usual. Some women continue this even after the baby is out. Decrease portion size gradually and come back to your regular portions to ensure weight loss.
While basic exercises are good post birth, you can increase their intensity only after a minimum of 6 weeks post birth. Subject your body gradually to exercises and be doubly careful especially when you’ve had a c-section. Consult your doctor for individual specific exercise routine and timelines before you begin the regimen.
Watching Beyoncé or Kim Kardashian strutting gracefully post pregnancy flaunting her post pregnancy yummy body can throw you off your guard. The diva in you may scream for attention but don’t let temptation get the better of you. Listen to your body signals and wait before you jump into the game.
Get that stroller out and step out with your baby. Stroller walks are good for the little one and its mother. Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise and can be done earlier than most other kinds of workout after pregnancy.
Pregnancy or no pregnancy, eating multiple small meals is a better way to stay fit. As a new mum, this practice will keep you satiated and also help you lose weight effectively. You will not go hungry when you set up a regular diet timetable and also keep watch on what you eat.
Every woman’s body goes through colossal hormonal, emotional and physical changes with every pregnancy. And you are no exception to that. Your body may not come back to its usual form again but healthy thinking and lifestyle can do a world of good to you and your baby. Acknowledge that the most beautiful baby in the world brings along with it some beautiful scars in you and that’s motherhood.
Following weight control tips is good but neither excessive dieting nor stringent exercise routine is good especially when you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or are still breastfeeding. Make sure you take in at least 1800 to 2000 calories a day as long as you are breastfeeding. Because in the pursuit of looking yummy, there will be a little bundle of joy deprived of the nutrition and health he or she is supposed to be getting at the most crucial stage of life.