Regain Your Figure Post-Pregnancy Body
Having a baby puts tremendous strain on a woman’s body. For nine long months, your body nurtures a tiny baby, often at the expense of your own health. Even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, your body is unlikely to snap straight back into shape once the baby is born.
As a result, many moms lack body confidence and the weight they gained sticks around for far longer than it should. If this sounds like a familiar tale of woe, below are some tips to help you regain your figure after you have had a baby.
Celebrities make it look incredibly easy. They have access to dieticians, personal trainers, and for those stubborn pockets of fat diet and exercise can’t touch, Cool Sculpting from New Image Body Sculpting is a godsend. For the rest of us, it isn’t quite so effortless and you may need to put a bit more time and energy into losing weight.
Don’t Rush It
There is a saying that it takes nine months to put the weight on and therefore nine months to get the weight back off again. It may not take you that long, but you must take care not to rush the weight loss process. You also need to be realistic about how your body looks and feels after giving birth. Your abdominal muscles have suffered a lot, so they will be weaker. You will also feel more tired than normal, especially if you are breastfeeding. So be kind to yourself and don’t push it too hard.
Breastfeeding Is Great for Weight Loss
Breastfeeding uses up lots of calories, so it is good for weight loss. It is also good for baby, but if you can’t manage to breastfeed, don’t beat yourself up too much. Instead, try and stick to a healthy diet packed full of veggies and fresh fruit. It may be tempting to eat takeout, but your energy levels will drop and you won’t do your waistline any favors.
Exercise is very important for safe, effective post-partum weight loss. Firstly, make sure you are well enough to start doing some gentle exercises. If you have had a cesarean birth, the recovery process will be longer, so don’t be too eager to hit the gym.
To begin with, stick to low impact exercise. Whilst you might be eager to start running or take a boxing class, it is safer to go swimming or walking instead. At least for the first few months. Try power walking with your baby in a buggy, or go for a bicycle ride with baby in a child seat once he can support his head properly.
Post-pregnancy exercise classes are also idea for new moms, as they are specifically designed to target bodies ravaged by pregnancy.
Try not to let your post-pregnancy body get you down. All mums have the same wobbly tummies and saggy bits. It is perfectly natural. Try and focus on the positives when you are feeling low. After all, you have a gorgeous baby to show for your efforts!
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