A Simple Guide to Post Pregnancy Weight Loss
Post pregnancy weight - some moms accept it’s going to take a while to shift; others are desperate to lose it so they can jump back into their pre-pregnancy jeans. If you’ve recently had a baby and you’re wondering how to lose post pregnancy weight, then there are simple guidelines to follow.
The best advice to any new mothers is to not rush into any exercise or diet plan. The body needs time to recover after labor and six weeks is the minimum amount recommended for recuperation - more if a Caesarian was needed. If you’re breastfeeding, at least two months of rest is recommended. Try and do too much too soon and you could put your recovery at risk - the most important thing is take the time to rest, recuperate and use your energy to adjust to life with a newborn baby.
But, once you’re ready to start shifting that post pregnancy weight and have checked with your doctor that it’s okay to start a fitness and diet plan, then you can use a Slendertone ab toning belt to help speed the process along.
Four Easy Steps to Post Pregnancy Weight Loss
There are a few easy steps you can follow to help you lose that post pregnancy weight. There will be hurdles, not least a complete lack of time. But take these measures and you’ll start to see your figure return.
2. Breastfeeding - If you’re breastfeeding you need an extra 500 calories a day. That’s 2,700 in total. So it’s important to maintain a healthy rounded diet during this time to keep energy levels high. That might sound counterintuitive to losing weight, but the fact is you lose around 600-800 calories a day while breastfeeding. You just need to make sure that when you stop breastfeeding, you adjust your diet, maintaining the healthy routine but trying to keep within the recommended daily calorie intake of between 1,500 - 2,200.
3. Exercise - Exercise is essential for losing post pregnancy weight, to ensure you’re losing fat instead of muscle. A gentle walk is a good way to start out in the weeks after the birth, as long as it feels comfortable. Once you’ve been given the all-clear by your doctor after the six-week check-up, you should be able to do 20-30 minutes of cardio three times a week. Low impact activities are the best starting point.
4. Abs - Pregnancy has a tendency to weaken some areas of your abdominals. Once your doctor has given you the thumbs-up, try using a Slendertone ab toning belt , alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, to shift that post pregnancy weight.
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