HOW TO REGAIN YOUR SHAPE AFTER CHILD BIRTH: Child birth comes with a lot of things including gaining of weight. Most women eat a lot during pregnancy and are unable to control it, it tells a lot on their weight when they give birth. Most women have issues with regaining their shape after child-birth. This is the reason why a few women are scared of having kids at an early age, they are scared of losing that sexy shape. This article is designed to help nursing mothers go back to the shape they had before they got pregnant and gave birth.
Here are some things that would help you loss weight and regain your shape:
Breastfeeding a new-born is very essential. Breast milk has all the nutrients a child needs to grow and thrive in the first six months of life. It also contains important antibodies which help fight viruses and bacteria in your baby’s body. It also lowers the risk of lung conditions, obesity, skin conditions, diabetes, leukemia and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), among other diseases.
In the same vein, it helps the mum lose some weight. It helps the uterus contract and return to its normal size faster after childbirth. It also lowers your risk of getting breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, ovarian cancer and postnatal depression.
Breastfeeding has been shown to support the mother’s weight loss especially during the first six months of delivery.
Eat Foods Rich In Fiber
Foods rich in fiber is helps a great deal on reducing weight. Soluble fiber helps you feel fuller for a longer time by slowing down digestion and reducing hunger hormone level. The effects fiber has on digestion may help reduce calorie intake.
Avoid Added Sugar And Refined Carbs
Sugar and refined carbs contains high calories and usually low in nutrients and you know what that means. In case you have forgotten, let me remind you a little. It increases your weight, risk of getting diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Some common sources of sugar are sugary drinks, cakes,fruit juice, any type of plain sugar, white flour, biscuits sweet spreads, pastries and other baked goods. Avoid them.
Proteins help to boost metabolism, decrease appetite and reduce calorie intake. Protein has great thermic effect than other nutrients. This means the body consumes more energy in digesting it than other types of foods, which results in more calories burned. Healthy sources include eggs, lean meats, fish, seeds, legumes, nuts, and dairy.
Alcohol, such as a glass of red wine, no mater how little, can confer some health benefits. Alcohol provides extra calories without nutrition when it comes to weight loss. Alcohol is related to weight gain, and makes it possible for more fat to be stored around the organs, also known as belly fat. Alcohol can also cause a temporary reduction in breast milk volume in breastfeeding mothers. Also, small amounts of alcohol can be passed through breast milk to your baby and that wouldn’t be nice at all.
Exercise improves heart health, reduces the risk and severity of diabetes and may reduce the risk of several types of cancer. Exercises,such as walking, jogging, running, cycling and interval training, helps you burn calories and has lots of health benefits. But exercise has to be combined with food nutrition in other to help you lose weight.
Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep is related to retaining more weight after pregnancy. For women that just gave birth, getting enough sleep might be a challenge because of your baby’s disturbance. But you need enough sleep so why don’t you try this: sleep whenever your baby is asleep and gat friends and family to help you.
Drink Enough Water
Water is very essential in human health and also in weight loss. It reduces your appetite and calorie intake. For nursing mums, staying hydrated is very important to replace fluids lost through milk production.