Smart Ways to Shed Some of that Extra Baby Weight
What an exciting time of life it is for the new mother! The joy of carrying a child and then becoming a mother is a feeling that cannot be matched. You’re caught up in the rapture of being a new mom, enjoying every coo, every sleep filled smile, yet still overjoyed by the thought of what the child will one day grow up and contribute to the world. You are thankful and overflowing with love for this new life you have become so intimately acquainted with in such a short period of time. Everything seems right with the world-- well almost everything!
Of all the joys that come along with being a new mom, the thing that most moms agree is not such a joyful experience is figuring out how to drop that extra pregnancy weight. All women want to get back down to their "normal" size as quickly as possible after giving birth, but the reality is that the demands of motherhood often cause the weight loss turnaround time to be a little on the long side.
Before starting a new workout routine post-delivery, you should consult your doctor to be sure that your body is ready. Doctors provided you with important information about subjects like signs of labor, pain management techniques, and optional procedures like circumcision and banking cord blood; continue to speak to your doctor for advice concerning your post-delivery health.
Dealing with a newborn baby can make finding time for fitting in a good workout seem impossible. The only way to be able to get back in shape is to get creative about uncovering what small changes can be made that will add up to big results when it comes to shedding those unwanted pounds leftover from pregnancy.
Drink more water
Studies show that people often mistake thirst for hunger. This means if you are not drinking enough water you might end up overeating. Not only will having enough water help you feel satiated, it will also keep you from retaining water, which can make the body appear bloated and less slim. Now would also be a good time to say a permanent goodbye to sugary juices, drinks and sodas that only add empty calories.
A lot of women stop breastfeeding children after only a few months. When you consider that breastfeeding burns a ton of calories and is also excellent for the health of the baby, it makes sense to continue breastfeeding at least throughout the baby’s first year. Women who breastfeed typically have an easier time getting their figure back than those who do not breastfeed.
Shorten workout sessions
Maybe it’s hard to get in a half hour of working out between running the household and nursing your new baby. But it might be easier to do three 10 minute workouts through the day than it is to commit to doing thirty minutes in one chunk. When it comes down to it, doing something is better than doing nothing.
By starting with these suggestions, you’ll definitely see results, which will hopefully encourage you to take even more steps toward reaching your weight loss goals and living a healthy lifestyle for your baby.
This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche. If you have any questions or would like to connect with Katie please contact by visiting her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter @moorekm26.