The phase of pregnancy changes your body and your life in many ways, some changes seem good and some not so excellent. However, once the baby is out, the primary concern of most mothers is how to lose their baby weight. 4 months gone and still wondering when the magic will happen? Hey do not fret and just don’t give up!! Depending on your body, the weight loss time may differ from person to person. And anyway patience is a virtue you must own. All you need to do is follow an exercise regime strictly and consequently an equally strict diet chart can do wonders. Following are some tips you must practice:
- AIM YOURSELF
Are you ready to achieve your goal? Then first thing you need to do is set a goal of losing a certain number of kilos in a week. Nothing works better than a strong objective. However, do not forget to consult your physician for your proper diet chart.
- STICK TO YOUR DIET CHART
Something less or something more isn’t going to help either your baby or you. So following a proper diet routine is extremely important. As a nourishing mother, you should consume all nutrients your body needs, and an extra of 400 – 500 calories per day. A sensible diet chart is necessary for your weight loss as well as for the health of your baby.
- STAY ACTIVE STAY FIT
If you are lazy, it is not going to be helpful. Get up, fuel yourself and get going! Find out the activity you love: yoga, swimming, walking, jogging, and cycling anything that increases your metabolism rate. Workout regularly for at least 30 minutes a day for three weeks. It will be an added benefit if you can squeeze in daily routine activities like taking stairs instead of elevators and cleaning the house etc. Just do not forget to consult with your doctor first and remember not to over exert yourself. However, some easy exercises that you can perform at home sometimes become the most convenient way to lose weight. Some of them include:
- There are a number of alternatives to choose from when it comes to tummy exercises to flatten your flab.
- Basic crunches although too basic can help you cut abdominal fat.
- Simple pelvic tilts and ab contractions are equally beneficial.
- BE OPTIMISTIC
Already fed up with your stubborn calories not ready to burn? A positive attitude is all you need to keep. Sometimes it may take a while to cut down your weight but hey looking good isn’t all about skinny, is it? Go pamper yourself with some shopping and a new haircut. Do not assault your body with excess workout sessions or cut down too much on food intake, it may cause harm to you and thus your baby.
- PAIR UP
Sometimes you just can’t control your hormones and sneak to your fridge for snacks. Not to worry! Pair up; call your partner to help you out with your weight loss mission. You may begin with restocking your fridge and pantry, replacing the high fat food with healthier alternatives such fruits and vegetables. Take a stroll after your meals and work on your mission weight loss together.
- EAT WELL STAY WELL
Wondering what all may be your healthier option during your weight loss process. Some foods should be completely avoided while others are the most necessary ones. Let’s take look at your healthy and not so healthy options:
- Must Haves
- Food full of fiber and nutrients such as rice, whole wheat and pasta
- Proteins help you to stay healthy and develop lean muscle formation
- Vegetables especially green vegetable such as broccoli, spinach gives your body the required fib re and other nutrients
- Stay Away
- Junk food full of fats and sugar with dummy nutrients is an absolute no.
- Avoid food products high on sugar like cakes, biscuits, sweets and aerated drinks.
- Alcohol was never an option so don’t even think about it.
- A healthy Drink
Drinking water may help in boosting your metabolism rate. While the study still in the air, the water definitely helps to prevent dehydration while filling you up your tummy at the same time avoiding over eating. However as recommended eight glass of water is a must intake in a day.
With all that said and done, following a few of these steps may just lead you to the term ‘Mommy Cool’. Losing weight is just a small step in the entire process of shaping up and keeping fit post pregnancy. Just remember to consult your doc before going ahead and beyond that all is yours!!