Archive for January, 2015

Shedding Pounds after Pregnancy

Pregnant Lady
Post pregnancy period in a woman’s life is the time when a woman has that highest weight gain tendency and these tendencies amount only to three high risk periods in a woman’s life. This is according to the research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Once a post pregnancy weight gain isn’t shed in a period of six months after birth, the pounds she gained she will likely keep. And once you are already obese before your pregnancy, chances are you will be facing more problem there is.

Health concerns regarding post pregnancy weight gain includes:

  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Higher risk of heart diseases
  • Complications in later pregnancies.

The Truth About Losing Post Pregnancy Pounds

Most women who have given birth is likely to lose it with the right process. 61% of new moms expect that they will lose the extra pounds they accumulated at the time their babies turn one. It some cases, it can’t happen. But mostly, with the well planned program, it can be possible.

Some women though may go back to their old weight but would wear larger clothes. 87% of women say that their stomach or tummy has not return to its normal shape.

Many new moms who have the difficulty in getting their weight down may opt for some attractive alternative such as tummy tuck procedures for slimming down. And given that many women now have been exposed to media and the wonders of medicine, they tried seeking some alternative solutions to their problems in the cosmetic world.

Exercise can be a Jumpstart

Weight loss can’t happen in a day or two especially with post pregnancy gains. A series of exercise after giving birth can get you on track. Always give a time for it. Exercising is essential in losing weight, activity can burn fat. A simple exercise you may incorporate in your walk with your baby’s stroller or in your other free time.

Exercise and other activities can help you lose fat and not muscles. Women who returns to work after a reasonable time, according to research, may lose weight more than those who stays at home.

Don’t Diet too Soon; Watch your Calorie Intake at the Right Time

You should give yourself some time before you start dieting. It is essential especially if you are breastfeeding. Incorporate your diet with a good and regular exercise.

A diet plan that has been well planned (not done abruptly) may help you avoid the delay for your recovery and won’t cause fatigue in you. And when on your diet regimen, keep everything healthy. No fasting, no over the edge solutions. Why not bank on some super foods?

Consult Doctor for Safety Purposes

Some exercises and diet plans may not suit you. Your diet program should also be approved by your doctor to be able to keep you safe and help you be on the right track. Remember, when you are still nursing, even though you are trying to lose weight, you should still give your motherly duties some consideration.

Some women though who seemed to have difficulty in slimming down and losing weight results to other cosmetic procedures. Liposuction is popular among many women hoping to loss flabs after giving birth. Some would even result to a make-over that wouldn’t address tummy flabs alone but problems with saggy breasts and buttocks as well. Mummy makeover has been a long time popular in many countries all over the world.

Most women would want pre-baby bodies because they need to be assured that they are getting it back. Getting it safely though should be the priority of these Mums. And it isn’t a race, it isn’t about who get it back the fastest, but it’s how it will stay. Once you have it back, maintain it.