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8 Quickest Postpartum Weight Loss Tips By Week and Timeline

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Your whole nine months’ journey must have been pretty exciting and adventurous. After nine months of growing belly, it takes time to feel yourself again after delivery. Although you must be dying to get back in your old shape and your old clothes, you should take it slow. Giving birth to a baby takes up a lot on a woman’s body. Therefore, we have brought to you some postpartum Weight Loss Tips.

While many of you wish to lose the baby weight miraculously, it does not work like that. You should instead try and enjoy this phase with your baby. It is a very beautiful phase, which won’t last long. There are many things you can do, to get back in shape, but it is very necessary that you give your body some time and get back in shape healthily and happily.

Check out the Postpartum Weight Loss Tips-

8 Postpartum Weight Loss Tips By Week

8 Postpartum Weight Loss Tips By Week
8 Postpartum Weight Loss Tips By Week

1. Be Realistic in Goals-

It is very necessary that the goals you are setting for your postpartum weight loss should be realistic. Do not get inspired by any celebrities or magazines. Losing weight after pregnancy takes time, your body has given 9 months to raise a baby, you should also give at least 9 months to your body to get back in shape healthily and happily.

Also, every pregnancy is different and everyone gains a different amount of weight, you need to make goals according to your body and the weight you have gained.

2. Breastfeed if you can-

This is the best way to reduce postpartum weight. Breastfeeding your child for one year will provide your baby with good nutrients and will also help in losing weight. But you need to be patient in this case, chances are you may not feel any change in your weight in the first three months.

Benefits of Breastfeeding:

  • Provides nutrition to the baby
  • Helps to support the baby’s immune system
  • Decreases the risk of diseases in the baby
  • Reduces the mother’s risk of disease.

3. Check on your calorie intake-

The main thing to remember in losing weight is to keep your calorie intake in moderate quantity. Monitoring your calorie intake can help you know how much you should eat and how many workouts to do. Just make sure you are getting enough calories to provide you with nutrition.

  • Keep a food diary.
  • Have a calorie tracking app on mobile.
  • Keep a proper check on your daily calorie intake.

4. Have a nutritious diet-

Your body has become very weak, you need to strengthen it from within and you can do that by consuming a healthy and nutritious diet. You should have a more protein and fibre-rich diet. Protein helps to repair damaged muscles, reduces calorie intake, and increases metabolism. Fiber helps to regulate bowel movement and reduces the constipation problem.

Foods that you can eat-

  • Apple
  • Citrus fruit
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dairy
  • Lean Meat
  • Lentils

5. No added sugar and refined carbs-

Many women do not eat much during pregnancy, and therefore after pregnancy, they are tempted by every new dish. But it is necessary that you control yourself. Sugar refines carbs and highly processed food are high in calories and contain very low nutrients. They are very delicious but not healthy.

Right now, your body needs to focus more on a healthy and nutritious diet, so that it helps you to gain your energy back.

Some of the foods to avoid are: –

  • Cakes
  • Biscuits
  • White Flour
  • Sugary drinks
  • Fruit juices
  • Pastries
  • Fast foods
  • Chips
  • Ready meals
  • Cookies
  • Sugary cereals

6. Keep walking-

Do not go for strength training exercise so soon, instead, you can start with simple walking, jogging, running, cycling, and interval training. All these things will help you to burn calories and are also effective for health. But do not start exercising instantly, it is very necessary that you consult your doctor first and then start exercising as she knows your body and can guide you best.

7. Hydrate yourself-

Keeping your body fully hydrated is necessary, as it helps to flush out the toxins from the body and keep your body clear. Drinking water plays a very essential role in weight loss. It gives you the feeling of fullness, increases your metabolism, and helps in weight loss.

You might say that there is no perfect correlation between drinking water and weight loss, but if you are a breastfed mother, it is necessary you keep your fluid intake proper. Therefore, keep drinking fluids and keep yourself hydrated.

8. Have a proper sleep-

I know it is tough to get proper sleep with all those pains and aches, but it is very necessary. Getting proper and uninterrupted sleep will keep you energetic and you will be able to play with your little one. A lack of sleep affects your weight negatively, if you are not having proper sleep after pregnancy, it may result in weight gain.

Therefore, do not hesitate to ask for help from your friends and relatives and also reduce your caffeine intake, this will help you to sleep better.

Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline

Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline

If you are thinking about how much time it will take for you to lose your postpartum weight. It all depends on your body, how much weight you have gained, and what steps you are taking to lose weight? Before, you start with exercise you should wait until the doctor has checked you after delivery. This way, the doctor knows how fastly you are recovering and can give you tips.

So, wait for at least 3 months before you start any exercise to lose weight. Till then, just rest and have precious time with your little one.          

Conclusion on Postpartum Weight Loss Tips 

Having a different body, carrying some baby weight all are normal after you give birth. You should never be embarrassed about your body; it has done a marvellous job of giving birth to a baby. Take some time, to get back in shape and till then enjoy time with your baby.

How did you manage to lose postpartum weight?

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Arpita Dubey is a writer and a research analyst. She holds a master degree in Marketing and International Business. She started to write during her graduation and wanted to do something in writing field. After working for corporate industry for 5 years, she started her career as full time content writer. She has worked as freelancer for many companies. Now, at The Blessed Mom she writes a responsible and informative pregnancy related posts. In her free time, she likes to read, watch series and dance.

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