Having a baby is a beautiful thing because not only are you birthing a new human, but you have decided to nurture it through pregnancy and times after. So, yay motherhood! New moms sometimes are stuck in the dilemma of shedding off a few extra pounds. Trying to fit back into some very flattering old clothes could pose an issue to some especially with celebrities bouncing back so fast, then you are trying to zip a dress on a Thursday morning and are you wondering 'am I losing or gaining weight?'. Whether yes or no, there are tips to help you if you have decided to shed off some of your weight.
Firstly, it is important you debunk some myths about postpartum body. Sometimes it's like everyone seems to know a little something about postpartum body and you are tired of packing on advice that never work for you. It is possible to lose baby weight and yes, body types matter regarding how your bounce back body will look. Breastfeeding may or may not play a role to your weight loss since the more calories you lose breastfeeding, the hungrier you get so it is really how you eat.
I know that after delivery your body cycle changes and you have to keep up with a baby that needs you at odd hours. I am not talking about getting on the treadmill right out of delivery room. I am talking about little exercises like moving around the house, using the stairs, standing for a while while some chores, dancing when your favorite song comes on and ever, when it has been confirmed safe by your doctor you can move into doing more than that. Remember that 'good things take time' so take it a step at a time. Remember to seek professional advice before you take on any exercise routine.
"Eat! Eat! Eat! You have a baby to breastfeed" you hear that a lot from older mothers. And yes, you have to eat because you have to breastfeed, but eating smart is a way to postpartum weight loss. Remember your baby needs nutrients not mass of food. So try to eat whole diets and consume less unhealthy fat and junk food. Since you find that you get hungry often, you could try eating small portions more often.
If you are not already a yogi, now is a good time to try, relaxation plus time to focusing on your body. Choose your poses wisely there are lots of yoga poses for moms, seek your doctor's consent.
Some moms swear by some weight loss tea for nursing mothers and may have evidenced their benefits. You could ask your nutritionists about your options and you can get around getting the right one for you.
Talk about it
You are not the first mom that has had this issue and you will not be the last. Some moms that have been able to bounce back postpartum may just have a few helpful personal tips for you, and talking to other moms facing the same issue as you might be able to tall you about stuff that has worked and has not. A problem shared might just be a problem half solved huh? Just remember to distinguish myths from fact and check its safety with your doctor.
Love your new body. Becoming a mom is a crown to be worn with pride. You have to love your body and understand that it may not return to how it is used to be but it is still beautiful. Oh and one last tip. Pick the right underwear and fashion style. You will be amazed how much visual weight the wrong clothes can add to you.