Childbirth is a fresh chapter in a woman's life and the new mother is close to feeling hassled due to several changes – emotional as well as physical. Here are a few tips that may go a long way in saying goodbye to all the weight gain during pregnancy.
Follow a nutritious diet: This is the time when you cannot go wrong with what you eat as it affects the milk supply to the newborn baby. "Start consuming wholesome meals and adopt a sensible approach to losing weight post-delivery," suggests ACE-certified trainer Rashmi Uttam. She suggests new mommies to eat whole grains, fresh vegetables, high proteins in the form of fish and also healthy fats. "Good sources of such fats are nuts, olive oil and pure ghee, but all in balanced proportions," she says.
Breast feed your baby: Did you know that breastfeeding can actually help you lose those extra pounds? There's good news for new moms as nursing your precious one can lead to weight loss. Breastfeeding requires mothers to make milk which naturally burns calories and help her to shed those ugly flabs.
Start with yoga: If you have been regular with your yoga sessions before pregnancy, then it is easier for you to fall back to an exercise routine post-delivery of the baby. "The best yoga practice for new moms is Pranayam or breathing exercises. It is the most safe and effective way to lose weight after childbirth," says Rashmi.
Get a personal trainer: It is imperative to give your body some time to adjust to the new development. "There are different exercising norms for women who have undergone a normal delivery and a C-section. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your gynaec before adopting a workout regimen," suggests Rashmi. Side by side one can also start weight training preferably after four weeks under the supervision of a qualified personal trainer. Read more on idiva.