There is no doubt that becoming a mother is one of the proudest moments in your life. You have carried your baby inside of you for nine months and now you are finally cradling this precious gift in your arms. But your baby isn’t the only one that you are carrying with you because there are those extra layers of fat too that were part of your pregnancy. This is quite normal since your body had to adjust to the added weight that you were carrying for the past several months. What you need to do now is to ditch your post pregnancy weight. How will you be able to do this? Here are a few steps that can get you started.
Prepare a healthy breakfast
If you want to get your weight down, you should always start with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast that is loaded with protein and slow-releasing carbs can help keep your tummy full for hours while giving you a steady supply of energy to match your baby’s needs. The good news is that there are lots of breakfast recipes for you to try out such as pancakes, oatmeal, and the like. Experimenting with recipes can make your breakfast time something to look forward to.
Workout with your baby
What else can you do to ditch that pregnancy weight? Well, how about busting some moves with your little one? You can play some dance music as you twirl and sway or jump around as your baby watches you or, when your baby is a bit older, you can use him as additional weight on your body when doing squats, sit ups, presses, and the like. You will find that it is much easier to burn extra fats without leaving your home this way plus you get to keep an eye out and even bond with your baby.
You’re probably wondering how you can lose weight when you are stuck at home all the time. Well, when there is a will then there is a way as the saying goes so why not pack your baby in his stroller and go for a walk? Walking may be the last thing that will cross your mind when you are trying to lose weight but it does help you burn those calories little by little. Time your walks if you get tired easily. You can start with a 10-minute walk then 20 minutes and so on. You will find that your weight will go down in no time with this simple exercise.
Cut back on your food
Following a strict diet may be on top of your mind right now but opting for a more versatile diet can yield better results. Just think about it, reducing your consumption of your normal meals mean there will be fewer calories in your body. This, in turn, can help you lose weight which is what you are aiming for in the first place. You will find that this is much easier to follow than those diet programs that are quite restrictive.
Green drinks help
Well, going on a detox can help you with your weight problem too. And what better way to detox your body than drinking some green beverage? Add a little bit of fruit to a bunch of spinach and lettuce, put them in your blender or juicer, and you will get a nice healthy drink that will make you feel full while flushing out those toxins that are preventing your body from burning those extra fats that are clinging to your body.
It is easier said than done that you will be cleaning up your eating habits but then you find yourself succumbing to the temptations that are packed inside your fridge. If you are serious about banishing the extra weight that you are carrying, it is only right that you clear up your fridge from those tempting snacks you’ve always wanted. Swap it with delicious and healthy options instead such as fruits, salads, and the like. You will find that your clothes will feel loose soon enough.