The weight you gain during pregnancy keeps you and your baby healthy. Once your child is born, the weight you gain will gone. However, most women still have some extra pounds after pregnancy. Be patient while you are still recovering; pregnancy is a complicated physical process. Remember one saying from the God mother: 9 months gain, 9 months lost. On the other hand, if you consider wearing the clothes which used to fit you before you got pregnant, there are many ways to get rid of these extra pounds.
Breastfeeding is really good for your baby
One of the fastest ways to lose weight after giving birth is also one of the cheapest and most healthy ways that you can do for your children and yourself: breastfeeding. The fat which your body stored during pregnancy is the fat that is used for breastfeeding. You need 1,800 calories/day to make enough milk for one child; do not reduce the absorption of calories and make sure you still maintain hydration. You can lose 1 pound/week only by breastfeeding.
Get exercise. Get back in shape
Ask your doctor when is safe to do exercise. You do not have to hit the gym to get back in shape after pregnancy. You can play a DVD while your child is sleeping. Or much better, put your baby in a stroller for a walk. It’s easy for you and healthy for kid.
Try to get 8-hour sleep everyday
It might be impossible for new moms to have 8-hour sleep daily. But, you have to make sure you sleep well. When you are tired, your body releases cortisol and other stress hormones that can promote weight gain. So, sleep well if you want to be healthy and reduce your weight.