Best Ways to Lose Weight after Giving Birth

All the new mothers especially those who have a job and need to join back as soon as possible after giving birth want to look as slim as before. But your physicians might not recommend you to jump out of bed right now and go for a heavy exercise just because you need to look fit with zero belly fats. This is because your health and your baby’s health are more important than your craze for getting back to the previous size. Therefore, doctors suggest starting even the minor weight losing efforts at least 4-8 weeks after giving birth. All the ladies who are fascinating the post-pregnancy figures of their favorite celebrities should know that they only look good but they are not healthy enough to bear another child, maybe. And as you have gained a very different and new responsibility, you should be careful about your every step at least until you are nursing. Here are some ways you can adopt to lose weight after giving birth.

Eat properly and don’t starve

As your baby has just come out of your womb, you need energy and nutrition that could compensate the vigor you have sacrificed. Therefore, specialists recommend healthy and proper eating and no food starvation as it can lead to severe consequences. Just try to eat healthy breakfast with low caloric and high protein/fiber containing food such as eggs, cereals, beans, nuts, vegetables etc. If you are breastfeeding, you are free to use as many as 1800-2000 calories per day. Try to eat healthy snacks and take fruits and vegetable portions 4-5 times a day. Just don’t try to skip meals. Following healthy diet routine after giving birth will not only keep you full for longer but will also make you come back to your previous energy level that in turn will help you to lose weight after 4-8 weeks of giving birth.

Don’t exercise

Yes, right after having your baby in the cradle, don’t run for losing the weight you have gained during pregnancy. And heavy exercise? That can ruin your health completely. Therefore, specialists recommend taking light exercises as a start such as walking and stretching. Don’t go for potential work-out or exercise until you are completely out of post pregnancy period.

Eat super food

Try to eat super food such as fish and dairy products which are low in calories but contain the remarkable quantity of proteins and fibers. This will bring your body back. Eating yogurt, cottage cheese, cold water fish, lean meal and beans can provide you with enough calcium to bring your strength back but also offers you DHA, an amino acid necessary for baby’s immune system development and brain improvement.


If you are breastfeeding, your baby is consuming much of what you are eating. So, you can boost up the number of calories you are taking but don’t go too far to never come back.


Losing weight after pregnancy also depends upon how much you weighed before. If you were slim before pregnancy, this guide can help you come back to your figure safely and quite quickly but if you were already obese, losing after-birth weight can take more time.

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