How to Lose Postpartum Weight
For new moms, there is an adjustment period as you get used to taking care of a newborn. When things settle down and routines have been established, maybe you realize you want to lose just a bit of weight to feel like your old self again. Your body just went through a life-giving experience and it is so important to focus on your health as well as your baby’s. To feel good and healthy, there are things you can do to lose post-
partum weight and show your powerful body some extra love!
Here are a few ways that you can lose postpartum weight:
Go on Long Walks and Take the Stroller with You
Going on long walks and getting movement in is a way you can get some fresh air, get out into the world, boost your energy, and burn calories. Take the stroller with you as a way to soothe your baby, introduce your little one to the outside world, and get a little extra boost of a workout from pushing the stroller! Start out on a walking route that is flat so you can get used to pushing the stroller. Then, once your child is a bit older and you
feel more confident, add in some hills!
High and Low-Intensity Leg Workouts
After childbirth, many moms find themselves wanting to lose baby weight in areas such as the abdominals, hips and upper thighs. For the abdominals, pelvic floor exercises are recommended and for the hips and upper thighs, you’ll see exercise tips that say ‘how to get rid of saddlebags’ on fitness sites like 30dayfitness.app. ‘Saddlebags’ is a term used to refer to the fat deposits that can develop around your hips and upper thighs. Having a buildup of fat here is completely normal after bringing a beautiful child into the world! There are specific exercises you can do in a combination of high and low-intensity leg workouts to help get rid of or reduce saddlebags, such as lateral lunges, side leg raises, squats, and reverse flutter kicks.
Short Term Keto Diet
A ketogenic (or ‘keto’) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. The goal is for your body to use fat and protein as fuel rather than carbs, which can help you lose weight. There are various options that can help you if you ever decide to do the keto diet. However, you may want to keep a close eye on any supplements or diet programs that you choose to partake in, as there are a few well-known scams circling that focuses on those who are interested in the keto diet. For instance, you can read about the shark tank keto pills here. If you are interested in the keto diet, it helps to speak with your local nutritionist, so you have all the information you need before you begin your journey to weight loss.
Eliminate Refined Sugar From Your Diet
Refined sugar is associated with an increase in weight and decreased overall health. It doesn’t do anything in terms of nourishment, and unfortunately, it is a sneaky ingredient that is found in many processed foods. Once you eliminate or even significantly reduce your intake of refined sugar, you’ll most likely notice a difference in how much you
craved it before or how sweet things taste with refined sugar. Diet is an essential piece to the puzzle in terms of losing post-partum weight and refined sugar is one of the first things to kick to the curb!
Drink Lots of Fluids
Hydration is essential for your body in order to flush toxins from your body. Make sure you are getting your necessary amount of water daily, and opt for green tea and other herbal teas rather than coffee and/or other dehydrating/sugary beverages to best support your body. These bits of advice are all good and things that you can keep incorporating into your
new life in motherhood. Be patient with yourself, be realistic, and focus on creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself that focuses on proper nutrition and exercise.
Remember to always speak with a doctor to determine what lifestyle choices are safe for you after giving birth!