4 Ways To Get Back In Shape After Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings forth so many dramatic changes in a woman’s life. They’ll have hormones left and right playing around with their thoughts and emotions. And with regards to the physical body, pregnancy weight gain is quite evident as well. Within a few months, most women gain an average of 25 to 35 pounds per studies. 

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And then after the baby is born, all the pressure to lose all the weight gain comes in. For starters, it’s essential to accept that, at least for the first month or so, one will still look bloated. After that, fortunately, the weight will slowly wear off. But, for others, the excess weight gain seems to not go away.

No matter how challenging or long the journey is, getting back in shape after pregnancy is very much possible. Apply these tips to trim your mum tum, and soon you’ll notice what a difference it’ll make in your postpartum body.

Ask For And Accept Help

It’s normal for new mums to have high levels of anxiety from thinking about whether or not they’re caring well enough for their little one or if their milk is enough, among many other things. Stress eats up the best of new mums, where it could get the best of you too. Stop it before it does.

For example, too much stress leads to destructive habits like stress eating. Instead of focusing on healthy food, overeating fat and junk will only increase your weight unnecessarily.

Hence, there’s no shame in asking for and accepting help as a new mum adjusts to post-pregnancy life. The nights are long, and the days will be as busy as well. When help is offered, taking it buys you at least a few hours to fend for yourself, including doing mild exercises or following a fitness routine that can help you shed those unwanted pounds.

Try Out Breastfeeding

Before this second tip sends out debates and even more pressure on moms unable to breastfeed, take note that the tip here is at least to try it out. If you can breastfeed and have enough milk, go for it. If, despite all your efforts to breastfeed, such isn’t possible, then don’t be too hard on yourself.

Breastfeeding is considered by experts as necessary, Notwithstanding that fact, however, there’s no denying breastmilk’s many benefits, both for mum and baby. Focusing on those for mum, breastfeeding requires calories to make, so that at least means eating an additional snack of yogurt or fruit on top of the usual meals.

But for as long as your snacks and meals are healthy, and you don’t overdo your portions, breastfeeding does help you lose weight with all the extra calories it burns too. This may not be the most effective in trimming down to your smallest size, yet it can help you lose all the excess baby weight you’ve gained.

Get Up And Move

Once you can settle into your new routine at home with a baby, give yourself at least half an hour every day to get up and move. Depending on the kind of birth you’ve had, this can be as simple as a walk around your block or, if your body is now capable, performing light exercises.

The most important thing here is never to sacrifice your health and safety. Wait for that green light from your doctor before doing any strenuous exercise. Even if it’s just a half-hour walk with your little one, that makes a significant difference not just to your physical health but also to your disposition. Every new mum can use a breather (quite literally).

Fill In With A Healthy Diet

Sure, you deserve that slice of cake or that bag of chips once in a while. Everyone does, new mom or not. But, remember to have this only as a treat. You should not have it in your fridge, ready to reach out for at any given time.

Filling in with a healthy diet is basic for new mums and everyone in general. Give your body all those nutrients it needs to replenish everything lost during birth. Aim for at least 2,000 calories a day, even more if breastfeeding. But, if you’re intentional with your choices, you can still have those calories without all the fats.

Bounce Back In Shape After Pregnancy

Growing a little one in your belly is a super incredible thing. Those nine months are challenging but also beautiful. Then comes the postpartum period, where the’ battle wounds’ remain even when the baby has left. There’s all the stress, the anxiety, and the postpartum belly.

No two women are the same as to the pooch size, yet the feelings are universal. There’s that itching desire to get that all off, finally. If this speaks to you, try the tips above and see if they work for you. More than anything else, don’t be too hard on yourself. It took nine months to gain that weight, so give yourself the grace to lose it, too.

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I’m Chloe – a body confidence writer here at House of Peach! I help women to feel fabulous in the body they’re in and feel amazing in gym wear – regardless of their body shape and type. Unleash Your Peach.

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