How to Lose Pregnancy Weight the Easy Way
Congratulations, you’ve managed to successfully reproduce and now you are stuck with all kinds of extra weight you can’t wait to part with. While you were carrying your new bundle of joy within your body, that box of chocolate doughnuts at three o’clock in the morning with the Tabasco and pickle sauce on them looked like a good idea. Now you might be wondering if you went too far.
No point in crying over spilled milk (which you might have thought about slurping up); the goal now is to lose your pregnancy fat as quickly as possible. What makes losing pregnancy weight so complicated for so many women is that: 1) they have the book they bought online telling them when they should start working out after childbirth; 2) they have their doctor giving them advice; and/or 3) they have their husband or girlfriends dropping hints about what they should and shouldn’t do. Too many people are offering input! Here is what you need to remember: to heck with what everyone is saying.
You should start becoming active and working out when you feel ready and not a day before. Women all recover at a different pace and you are on your own clock. Don’t let anyone, not even your doctor, push you into something you’re not ready for. Now then, here are some tried and true ways you can slink back into that size six dress in time for junior’s first birthday.
The first step in shedding your pregnancy weight is reverting back to the way you ate before you were growing another person. Take an extra helping of whole grains from things like low sugar cereals and 12-grain breads. Double up on fresh, green leafy veggies, and forget about processed foods like McDonalds.
Exercise can come in many different forms. You may find that as you start feeling like you can be more active, you’ll start challenging yourself with little things like parking just a bit further away from the grocery store when you go shopping. You can start taking the stairs instead of an elevator. When these small tasks begin to come easier and easier to you, you will know that you are more than ready to start a formal exercise program once again.
One excellent step that many women take is to become a member of a local gym. Many of these exercise-efficient facilities offer personal trainers who can supervise your workout program. Under the stewardship of a personal trainer who has experience helping women shed pregnancy weight, you can relax and stop worrying about pushing too hard. Even with a personal trainer, you are in control and you can say stop if you need to.
As you can see, losing pregnancy weight isn’t about timetables. It’s about feeling up to it and feeling that you are ready to put your body through the rigors that you once did. There are no right answers, just right feelings that it is time to tackle the post-pregnancy weight loss mountain.
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