Most new moms think that the birth of the baby would naturally result in weight loss. But it is important to note that you do lose the weight of the baby and also that of the retained fluids but the excess fat that you gain remains after delivery.
However, do not despair or go into depression about it as losing weight after your pregnancy can be a reality. Just because you put on some weight while you were pregnant does not mean that you have to remain fat. Post pregnancy weight loss involves no rocket-science, just healthy diet, exercise and a little patience mostly does the trick!
You need to understand that your body has been through a lot of changes and a lot of stress so the cardinal rule to lose weight after pregnancy is by going slow. If you have had a normal vaginal delivery then you can start exercising within days, or as and when you feel comfortable. If you had a C-section then you need to consult your doctor about beginning your exercising routine.
Even if you begin with a very modest 10 minutes per day and then work your way upward, it can work out for the best. It is likely that with a little bundle of joy to care for, you might be left with little time for yourself. The best course of action in this case would be to include your baby in your exercising routine. Why not take the baby out for a refreshing walk in the stroller. Also, remember that breastfeeding can actually aid in weight-loss.
While exercising, do not over do it and focus on abdominal exercises to strengthen those muscles and lose the excess fats. Begin your post pregnancy weight loss regime with light aerobic workouts like walking, cycling and so on. Also focus on eating healthy if you want to lose weight after pregnancy.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and a lot of whole grain food items. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Stay away from junk food if you want to lose weight. It is recommended that you get some other new moms involved in your daily routine; you are more likely to stay on track that way! You can also involve family members and friends for some extra support and encouragement for this pregnancy weight-loss program.