You would want to lose all the weight that you gained after giving birth, but that should not mean that you should neglect your post-pregnancy diet.
By taking care of your post-pregnancy diet, you will be ensuring that your baby is also getting the right nutrition.
As a woman you must keep in mind that during your pregnancy period your body has gone through a lot.
Therefore, your post pregnancy life should all be about you focusing on yourself and your baby.
This means that you have to take proper care of yourself.
What's more, you should know which foods to eat and which ones to avoid. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
Avoid starchy foods like pasta; instead consume fibrous foods like wholegrain bread and cereals. They have high proteins.
Dairy foods will give you the essential calcium. Water is also essential, so drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.
You would obviously like to know which foods to avoid as well: Do not eat tuna as it has high levels of mercury.
Control your liking for foods rich in fat and sugar. And last but not the least, avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
Remember what you eat after pregnancy, your infant also has through your milk! So visit a dietician to know the portion sizes and number of servings that you should take of the different food groups.
Eat a variety of foods to give flavour to your breast milk. Remember, each type of food you eat will also give your baby the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and calcium necessary for his healthy growth.
After six weeks when you go for your first postpartum checkup you can ask your doctor if you are fit to take up mild exercises.
You can also consult a fitness trainer to recommend a weight loss after pregnancy program.
With an expert on your side, you will be eating right and exercising right. This also means that you are more likely to be successful in your weight loss program.
Once you have decided to get on with your weight loss program, don't overdo it in the beginning.
Start by light exercise and a low fat diet. Be careful about your calorie intake, do not reduce the calories or else you will start feeling weak.
Remember, dieting does not mean starving yourself. You must eat at regular intervals, as it helps increase your metabolism.
Milk, cereals and salads are good sources of nutrition. Reduce the pace at which you are eating, that will also reduce your intake, as you will experience when your stomach is full.
Don't indulge in watching TV or reading while you are eating, as you tend to eat more when you are distracted.
Once you are making sure that you are taking care of your post pregnancy nutrition requirements, you will see your body recovering fast.
It is important for new moms to keep a positive frame of mind. Some of you might not be able to see the results right away, but if you are motivated you will see the results.
A healthy you also means that you will be able to quickly resume work after pregnancy (if you want to) or get back to whatever you were doing prior to delivery.
So start taking care of your post pregnancy diet right away.
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