Is It Okay to Lose Some Weight After Pregnancy?

This is a common question that is usually asked by mothers who just gave birth. Mothers are still women and most of them looking forward to have their old body back, which is hard since they have a baby that they need to breastfeed and the post-pregnancy hormones that cause their body to change drastically. Some even had a hard time dieting to a point where their body just couldn’t handle it and it has become their permanent body figure. Being a mother is great and nothing can replace the feeling of being a full time mother. Nevertheless, I would suggest that you take slow and steady steps to get your old body back without affecting your body’s nutrients, especially when you have to breastfeed your child.
Let’s get straight to the point, six weeks after you gave birth, your body still need to pull through and regain energy while your breast milk flowing at the same time. It is not recommendable to have an immediate intense diet. Eat more nutritious foods and well-proportioned foods that is good both for you and your baby. Eye on foods that are high in protein and calcium like veggies, fruits and whole grains and you can also include eggs, fish, or lean meats.
In other words, losing weight at this point is not advisable because you still need to build up nutrients for your body. After few month, you will be aware of your own body and know the right time to start losing weight as long as you set attainable goals for yourself, I’m pretty sure you can get rid of that flabby belly fat and get back your old body.
Moreover, when eating good and nutritious foods you might be thinking of going to a gym but feeling tired and sore from the all-night crying baby problem. What you should do is to consult your doctor and ask for advice regarding exercise, especially if you had a C-section and your doctor will tell you what to do. Perhaps a walk to the beach or park is the best choice if you are still recovering from the postpartum. (Warning: crunches, planks or other abs exercises are not advisable).
Most newly-mom agreed that during the 4 weeks after the birth, they can slowly go for an exercise and some are even selecting intense workouts. Throughout these times, mothers can commit themselves to an exercise routine. You can take your time while the baby is sleeping. If you are a busy mom, choose exercise programs that are not that time demanding but helps you produce a lot of sweats. You will definitely lose your entire baby belly and be more healthy and active throughout the year.
In conclusion to this, do not rush on losing weight after you give birth. Set a period of at least 6 weeks before you can hit the gym again and increase the exercises as the day goes by. Be a healthy, active and a role model mom to your child.