Is Losing Weight After Pregnancy possible?
This is the dilemma to most of our beloved wife after they’ve shared to us the blessings of life. Most common question I’ve encounter so far from the new mother; does losing weight after pregnancy possible? Of course, it is possible and very doable. Ladies, you need to understand. Anything that you want in life – you need to work it out. Same thing with losing weight after pregnancy.
Let me share to you the scenario I’ve experienced, we were both happy about the new baby. Sharing all the laughter and joy… then… booommmm… The wifey asked….
I need to lose weight again. I’m becoming fat again… I want to wear my old sexy dress again… huhuhuhu…. and this is your fault! 🙂
Of course, she’s just trying to share the burden and she needed support from us – the great husbands. Husbands… this is the moment that you need to extend your great support the desired of your woman… She’s the love of your life and she’s the mother of your child…
Mothers… you need to understand this
God designed your bodies with nurture in mind for the baby. Part of that weight that you put on during pregnancy was meant to nurture your baby AFTER birth. While your body requires an extra 300 calories a day to keep up with the nutritional demands of your baby during pregnancy, a breastfeeding mother requires at least 500 extra calories a day to produce enough milk and remain healthy. Your body stores up a little extra nutrition for after the birth just in case there isn’t enough food for its needs when it’s time to feed the new little critter.
If you’re breastfeeding, that’s part of the good news. You’ll automatically be burning an extra five hundred calories a day – which will make it considerably easier for you to lose extra weight. In fact, you may not need to do anything special at all to lose weight. Just focus on eating a normal, healthy, well-balanced diet. If you’re not breastfeeding, you won’t find it quite as easy. Your focus should still be on healthy eating, with moderate exercise to burn extra calories.
Here’s more good news for new mothers.
Exercising is easier. Actually, that’s not quite right. Burning more calories is easier. Walking alone for an hour burns 200 calories. Walking while pushing a stroller ups that figure considerably. Push a stroller uphill, and it’s even higher. You’ll get extra duty out of things you never thought of like lifting the stroller and car seat in and out of the car, carrying the baby up and down stairs and just plain carrying the baby.
Still. If you find yourself with stubborn pounds that simply won’t come off, exercise and a moderate reduction in calories is the way to go.
Just like pregnancy isn’t the time for weight loss, just after pregnancy isn’t the time to stress your body further with severe dietary restrictions. Aim for losing about a pound a week, though chances are you’ll find it coming off faster than that. Being a mom is a high-energy proposition!
In today’s society, women are often looked up to as strong individuals that play an important role in and around their community. They contribute to numerous functions; from household maintenance and house chores to business and career development, as well as their personal interests like reading, exercise, and shopping, just to name a few. In addition to these contributions, women also play an important role in humanity by serving as birth-givers — special people who make possible the continuity of the human race.
By bringing into the world healthy offspring… nurturing them with love and care…they become the centers for ensuring biological health, emotional development, and cultural education which are so necessary to ensure the future of each and every child.