It is the wish of every woman to lose all the extra pounds gained as a result of pregnancy as fast as possible after the baby is finally born, however losing so much weight in a week is not usually easy because pregnancy causes certain changes in your body which take time to reverse. For instance, your breasts, uterus, blood supply, as well as fat stores are affected by your pregnancy and they contribute to weight gain.
As a matter of fact, giving birth may fail to shrink your baby belly to a big extent. You may have to wait for up to 6 weeks for your uterus to shrink back to its pre-pregnancy size. It is important to allow your body to recover from child birth. Avoid losing weight too fast after giving birth because it can affect your recovery. Ideally, wait until after 6 weeks before trying to slim down. In case you are breastfeeding, it is a good idea to wait until your child is 2 months old before you embrace any weight loss plan.
How much weight can you lose in a week in a healthy way
The following are some of best ways to help you lose weight fast after child birth.
1.Lose one and a half pounds every week through Diet and exercise
The ideal weight to lose on a weekly basis is around one and a half pound. You can achieve this by consuming less food and exercising more. Reduce your calorific intake by 500 each day from your current diet. A healthy diet together with regular exercise is one of the best ways to reduce weight. Exercise helps you lose fat instead of muscle. However, do not overdo exercise. You can ideally exercise by walking around the block with your baby in the stroller, or by embracing other appropriate exercise routines.
Consult your doctor about the number of calories that you need to take each day. Always ensure you do not drop your calorific intake below the minimum recommended amount for fresh mother. My video will explain more on losing weight easily in a week, so click here to watch it or watch it below!
2.Burn 500 calories daily through Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can help you lose weight naturally and at a faster rate. It helps your body burn more calories. Depending on the amount of milk you are producing, breastfeeding can help you burn 500 calories each day. In addition, it promotes the release of certain hormones that help shrink your uterus, thus helping further weight loss.
3. Avoid crash diets
Avoid crash or fad diets as much as you can. They may help you reduce weight initially but the weight will come back. This is because the weight loss you experience is due to loss of fluid well and muscle as opposed to loss of fat In order to experience long term weight loss, your body needs to lose more fat.
Once you return to your normal diet, you will gain back the weight you lost because of embracing crash and fad diets. It is important to know that mothers are not exempted from the standard rule of weight loss: consume fewer calories than you are burning. Therefore, take care of your diet and exercise more in order to achieve your weight loss goal.