Breastfeeding is the best thing you can do to your body after pregnancy and child delivery. It is one of the reason why you add weight during pregnancy. Nursing consumes an average of 500 calories a day. You just need to be careful not to eat for two. Simply spread your meals throughout the day; five small meals are perfect. Eat high fiber diet to keep you full for longer, and drink lots of water.
Protein is a thermogenic food. What this means is that you spend more calories eating and digesting it than you get from it. This is a good thing. You need to get all the nutritional benefits of the food without the additional baggage of calories. What’s more, protein makes you feel full faster and stay that way for a long time. This will prevent unnecessary snacking throughout the day. To increase effectiveness, ensure that the protein takes the lion’s share on your breakfast plate.
Go Veggie Crazy
Vegetables are a rich source of minerals and vitamins. These help to boost your immunity and keep the doctor away. They are also full of fiber which swells when mixed with water in the tummy helping you feel full without eating so much food.
Move Your Body
Exercise is the most effective way of losing the extra pounds. Your goal is to spend more calories in a day than you are consuming. You do not have to go to the gym if you do not have the time or the money. You can just exercise at home with your baby. Jogging or even walking in the morning for 30 minutes can do wonders to your body. Start small and increase as your body becomes stronger. It is important to have realistic goals. This will help you not to get frustrated once you realize that the weight is not coming off as easy as you expected.
Keep Skinny Jeans
The skinny jeans you wore before pregnancy will act as your motivation. In my case it was a trouser suit I had no intentions of letting go. The feeling once you fit into them is just amazing.
All the best as you work towards getting your sexy back. Just remember that your body has done an amazing thing. Give it a break when it refuses to corporate and be nice to yourself.
Until we see each other again,