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How to lose weight after birth

Mom BabyThe concerns birth, discharge from the maternity hospital, pleasant emotions with friends and relatives … Finally, look in the mirror and hardly think it will never regain its previous shape. The undisputed fact is that all pregnant women increase their weight – with more and fewer. But this weight can not be called excessive – the body can “account” for each of them: 4-5 kg were due to greater matrix, 1 kg, cooking for breast lactation, 1.5 kg – because of increases volume of blood, 1 kilogram – the intercellular fluid. Add more from 2,5 to 4 kg for the child and get a fairly accurate figure, which doctors advise to add during pregnancy. Weight, however, will probably have more if you follow the old wives advice to “eat for two. For there are other factors. Some mothers did not move sufficiently, and it changes and hormonal background – and progesterone Prolactin oriented exchange of substances to accumulation of fat. Over a period of 9 months you gain weight. Logically, in order to lose weight also need at least nine months, which can be conditionally divided into 3 phases, each with its particular characteristics.
First quarter: must be sleeping!
What is new?
The phrase “newborns sleep 15 hours a day does not always correspond to reality. Even if babies do not enable parents to either complete rest day nor night. Often young mother realizes that failed to lose weight and panic.
What prevents weight loss?
On hormones – still prevail Prolactin and progesterone. This means that the appetite is increased, a belly and hips remain the most problematic area. Insufficient sleep incomplete and sleep is another factor that hinders the decrease in weight.
What will help to weaken?
Breastfeeding is also an obstacle on the road to weight loss. If the birth has taken place without complications and lactation are normalized, obesity will be reduced – fat is consumed for formation of milk. Average body is divided by 30-40 g fat per day.
Tips: Never follow a strict diet, but do not continue to eat for two. Lactating mothers are often allowed a few mistakes: they try to accept more fatty products (to be less stodgy milk) or eat too big portions (to milk does not disappear). Prolactin secretion does not depend on how much you eat and the activities of other female hormones (estrogen in particular from) as well as mental condition. Mood and sleep are much more important than the volume of food portion.
Second quarter: We all have to walk!
What is new?
The child grows – it weighs two times more than birth, sleep quietly and began to actively get to know the world. During this period the most vulnerable place for the mother is psychic. According to statistics, namely in the second quarter increased likelihood of postnatal depression.
What prevents weight loss?
The weight of the mother, which remained stable after birth, begins to increase after about 6 months. The reason for this is most notably emotional state. Continued hormonal readjustment, and the child as before, requires a lot of power and attention. Diets in this stage usually does not give the expected result and often leads to even worse emotional state – stress the impossibility of being both a good mother and attractive woman.
What will help to weaken?
Pram. For the ass to walk the child regarded the world with pleasure, and the mother goes in a few hours a day.
Tips: Take for classes. There are different groups for mothers and babies. Their main task is to increase the muscle tone. Fat in the exercised muscles burn more quickly, and decreased appetite. Exercise is a good way to overcome depression.
Third quarter: proper nutrition is essential!
What is new?
The child is now self-sufficient in their movement and it can not be left only for a minute either.
What prevents weight loss?
It is now the child is given a “real food” and progressively less – 1-2 teaspoons, then the volume increases. As a rule, portions which are prepared, are larger than necessary. They remain and finish the mother …
What will help to weaken?
Time to think about diet. Replace fat and nonfat products do not forget the meals rich in animal protein, calcium and iron. Use in more vegetables, milk, cottage cheese, fish and meat without fat. Between meals to allow only a cup of yogurt with granola added a scoop.
Tip: Most nursing mothers sweet love. In this way the body signals the lack of carbohydrates. Use in pasta types of hard wheat bran bread and skimmed milk. It will thus lose an average of 1-2 kg per month, without depriving your body of necessary substances him.
Golden rules for weak parent
• Rule № 1: Do not overeat – eat often but in small portions – 5-6 times daily.
• Rule № 2: Do not finish the remaining food – baby food is very calorie. Harmless pastes and soups will quickly contribute to weight gain.
• Rule № 3: Do not starve – the body will be stressed and will start to accumulate reserves for a rainy day.
• Rule № 4: To make walking more – the more, the better. Ideal is 1.5 to 2 hours a day.
• Rule № 5: Child Wear – buy a “kangaroo” and wear more often the child with him. The load is evenly distributed and the spine is not overcharging.

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