The Secret To Weight Loss While Breastfeeding


 

 

The Secret to Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

By: lizlee | July 19, 2018

We have all heard this before. You know, that one friend that doesn’t look like she has had a baby. What’s her secret and how can the rest of us get our pre-pregnancy body back?

Here are the Facts:

Fact 1

Breastfeeding does burn calories

Fact 2

Weight loss doesn’t happen in the delivery room

Fact 3

Slow and easy wins the race…just ask the turtle (not the hare)

 

But How?

As a reminder, it took 9 months to gain the baby weight, and it will take that long to lose the extra pounds. In the meantime, you have an excuse because “You just gave birth.”  The new mom glow looks exceptional on you. So, embrace this special time with your little one and concentrate on healthy food choices. The pounds will surprisingly start to fall off soon.

 

What is the Weight-loss Secret…

The secret is there is no secret. But, don’t panic. Losing the extra pounds is not as hard as you think. A few simple changes in your routine, and you will be rocking those pre-baby jeans.

Keep reading, and I will show you how to lose weight while breastfeeding. It worked for me, and I KNOW it will work for you too.

 

Steps to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

Remember to consult your doctor before starting a weight loss or exercise plan during breastfeeding.

 

Apps allow you to track healthy habits and make better food choices. They show the exact size portions you should eat to reach your healthy weight. Always make sure you eat protein, carbs, and healthy fats for you and the baby’s milk supply.

 

  • Take body measurements
Measure your body before starting your weight loss journey. Losing inches of fat builds your self-esteem and puts you on the right track.

 

  • Prepare meals
Meal prep is the #1 secret for weight loss. Planned meals and snacks are ready to eat without tempting you with high fat empty calories.

 

  • Drink water
I can’t stress enough to drink lots of water while breastfeeding. Dehydration can easily be mistaken for hunger.

 

  • Exercise with caution
Most doctors recommend you wait until about 6 to 8 weeks after delivery for your body to heal and recover properly before starting an exercise program. Don’t forget to take exercise slow and easy when you start back. Your body just went through major changes.

 

Don’t Forget

  • Breastfeeding requires around 400 to 500 extra calories a day for milk production.
  • Your body needs extra calories to produce breast milk, or it could alter your milk supply.
  • Slow & easy is the key to exercise.

     

    Breastfeeding Results

    There is substantial evidence that supports breastfeeding as a way to improve a woman’s health after pregnancy. Also, the advantages of breastfeeding help a mother to return to her normal metabolic state.

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