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:
Breastfeeding does burn calories
Weight loss doesn’t happen in the delivery room
Slow and easy wins the race…just ask the turtle (not the hare)
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.
- Take body measurements
- Prepare meals
- Drink water
- Exercise with caution
- 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.
- Healthy food choices lead to weight loss.
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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