How To Properly Lose Weight After C-section Delivery
Pregnancy is an unforgettable experience for all women alike. While delivering the natural way is preferred by many, going in for a C-section is also fast gaining preference amongst a lot of to-be mothers. While you gain weight during pregnancy, it seems that losing it after a C-section is tougher than losing weight after a natural birth. If you are planning on a caesarean or have just had one, then here are some tips to help lose weight after C-section.
Patience Is A Must
You might want to shed away all your post-partum weight and get back to your old body as soon as possible, but, don't rush it. If you begin exercising and stressing your body before it has had time to heal properly then you aren't really helping yourself. Not only will this not help you lose any weight but could also backfire and cause internal bleeding or other issues.
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Keep The Positivity
You might feel all down and blue when you look at your post-partum body in a full-length mirror. You may probably be thinking that getting back in shape is impossible, but let me remind you that you are thinking wrong. It is indeed possible to lose the excess weight with simple exercises and a healthy lifestyle. Just don't lose heart.
Start The Exercises Early
I know I asked you to keep patience and take it slow; I stand by it. Just make sure you don't take it too slow. Don't start rigorous work out the day you return from the hospital, but you can surely start with simple walks. The first 6 months after your delivery are the best months to lose all the fats and flab. After 6 months the fats hold on more, which makes the process harder.
Yoga, hands down, is one of the best ways to reduce weight after delivery. Concentrate more on yoga asanas that will tighten and tone your abdominal muscles like the pranayama. Pranayama tightens the muscles in your abdomen very well and tucks in a flabby tummy.
Get An Abdominal Belt
Invest in an abdominal belt post-partum; it really does make a difference. While it might be a little uncomfortable it is really worth it for you do notice results. Wear it all the time, except while you are bathing, sleeping, using the loo or eating.
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While feeding your child from your bosom for at least 6 months is extremely beneficial for your child, it will also help you shed pounds. Breastfeeding your baby will help your body get rid of the fat from your stomach and other body parts. Did you know a lactating mother sheds almost 650 calories each day? So, use it to your advantage!
Cut Down The Fats
And cut down only the fats. Chances are that you are breastfeeding, and thus need sufficient quantities of carbs to help you properly lactate and keep you energetic. So don't skip the carbs. Indulge in plenty of fresh foods and vegetables and stay away from butter, ghee and sweets.
Don't Forget The Water
Drink ample of water and don't be stingy about it. If you have to visit the washroom multiple times, do so; but don't skip on this one liquid. Water not only helps you eliminate toxins from your body but also prevents water retention. And surprisingly along with the toxins it also eliminates certain amounts of fats. So drink up.
Losing weight after C-section is certainly possible; you just need to know how, which you do now!