Pregnancy makes you a changed person, both emotionally and physically. However, at the end of those challenging nine months, you are well rewarded with a little treasure. Some women slowly regain their former state where as, their less fortunate counterparts, to their shock and dismay, will realise that those extra pounds have come to stay forever. It is not that disappointing as with a little care and effort, you can get rid of them to a considerable extent.
However, it is not advisable to start the efforts of regaining pre-pregnancy shape soon after the delivery. If you have had a caesarean section, you are not supposed to exercise for at least three months. Even after six months of childbirth, if your body is not showing any sign of going back to the former state, be warned and stay alert. You can slowly think of introducing healthy diet changes to get rid of that excess fat.
Although not a strict rule, if you still have not lost most of your baby fat even after one year of childbirth, you need to take care of it. It is generally found that mothers who are under twenty six find it much more easy to cut down their body mass, when compared to the older counterparts.
If you happen to be a breastfeeding mother, you need to keep that fact in mind as you try to bring down the body weight. Total skipping of a few meals and drastic decline in carbs will adversely affect the health of your baby. As you bring down the number of meals, introduce more fresh fruits and green vegetables in to your diet. Always ensure that your body never falls short of nutritious fluids. Post-pregnancy period is not the right time for strenuous exercises. If your baby has gained weight, carrying him around is indeed a safe and practical exercise. As your baby starts to crawl or walk, you will not be ‘walking’ but will always be running after him which in itself is a wonderful exercise.