Once the baby weight starts to accumulate on your body, you are sure that you will lose it very fast once you give birth to your little miracle. You have read about so many diets and seen all these celebrity moms who come back to their initial shape very fast, that you are sure that you will succeed as well. You just need to wait a bit until your baby enters into a regularly routine, and soon after you will start taking care of yourself and lose weight.
But is it so simple in reality? And, what do you do when you give birth to twins? The kilos you have to lose are much more. How do you do that?
This is the moment when you start looking for diets that work and are determined to follow them rigorously as soon as you can. There are some general rules that will help you achieve this goal.
Momma, You Need To Get Up and Move
When you are a mom, in the first months you will feel too overwhelmed to be able to think about exercise. In addition, sleep will become more important for you than anything else. Therefore, once you have a little time, you will most likely not spend it while exercising.
However, if you want to lose weight, workout is important. As soon as the first six weeks after giving birth pass, you can start with soft exercises. For example, you can start by walking around your house and you can increase the distance every day. Once you have done the six-week checkup, you can discuss with your doctor and trainer and create a proper routine of 20 to 30 minutes of workout.
Breastfeeding Does Miracles
Did you know that breastfeeding burns from 600 to 800 calories a day?
While it is the best option for your child’s health, it will also help you lose weight while you are sitting comfortably and feed your child. As soon as you stop breastfeeding, you need to adjust your diet and prevent the kilos to accumulate.
Stay Away From Calories And Fat
The fact that you are tired and breastfeeding will make your body ask for extra calories. However, while you need to feed your body and fulfill its needs, be aware of stepping into unhealthy food. It may be easier to eat fast some junk food and then go back to your baby, but it is totally unhealthy. Try instead to have all types of healthy snacks like fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat products or lean protein food.
We know that time is precious when you have a small child, but you need to take care of your schedule. Getting used to eating small and frequent meals will do miracles to your silhouette.
When you have a newborn, sleeping will become more difficult. However, if you enter into strange sleep cycles that are dictated by your child, you risk to upset your metabolism and make the mission of losing weight even more difficult. Therefore, it would be recommended to try to take a nap while your baby is also sleeping. Yes, we know that housework is waiting for you and you want to do it while the child is sleeping! But you also need energy for your kid. So take naps and fill your body with energy and strength for future workout routines.
Connect With Other Moms
Sharing your experience is extremely useful. Therefore, connecting with other moms and exercise together is a great idea. For example, if you have twins, you can create a jogging routine with some moms while you also walk your babies in a stroller. Thus, you solve two problems at once. You exercise while your kids enjoy a nice walk in the park.
All in all, losing the extra pounds takes time and a lot of patience. You are experimenting a new phase of your life where it is not only you who needs to adjust, but also your baby. Therefore, as long as you take everything step by step, the results will surely come and you will go back to your best shape.