9 Ways to have a Great Post Baby Body
You had a baby and want to get back to your pre-pregnancy body? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get back that beautiful toned body and become one yummy mummy.
1. Give your body at least 12 weeks to recuperate
Giving yourself 12 weeks post pregnancy before getting into any kind of weight loss regime is important. Your body must return to pre-pregnancy hormone, water and blood levels. Any decision on drastic cutting down of calories or beginning an exercise routine must be done after that.
2. Indulge in basic exercises
There are some basic exercises like pelvic floor exercises you can and must do when you do manage to sit up and don’t feel sore. These are not just exercises to tone your pelvic muscles but also strengthen the lower abdominal regions after all the trauma it has been through during pregnancy as well as labor.
3. Eat the right foods
Many moms commit the mistake of cutting down on food. This is wrong. Instead, watch what you eat. Eating the right kind of foods can nourish you and your baby and also make sure you aren’t piling calories along the way. Include whole grains, vegetables, fruits and lean meat. They are good for every mommy.
4. Keep a tab on your portion size
When the little one was in your tummy, you might have had bigger portion sizes, more than the usual. Some women continue this even after the baby is out. Decrease portion size gradually and come back to your regular portions to ensure weight loss.
5. Go slow with your exercises
While basic exercises are good post birth, you can increase their intensity only after a minimum of 6 weeks post birth. Subject your body gradually to exercises and be doubly careful especially when you’ve had a c-section. Consult your doctor for individual specific exercise routine and timelines before you begin the regimen.