For many women, returning to wearing their pre-pregnancy closet items is a daunting challenge, given the challenges of caring for a newborn and recovering from childbirth. But, working back to a healthy weight is important as it helps you cope with the changing physical demands of raising a child.
Here are some proven strategies to ease a weight loss routine to the everyday demands of being a new mother:
Start with Right Habits
It may be tempting to start out blazing with an extreme exercise regimen and diet strategy. But with a tiny little human depending on you for everything, it’s better to get into a weight loss strategy gradually.
Start with getting into simple habits that promote health and hormonal balance, advised by BetterYouByDesign.com. For instance, make it your habit to drink at least two liters of water daily. Water can help you stave off food cravings and lower cortisol levels.
Adopt a Proper Eating Philosophy
Healthy habits include adopting a proper eating philosophy, too. Establish proper eating times to avoid becoming overly famished that cause you to fall on convenience food. Also, prepare healthy meals; you can batch cook, so you always have a stock of foods that help bring you closer to your weight goals.
When you have finally acquired healthy eating habits, you can begin with a light exercise regimen. If you have not started the habit of walking with the baby for at least thirty minutes daily, now is the time to begin. If your budget allows, find a fitness center that offers childcare services, so you can focus on getting the most workout in the least amount of time. If leaving home is not an option just yet, consider subscribing to workout apps.
Getting your pre-pregnancy body back is a real challenge given the new demands of caring for a baby, but with a can-do attitude and these tips, you will be back to fighting form soon enough.