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Losing Pregnancy Weight - 3 Important Tips
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A healthy weight gain during the pregnancy is between 25 and 35 pounds. However, if you happen to gain more than this then do not worry. There are a lot of women who gain over the recommended weight gain during their pregnancy. This just means that you will have to work a little harder to lose the pregnancy weight. Follow these three great tips for losing pregnancy weight to help you shed the weight and get your body back.

Eat a balanced healthy diet.

Many women make the mistake of going on starvation diets or fad diets to lose weight after pregnancy. These types of diets are not sustainable long-term and can have negative health effects. This is especially important during the time that you are recovering from the labor.

If you consume less than 1800 calories per day you also run risk of affecting your milk production. To ensure an adequate milk supply you want to make sure you are receiving the proper nutrients and are drinking plenty of fluids.

Remember that eating healthy and balanced is more important than eating too little or not receiving adequate nutrition.

Keep moving and stay active.

It is important to stay active and keep your body moving. Get out of the house and go to the mall with the baby or go for a walk around the house. You do not want to stay at home all day with the baby. Not only will this help you burn some calories from light walking but it will help your mental health by lowering stress and preventing postpartum depression and anxiety. You will also find that you baby will enjoy going outside for some fresh air and you will both find activities to share.

If you have already recovered from the labor then start losing pregnancy weight by incorporating some light workouts. Pilates, yoga, and exercises that focus on the core muscles are a great way to start. In time you will be able to do more intense workouts like crossfit workouts and interval training.

Get plenty of sleep.

It is difficult to get a good nights rest during the first couple of months. Try to move your schedule around so that you are able to get enough hours a night to have the energy to eat right, workout, and stay healthy.

Some recommend to nap when your baby naps so that your schedules are in sync. Don't be afraid to ask for help as well. Ask your husband to help you out with the baby so you can take a nap or ask other family members to watch the baby for a few hours.

Eat right, stay active, and get plenty of sleep. It may sound easy enough but you will be surprised how many women struggle with losing pregnancy weight. Follow these tips to be well on your way to achieving your goals and getting your body back.

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