Congrats on your new baby and of course new life, oh I remember when I first became a mum, girl you couldn’t tell me nothing, i was so ecstatic and filled with so much love that I didn’t know existed, all I could do and think about was my baby and the miracle of child birth. There is no greater blessing than motherhood I must say.
Now that your life has changed and you discover that leaving your baby is much more harder than you thought it was going to be and then you start to notice all the changes that your body has gone through and what it’s going through now for breastfeeding, you begin to wonder if you will ever get your pre baby body back? Well in this day were social media seems to the the norm by which people want to live their lives, you see women post pictures of a snapped back body in two days and you wonder why your body isn’t doing same, well sister, your body is different and our bodies react to pregnancy differently, also you have to realize that social media isn’t real life, there are so many apps that you can use in creating whatever picture you want of yourself.
First of you need to appreciate your body for what it has done and gone through and you need to really enjoy this moment in your life with your baby, cos trust me time flies so fast and they grow so fast too. My body didn’t bounce back in two days or two months, but I took my time to soak into the moment and took little steps that helped me shed the weight in a healthy and happy way.
I will be sharing with you the tips that helped me through, lets be honest no one has the time to go to the gym when you have only just given birth, with all the tiredness, sleepless night, breastfeeding and adjusting that you have to do as a new mum.
Tips to help you shed that weight girl.
1) Discipline- yes you have to be disciplined to do anything right, with all that is going on in your life right now it’s very easy to relax and let go, but you can’t afford that otherwise in a few months you will be getting depressed cos of your looks.
2) Spread your meals into smaller portions, instead of sitting on a large bowl of food three times a day, spread it into six meals a day.
3) Don’t be fooled by the hunger, one of the major causes women add so much weight after child birth is because you allow yourself to believe that because you are breastfeeding you have to eat every time you are hungry or you won’t have enough milk for your baby, i will burst your bubble, it’s not true, your body has been in a production mode for nine months so it’s more than ready to produce milk.
4) Eat your fruits instead of sugary drinks that only compound the problem, whenever that hunger comes after you have eaten, just reach for a fruit it will do you and your baby a lot of good
5) Use a breastfeeding supplement, yes this is so important as it helps to balance your hormones and reduce your chance of feeling weak and dizzy
6) No heavy meals once it’s past 7pm, stick to it no matter how hard it might be, snack on fruits instead, your body will thank you
7) Take a daily walk, choose your preferred time of the day, it could be early in the mornings or cool evenings, just carry your baby and take a long walk, try to make it a part of your lifestyle, while walking make sure you stay hydrated
8) Water is your best friend, drink loads of water, take a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon first thing in the morning.
9)Make sure you are eating balanced diet so that your body doesn’t lack anything during this period, and always try to get some rest whenever you have the chance, a good rest or sleep goes a long way to healing your body
10) Relax, you didn’t gain all the weight in one day so don’t expect to loose it in one day, be very practical with your expectations, and never compare your body to another or to the fake life that is constantly been flaunted on social media, concentrate on enjoying your life found life and giving the best to your child cos in the end that’s all that really matters.
So there you have it guys, let me hear your thoughts, questions and ways you lost your baby weight in the comments section. See you in my next post.