As a rule, after the news of pregnancy, scales appear in the house. If they were absent sooner, of course. From this moment the woman begins vigilant shadowing of her own weight. Alas, adjust the weight gain during pregnancy is difficult because of physical activity limitations. Yes, and diets during this period is not recommended to get involved.
Where do extra pounds come from
Unfortunately, not all women have an increase in weight corresponding to excess weight. There are several reasons why future mothers gain far more kilograms than they should.
The first and most basic reason is the stereotype that a pregnant woman should “eat for two.” The future mother justifies her own gluttony and “relaxation” by the fact that this baby wants to eat a grilled chicken at three o’clock in the morning. In fact, during pregnancy, you do not need to increase the daily amount of food. Moreover, it is even dangerous for the health of both the woman and the fetus, as it can provoke problems such as gestational diabetes or heart disease. The diet of a pregnant woman should become more healthy: a maximum of vegetables and fruits, a minimum of fatty, roast, smoked.
Let’s not discount that the future mother often limits herself to physical activities. A restriction of movement means that the energy received from food is wasted less. Therefore, during pregnancy, the fatty layer accumulates more intensively than usual.
Far from the last role in the distribution of places of culprits excessive gain of weight is played by a hereditary predisposition to fullness. If one of the parents of a future mother is obese, then the likelihood that she will gain kilograms, sharply increases. However, according to doctors, the descendant inherits only the maximum weight range. Heredity only means that a person will need to monitor his own diet and adjust the weight all his life.
Finally, weight gain during pregnancy can provoke fluid retention and a number of obstetric problems, in which the process of removing fluid from the body slows down. To such diseases it is possible to carry, for example, Pre-eclampsia.
Of course, every woman after birth wants to regain her former form and return a stunning figure. However, this can not be so easy. In the first months after the birth of a child, the whole life of a young mother is subject to the care of the baby. Abandoned fitness room, and a tough diet is impossible – my mother needs to breastfeed. All this leads to the fact that a woman not only does not throw off annoying kilograms, but collects even more.
Unfortunately, a pill for instant weight loss has not yet been invented, but there are several basic rules that will help a woman adjust her weight and cope with the annoying extra pounds that appeared during pregnancy.
Rule 1: Daily regime
Hardly not 24 hours a day mom is busy caring for the baby. Mom almost do not think about themselves and their health. However, let’s look at the problem from a different angle: the state of the child depends on the state of the mother. Overweight is not just a problem of external appeal, it is, first of all, health problems that will not fail to “stick” to the young exhausted woman. A sick mother is unlikely to be able to provide the child with good care. In addition, internal dissatisfaction with their own appearance provokes stress, which the baby will surely feel.
Therefore, despite your employment, build your day in such a way that the food is balanced. A young mother should eat 4-5 times a day. When the baby is older, it is better to do it with the child. Give up the habit of eating the remaining food for the baby.
Rule 2: Looking for the perfect balance
Leading nutritionists insist that breastfeeding is the ideal way to a slender body. However, the majority of lactating women, on the contrary, add a few more kilograms to the already existing surplus. The reason is a large number of dairy products with a high percentage of fat content, which young moms use, believing that the fat content of the products will favorably affect the quality of breast milk. It is not right. The diet of the nursing mother should be balanced and saturated with vitamins, microelements, and not fats. It is known, for example, that iron helps to produce an enzyme that promotes the burning of fats, and the lack of iron in the body, respectively, prevents weight loss. Therefore, in the daily diet of the nursing mother should be seafood, lean meat, liver, eggs, legumes.
Rule 3: walking, walking around
Many mothers avoid walking on the street, believing that fresh baby “will get” while sleeping on the balcony. By the way, pediatricians consider it a dream on the balcony as one of the most probable causes of children’s colds. Do not give up walking. Remember that with a child you need to walk 2-3 times a day. During this period, a young mother can burn as many calories as in a fitness room. Try to perceive daily walks with a stroller as an opportunity to do yourself, your figure. By the way, it is proved that fresh air contributes to better production of mother’s milk.
A good workout is the use of baby sling. The child is gaining weight gradually, so the load on the muscles will increase steadily. The main thing is to choose the right baby sling.
Rule 4: Psychological Training
Postnatal depression, fatigue, “Groundhog Day”, which lives a young mother – all this leads to a lot of stress. And then the arrow of scales also upsets its indicators. Life seems not so dull if you sweeten it with a chocolate bar, but the effect of the “sugar” antidepressant is short-lived.
Train your willpower. In fact, it’s easy to say goodbye to excess weight, but for this you have to work a little on yourself: to make a diet, to identify suitable foods and follow the chosen course.
Rule 5: trust a specialist
Paradoxically, the “narrow” specialists – psychologists, nutritionists, immunologists – are still not very much in demand among patients. Features of mentality, you can not help it. But it is necessary to find the strength and turn to a competent nutritionist, who will help, without waiting for the termination of breastfeeding, to begin work on weight reduction.
The optimal rate of weight loss is 250-500 g per week. Lose weight, as experts emphasize, also need to be correct. Excessive weight loss is also fraught with health problems, as is obesity. Losing weight after childbirth should not happen dramatically. This is a long-term systematic work with the care of breastfeeding and their own health.
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It would seem that everything is simple, if you believe the phrase: “osteochondrosis is a payment for the uprightness.” But is it really so? Really, if we walked on all fours, would we have a healthy spine? And it would seem – that’s the solution to all problems!
We can explain this fact by the fact that we live in artificial conditions and move little, that’s why we have health problems. But it is worth considering the answer and on the other hand – animals do not eat as randomly as people. We are soaked in chemistry, preservatives, dyes and other nonsense.
People are so lazy that they buy semi-finished products, “meat” sausages and sausages, without thinking about the further consequences. But nutrition directly affects our health, including the spine. Let me explain to you in more detail, so that you will become more clear.
Any product passes through the digestive system. All components enter the bloodstream, absorbed from the intestine. Consequently, our intestines are the access system of all nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water) to other organs.
The more natural and accessible the food, the better it will be absorbed and will benefit all organs. The same happens with the spine. It is also closely related to all systems of our body and also depends completely on them. This is a single global network, the components of which are interrelated and interdependent.
Therefore, a big mistake is made by those people who rely only on the “magic pill”. For example, they drink anesthetic for osteochondrosis, and do not take any other actions to help their spine. Even if this “pill” is effective, it is only for a while. When its action passes, everything will return to its former places. You must make the most of your own efforts and include your instinct of self-preservation. If you really want to be healthy and have a strong strong spine, then you must support this decision with all your strength:
- You connect your muscles with exercise complexes, restore the muscle corset, which will reliably support your spine and relieve daily stresses from it. So you keep a beautiful posture and all the physiological curves of the spine. Muscles of the back and the press will be more hardy. They will take the whole load on themselves and unload the spine.
- Change your motor stereotype (try to move more, take breaks at work, perform morning exercises for at least 3-5 minutes)
- Periodically (at least once every 3-4 months) go to manual massage or at least for a good quality back massage to relax the muscles, restore the ligaments of the spine
- Change the negative attitude to life on positive thinking (remember forever – all problems always begin with the head, with our thoughts). Start to think positively and to see in everything only the pluses, and you yourself will be surprised how all problems and resentment are resolved faster and easier.
- Rebuild your diet – eliminate all harmful products from your diet (sausages, sausages, ketchups, mayonnaise, creepy cakes and rolls). Add to your diet vegetables, cereals, fish, greens, nuts, dried fruits, honey, fiber. That is, adjust to a more natural diet for our body.
As you can see, nutrition also plays an important role in our health. But how does it affect the spine? The fact is that all harmful products in the body accumulate toxins. They, in the main, accumulate in the liver and intestines. From these depots, they enter all organs, including the spine.
From the effects of these toxins, the spine is much more quickly “upset”. Intervertebral discs do not receive sufficient nutrition and are damaged from toxic substances. Here is another source of osteochondrosis.
In addition, some chemical elements, for example sulfur compounds, can be deposited in the vertebrae and form osteophytes or simply interfere with the normal functioning of the spine.
It would seem – how food can be associated with osteochondrosis, but as you can see, they have a direct connection. Therefore, I want to remind you that your life is completely up to you. Build it correctly, starting with small things, because it is from them that your health and well-being are built.
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According to the National Institute on Health upwards of 35% of all Americans are considered to be obese to-date. Surprising, more than 6% have extreme obesity, and nearly 75% of these American men are considered to be overweight or obese. These are very frightening statistics, and easily demonstrate the common cause of Type 2 Diabetes and heart failure.
Due to the common American culture of working or being awake around the clock, many individuals eat at unruly hours, in disorganized patterns, and commonly are consuming unsafe or unhealthy foods while missing out on important vitamins and nutrients in their everyday diets.
In a recent study conducted in San Diego, nearly 150 non-working participants were recorded for their eating patterns, and followed advised patterns to deplete, change, and improve their eating schedules. As it’s been found that such a substantial amount of Americans are not consuming full meals, often skipping breakfast and even doubling or tripling meals per day in one sitting it’s no wonder why obesity continues to be on the rise. Of these 150 participants in the study, individuals that consumed structured meals on a 3-4 times per day basis, starting with breakfast, and not surpassing approximately 5-6pm, great improvement was shown in the resulting health effects as well as weight loss. Individuals dramatically lost up to 7lbs on average in the course of 2 months or less. Additionally, these participants were advised and required to skip meals or snacking of anything containing 5 calories or more in 12-hour period intervals. This was a very sophisticated, as well as demanding task and requirement that the average American can just simply not fulfill.
Although fasting has proven to be very effective in the past for cleansing the body, many might argue, especially in American culture, that such an idea is not only overrated, but also highly dangerous considering the average American’s average eating patterns. Alternative measures to weight-loss are commonly available through exercise regimes, improved sleep, better coping with stress, and dietary modification within the bounds of more common nutrient (pyramid) based regulations. Additionally, it’s important to point out that there is a great difference between ‘fasting’ and actually dieting or modifying your diet in a healthier way. Commonly, ‘fasting’ will absolutely lead to some level of desired weight loss, but at the same time, once fasting has stopped, the individual can gain up to twice as much weight back because their body is starving for missed nutrients or old habits that have not otherwise been replaced with something new and better!
Individuals serious about weight-loss should always consult with their physician first, and the arguably safest bet for anyone truly committed to weight loss is to consult with and rely on both a nutritionist as well as personal trainer. Depriving your body, just like ‘overloading’ it, with any one thing is not natural, and in the end will scientifically cause more harm than ‘good’–even if it is temporary gratification from a dramatic weight loss result and routine such as ‘fasting’.
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According to the research of one doctor, Dr. Sheri L. Emma, MD, her research into the controversial yet highly effective HCG Diet shows exactly why it works. When it comes to people considering this weight loss option examining her findings and talking it over with your doctor is a must.
Dr. Emma talks about how the HCG Diet is indeed popular. It’s a combination of caloric intake reduction and the injections of the HCG hormone. This hormone creates more hormones that affect the body’s ability to lose excess weight but also keeps muscle mass from reducing. For people undergoing hormone problems, menopause and other disorders that lead to excessive weight gain. Because the HCG Diet is popular because it can reportedly make a person lose a pound of fat per day, the people looking for that magic solution pile in not thinking about the ramifications. Dr. Emma regard this but emphasizes that only certain people should take on this kind of diet. She discovered that the weight loss associated with the diet isn’t due to the hormone but due to the caloric reduction of the diet itself.
See, the big discovery about weight loss isn’t so new. Doctors have known it for decades but the problem was the public didn’t heed them. This is because of the massive diet and weight loss industry that rakes in billions offering all sorts of wild and crazy solutions that bypass the basic and most effective and safe way to lose excess fat: Don’t eat so many calories!
If your physiological structure calls for 2,000 calories a day then you eat ONLY that 2,000 calories per day. Eat more and you’ll store the excess calories as fat. Eat less and you’ll lose fat and weight. That’s the magic formula. People can’t eat less. They’re used to caloric amounts far exceeding their daily average and their metabolic rate can’t burn it all. Add to that the problems of aging and other issues like mentioned before, menopause and you might have the compromising of the systems of the body to efficiently burn up those excess calories.
Dr. Emma’s approach is based on numerous clinical studies regarding HCG and weight loss. She approaches it from another angle and takes into consideration. People dieting may have those hunger pangs but HCG injections may reduce those thus making it easier for a person to stick to the diet. The final product is one where weight loss is approached safely and effectively without the discomfort or detriment to the person overall.