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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