Post delivery time is very crucial for a woman
as she has to cope with the rigours of childbirth. Weight loss after delivery
should be done in consultation with a dietician or nutrition expert. Effective
weight loss is achieved with a proper diet plan keeping in mind the health
condition. There are certain precautions to be kept in mind for aiding weight
loss after delivery. Read on to know more.
Weight control is a matter of concern for almost all women
after delivery. Apart from being a physical issue, for many a weight gain of
around 30 pounds becomes as emotional issue as well. Thus, instead of getting
overtly worked up, it is important that women
develop an understanding of just how much weight gain is considered to be
natural during pregnancy.
It is found that a weight gain of around 15-30 pounds is
absolutely normal during pregnancy. Now when you are looking forward to lose
weight, you must realise that is too a gradual process and weight loss does not
happen overnight. So the mantra is to be patient and take effective measures.
Pregnancy and childbirth
is a big thing for the body. The body adapts and adjusts to a lot of changes
and one has to take several precautions while planning to achieve anything with
it. Working towards weight
loss is one of them.
Believe in Facts and Not
This is perhaps the most important issue that needs to be
understood in this regard. A drastic weight loss can be dramatic but not
normal. Like the weight gain process as said earlier, gradual weight loss is
In many women it is found that it might take almost a year
to lose the weight that they had gained during pregnancy. In such cases, either
there is some serious issue with the individual, or that she might not be
trying enough. Or it may so happen that this natural for her, given the medical
condition she is in, this implies to the adaptation and physical complications
that arise due to pregnancy.
In certain pregnancy complications, the woman might feel
weak and her natural mobility might be affected; hence the delay in weight
loss. In these particular cases, it is always advisable to seek and follow the
advice of the doctor and not take weight loss measures on your own.
The Precautions that You
Need to Take in this Regard Are:
Do not go for crash diets if you are suffering from post
partum inflammation of the thyroid gland, that is, thyroditis. This is observed
to be a common complication for most women. It usually results in the inability
to lose weight by simple measures that are otherwise found to be effective on
Then under several other medical conditions, weight loss
might be hampered. This means that the medicines create impediments in
enhancing the metabolism of the body. This is very important that the
metabolism of the body is heightened in order to render effective weight loss.
Myths Can be Dangerous
Myths regarding immediate weight loss after delivery mostly
circles around celebrity weight loss rumors. This is why it is always better to
know the facts which basically prevent you from falling prey to such stories
and myths. It is always the doctor who is best equipped to advice on what
should be a safe weight loss program for you. For every individual it is
customised program as no two pregnancy cases are similar given the condition of
the body of the mother and several other associative factors.
Avoid Crash Diets
This is also a work of the rumour mills where it is believed
loss after delivery can be easily attained through some magic diets. One
needs to be realistic enough to understand that there can be no fad diet
programs that will give you the desired result by taking into consideration the
natural requirements of the mother after delivery. This means that post
delivery when you are nursing your baby, it is essential that your body’s
nutritional requirements are met. After all it is this nutrition which you are
obtaining through your regular diet that goes on to produce your breast milk,
the food for your baby.
Therefore, there are lot of considerations you need to be
aware of when you want to lose weight safely, both for you and your baby. Crash
diets might give you instant results but is extremely harmful for your body in
the long run. After all, your body is just beginning to build up its natural
resistance after the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth. So you must allow this
process to happen smoothly and carefully.