Diet plays a major role in weight loss after
delivery. A healthy and nutritious diet helps in healthy and permanent weight
loss. Sensible and controlled eating is the key to a healthy weight loss after
delivery. A well devised diet plan can help you to get back into your
pre-pregnancy shape. Read on to know more.
There cannot be a generalised plan for weight
loss after delivery.
Every woman is in a different physical condition and the recuperation of the
body does not happen in the same manner with all. So it is advisable to seek
expert advice and opt for customised diet
plans after proper consultation with your doctor and dietician.
After delivery, losing weight can be one of the most
difficult tasks. But if planned carefully, it can be smooth ride with no
worries at all. All you need to do is plan everything well. Losing weight and
getting back your earlier shape is big motivation to shed all those extra kilos
that you had piled up during pregnancy. So choose a diet plan that not only
helps you to keep fit and effectively lose weight but at the same time helps
you to be healthy and take care of your little one.
Given below are a few aspects that should be kept in mind
regardless of the specific diet plan that you are following for weight loss
Check your Portions and
Have a Balanced Diet
Always go for smaller portions and eat only when you are
feeling hungry. During pregnancy, most women tend to eat a lot of nutritious
food consciously. This definitely is good for the baby, but after delivery when
you are more focused on effective weight loss, you need to understand that you
must go back to your controlled diet. You need to have a balanced diet and see
to it that all your daily nutrient requirements are fulfilled. Eat sensibly,
but not more. Your daily diet must have the adequate amount of carbohydrates,
proteins and the essential fatty acids, not to forget the fiber.
Your meal should ideally comprise of plenty of seasonal
fruits, vegetables, loads of greens, low fat diary products, fish, omega acids and
lean meat. Whole grains, cereals and nuts are great source of proteins and good
fats. The dairy products provide the necessary calcium and potassium. Remember,
you need to eat healthy, but not much. The food you eat goes on to provide the
nutrition to your child when you breastfeed
Always take note that your snacks are not junk. Have a few
pieces of fruits, a fruit drink, nuts or some oat cookies or soaked grams when
you feel like munching on something. These are not only healthy bites but
extremely nutritious as well. Avoid all fast food, if you are keen on losing
Enhance your Water
A minimum of ten to twelve glasses of water is required on
an average. This will effectively help you to cut down on the harmful high
sugar beverages and in turn aid you to lose weight effectively. Further you can
add a dash of lemon or squeeze in the juice of some seasonal fruit that you
like if plain water makes you feel bored. Remember, water not only increases
the hydration of your body but also cuts down on the urge to binge at odd
Avoid Fast Foods
Stay away from fast food meals. A package of burgers and
fries might be exceedingly tempting but they are no substitute to a bowl of
fresh garden picked salad of crunchy veggies or fruits.
‘Non-Fat’ or ‘Low-Fat’ Food
Do not get fooled by packaged ‘non-fat’ food. These packaged
items are loaded with calories as they contained hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Depending on the content, these packs also contain fructose corn syrup. All
these are serious impediments to your weight loss objective.
Do not get overwhelmed by your post pregnancy weight gain
and start dieting strictly. Take advice from your doctor and make sure that
your weight loss regimen does not affect your baby’s health. Eat everything
suggested by doctor so that your are able to breast feed your baby properly at
least for first six months.