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Diet Tips for Weight Loss after Delivery

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.

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.

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.

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 postpartum:

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 him.

Snack Healthy

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 weight.

Enhance your Water Intake

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 hours.

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.

Avoid Packed ‘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.

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