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Post Delivery Diet for Preventing Weight Gain

Having the right kind of post delivery diet can help to prevent post delivery weight gain. Know about an ideal post delivery diet which can help you to prevent weight gain post delivery.

The post delivery diet ought to be nutritious and high in essential fatty acids. The points that need to be considered while deciding on a
post delivery diet is whether it meets the requirements of you and your baby, since you are also nursing and whether it is effective in helping you to shed the weight you gained during pregnancy. During the post delivery period you are already worried about how you would shed that extra flab, so you must avoid anything that will potentially add to the fat and worsen the challenge.

The Eating Style

An important aspect to remember when you want a diet that prevents weight gain is to opt for smaller portions and having more number of meals throughout the day. When you have more number of meals, your craving for food gets reduced and this helps you in the prevention of adding extra weight. Also have your food slowly and take time chewing it. This not only helps with better digestion but also prevents you from eating more. Do not go for second helpings, even for your favourite foods. You can indulge in an occasional chocolate bar or an ice-cream, but remember, your objective is to prevent weight gain.

Diet for Preventing Weight Gain

Here are some factors or diet contents that will provide you with adequate nutrition and at the same time help in preventing any further weight gain:

  • Your food must be high in omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids. They are the essential fats required by your body.
  • Your diet should help you in maintaining the required insulin and blood sugar balance.
  • You should take in whole foods, which are preferably organically grown and high in fibre content.
  • You must have plenty of antioxidants to restore your health and flush out the harmful toxins from your system.
  • You must completely avoid artificial sweeteners and refined flour as they are empty calories that have no nutritional content but only will pile up on harmful fat.

Have food that is high on nutrition, protein and vitamins -

  • Whole grains and cereals have very high nutritional and protein content. They meet the requirements of the body, provide the energy boost and prevent the chances of weight gain.
  • Vegetables, fresh green leafy veggies and fresh fruits are an excellent source of vital vitamins and minerals. With zero fat content they prevent any weight gain possibilities.
  • Antioxidants from poultry products, nuts and berries take care to speed up the healing process of your system and provide you with high energy without adding on to senseless calories.
  • Opt for fibres like whole wheat and ground flax seeds. They take care to ensure a healthy digestive system, improve lactation and bowel movements, without adding fat to your system.

Eat food high in essential fatty acids -

Essential fatty acids like omega 3 and 6 are a vital requirement for the body and do not add weight. They are stored in the cells and provide you with the required energy and ward off problems related to inflammation, hormonal imbalances, depression, heart ailments and improves the immune system. So go high on fresh water fish including varieties like salmon, sardines, mackerel, along with nuts like walnuts, almonds and seeds.

When you are looking to prevent any further weight gain, make it a point that your food is nutritious and meets all the requirements of your body that is still recovering from the stress of pregnancy and childbirth, while at the same time ensuring that your breast milk is laden with all the vital nutrients that are essential for the baby’s growth and development. In this way all that you consume will only benefit your cause and not just fill you with empty calories that are so very difficult to ward off.

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Makshi.5 years ago
great tips for preventing post delivery weight gain....i will surely try once i deliver my baby
Prern Kodal.5 years ago
very useful article. if weight gain during pregnancy is prevented, then this is much better than trying to lose weight after delivery.
Suparna.5 years ago
i have put on a lot of weight during my pregnancy and now after delivery also i am very much on the heavier side. How can i lose weight?
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