Some tips that you can undertake to shed your baby fat are as follows:
- Walk around, be it in the house or in your neighbourhood. If you have had a C-section it could be difficult initially, but you can walk around the house. After 6 weeks of delivery and consultation with your gynaecologist, you can walk in the park and do minimalistic exercise.
- Breastfeeding needs approximately 2700 calories per day. But as you breastfeed, you lose about 600-800 calories even if you sit all day so it helps you lose weight. Once you stop that you could be adding a lot of weight so make sure you are doing enough exercise to not add any more fat.
- After six weeks of your delivery, you can do basic crunches (only in case of normal delivery, not advisable for C-section delivery). This will help reduce and tone fat around your tummy.
- Most importantly, eat healthy. Include more roughage in the diet and vitamins. Delivery is a big change not just for your life, but also for your body. Be patient, your body needs time to recover from the impact of childbirth.
- Stress can result in weight gain. It is true that you get worried about your baby but, balancing it with ways to relieve your stress is mandatory. Stay as happy and cheerful as you can. It will also positively influence your baby.
- Sleep as much as you can because the deprivation of sleep will make you eat a lot of carbohydrates and proteins which will result in weight gain. So sleeping to regain energy is very important.
- Lastly, be motivated to lose weight and lead a healthy life. Motivation is the most important way to reduce weight.