Giving birth and being a mother are both extremely exhausting. Between caring for the baby and the household and the million other things you have to do, it’s also important to take care of yourself and a way to do that is through losing your baby weight. However, this can be an extremely daunting task. If you’re searching for info on how to lose weight after pregnancy, here is the key to to my own success in losing that postpartum fat.
Concentrate Your Energy
You need to become very organized in your time and to understand how much energy you’re putting into every task so that you can divide your energy between yourself, your family, and the baby.
Make a Time Log and Study it Every Week
How efficient are you being with the tasks that you have to do everyday? How much time are you devoting to exercise a and preparing healthy meals? How are you managing your metabolism? Are you varying your energy output throughout the day are you maintain the same slow pace? it is easier to keep your metabolism high when you have small bursts of energy throughout the day. For example, you could go for a 10 min jog every four hours or have periodic times throughout the day when you play with the kids. However, it is important to schedule these activities set of simply winging it if you want to incorporate these into your weight-loss plan.
Don’t Restrict Your Caloric Intake
This is a huge mistake as this will inevitably slow down your metabolism. Instead, try to replace all the greasy fried foods or comfort foods that you probably indulged in during your pregnancy (wink, wink) with healthy nutritious food. You will be sitting a great example for your child by making these nutritious foods for both yourself and your family while at the same time achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals. Again, it is fundamental to understand your metabolism and how to keep it a high-level, so don’t restrict your calories, simply replace your calories with healthy food choices.
Develop an Efficient Training Program
Don’t spend hours on and on treadmill jogging at the same pace. This only maintains the same metabolism level and does not rev it up to fat burning mode. Instead, you want to perform interval training. This is where you have punctuated periods of high activity with periods of rest in between. This form of training will allow your heart rate to rapidly increase and decrease and brings the necessary level of unpredictability to your body that really allows it to kick up its metabolism.
At the end of the day, it is all about understanding the big picture. Your weight loss is linked to your metabolism, and maintaining a high metabolism takes structure and forethought, which may simply slip away under the hectic lifestyle of many new mothers. It wasn’t until I learned these key points that I was able to finally successfully lose my pregnancy weight.