Tips to get fit post pregnancy
The days, weeks and even a long time after you have a baby can be a serious hurricane! You’re sleepless, riding a passionate rollercoaster, adjusting to another timetable and trying to focus on one of the most important jobs in the world … being a good mom!
Simultaneously, you’re attempting to grapple with your new “post-infant body” that presumably doesn’t look or feel anything like what you had 9 months prior! Before you go into alarm mode, realize that you surely CAN get once again into great shape after having children. But, at the same time, understand that you shouldn’t squeeze yourself to rapidly get in shape post pregnancy.
The key is taking a smart approach when it comes to losing the baby weight. Here are 6 hints that will help you work your way back to your pre-pregnancy body … or surprisingly better!
- MORINGA LEAVES
Moringa leaves are highly recommended for mothers right after delivery. They are known to contain vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C in good quantities as well as several other nutrients and minerals such as calcium, iron, and protein.
Garlic, for all the ire it earns for its smell, has properties that help the immune system. It is known to wade off usual illnesses and used in various pastes and ayurvedic medicines as well.
- FENUGREEK SEEDS
The leaves and seeds of the fenugreek plant are widely used in multiple ways for food and as supplementary nutrition. Throughout breastfeeding for nearly half a year, sprouted fenugreek seeds provide quite some help and boost to the new mother.
- GREEN VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Citrus fruits provide tons of benefits from strengthening the immune system to boost milk production for breastfeeding.
They contain a good amount of fiber, which helps improve the digestion process and reduce constipation.
- WHOLE SPROUTED GRAINS
The benefits of sprouts and other sprouted grains have been inculcated in us since childhood. The dry grains usually do not carry as much nutrition as sprouted ones. Sprouted grains such as wheat, bajra, jowar, ragi are much healthier than their dried counterparts.
- BOTTLE GOURD
It helps in proper hydration, better production of milk for feeding, and assist in weight loss post weaning of the child. Rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, iron, and so many others, bottle gourd consists of nearly 95% of water and is a great hydrating agent.
ALSO, CHECKOUT NUTRITION TIPS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AN ‘AFTER-DELIVERY’ DIET?
Caffeine in your hot cup of coffee can lead your baby to turn irritable and lead to sleeplessness also
A lot of contrasting opinions exist about alcohol consumption during pregnancy. However, it has been proven that if you drink alcohol, it can lead to drowsiness, weakness, and unusual weight gain in the baby. Alcohol can also bring down your supply of breast milk significantly.
Too much spice is never a good thing and more so when you are a nursing mom. Eating spicy food can harm your baby’s intestines and the bloodstream
- OILY, GASSY FOOD
As a new mother, you should stay away from oily food that only leads to fat accumulation in your body. The same goes for gassy foods like cereals that are ‘heavy to digest’.
It can be difficult for a mother to pay attention to her eating habits when focused on her baby’s needs, Eating right post-delivery is just as important as it is during pregnancy and enables moms to keep their energy levels up for taking care of their baby. We understand that it is difficult for mothers to take care of their diet while coping up with new motherhood but leave your diet and health requirement upon us!
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