Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How to Lose Pregnancy Weight Successfully

Once we find out we’re pregnant, we’re overwhelmed with joy.  We are eager to learn the gender, can’t wait to see what they look like, and of course want to hold them more than ever!  It seems like we just have that “glow” when we’re pregnant.  Although, that glow tends to fade once we have the baby.  Now, all the attention is focused on the baby, and we’re left with a body that is much different than to begin with.
If you struggled with some extra weight gain during your pregnancy, you don’t have to live with it forever.  In fact, you can start losing the weight today.  Below are a few ways to lose your unwanted pregnancy pounds successfully.

1] Start with rest:  First of all, you’re probably lacking a good amount of sleep.  So, get a good night’s rest (if that’s possible), and clear your mind.  Don’t beat yourself up too much over your weight gain.  Just keep in mind, tomorrows a new day for anything.

2] Plan ahead for meals:  Once you’ve gotten your good night’s sleep, you will want to plan ahead for your meals.  Think about what you’ll eat that day, and start preparing ahead of time.  When we have a plan we tend to stick to a healthier schedule than if we wait until the last minute to eat healthy and exercise.{ 10 Healthy Eating Habits }

3] Drinks:  It is very common to consume a large amount of calories through what we drink.  If you can, try to limit yourself on the pop, juice and alcoholic beverages.  Instead, stick to things like water, or  de-caffeinated tea or some herbal tea.

4] Small portions:  It is said that you should eat 5-6 small meals each day instead of 3 big ones.  This keeps your metabolism going, and never gives you that starving feeling that will make you over eat.

5] Increased exercise:  Try to increase your exercise.  There is nothing like taking your new baby to the park for a walk, playing some of your favorite sports with your family and friends or riding your bike up to the local store instead of driving.Yoga meditation can also play a big role in losing that extra pound.

6] New hobbies: Try to find some new hobbies that will get you more active.  Whether you play volleyball every Wednesday with your girlfriends, you take your dog and baby for a walk around the subdivision or you pick up something new like rollerblading you will get the exercise all while having cost-free hobbies!

Editorial Note :
Sesame seed oil application all over the body also known in Ayurveda as Abyanga is known to be very helpful in reducing and keep the weight in control. This massage is also good to reduce stretch marks which are normally seen after delivery. {Benefits of Massage }

For you to lose weight, you must really consider all of these tips.  These all play a huge role in getting rid of those stubborn pounds.  Not to mention, think about improving your health as well as improving the look of your body!

This is a guest post written by Lauren Dzuris.  Lauren runs FindMyCarSeat, a Convertible Car Seat website that can help new parents find a great car seat, while giving them tips, and advice on everything from pregnancy to parenting.

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