Pregnant Belly Fat – How to Lose Weight After Having a Ba
Article by Jenna Dotson
After you have a baby most moms want to lose pregnant belly fat quickly. The problem is, it took 9 months to put it on, it’s going to take some time to take it off. You must understand that losing weight after having a baby takes discipline and desire. If you put a goal in front of you, such as losing ten pounds before you visit the grandparents this summer, it will make losing the weight much more urgent.
So, how do you lose that pregnant belly fat? Exercise and proper nutrition are key. By combining the two, you will be off to a great start. You must get the ok from your doctor, and this can depend on whether you’ve had a vaginal or cesarean birth. Also, if you are breast feeding the amount of calories differs from a non-nursing mother. Eating right is important for proper milk production.
What exercises are good to start with when trying to lose that pregnant belly fat?
Light exercise is good in the beginning, such as walking or even swimming. You can then move on to more advanced exercise such as Squats, Dumbbell Swings, Lunges and V-ups. The most important thing is not to push yourself too much in the beginning. Do not expect results overnight and do not force yourself to do more than what you can.
What should I being eating to lose pregnant belly fat?
There are lots of fat fighting foods that are good for you and help boost your metabolism. Burning the fat on your belly will be quicker if you eat right along with exercise. Some great foods to start with are:
Berries – grapes, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries
Fruits – include citrus fruits, along with apples, pears, peaches, plums and mangoes
Vegetables – like cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and celery
Lean Meats & Seafood – such as turkey, skinless chicken, trout, salmon and flounder
Green Tea – has been found to have fat burning capabilities
Water – the life source of all good diet habits. Keeps you hydrated.
Trying to lose pregnant belly fat is not impossible, it just takes time. Aside from caring for yourself, you now have a baby to care for as well. I should know, I have three kids and struggled with losing weight after having a baby.
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