Often, women in the postpartum period are depressed. This is due to a variety of factors, ranging from colossal hormonal changes, to dissatisfaction with their own appearance and regular lack of sleep. Many women seek to seize such stress by eating flour and sweet products. But this is not a way out of the situation. Lose weight while breastfeeding is possible. A healthier and more correct diet will add strength, improve lactation, benefit the baby, and you will part with the hated centimeters.
The lactating mother diet supposes the exclusion of flour, sausage and smoked products, the use of which will not benefit either you or your baby. Include raw vegetables and fruits in your diet. In the first months, when the baby has a high risk of developing allergies and possible abnormalities of the digestive tract, choose green apples, sweet green peppers, pears, peaches, tomatoes, lettuce, greens, boiled lean meat, fermented milk products.
After the first 3 months after giving birth, consult a doctor about the foods that make up your diet. Perhaps the doctor will add fresh cucumbers, cabbage, berries. Avoid foods that contain preservatives, artificial flavors, stabilizers. All this does not benefit the child`s health and slows down your metabolism.
To lose weight, try to exclude the usual side dishes in the form of boiled potatoes and pasta. To the meat, serve fresh salads seasoned with low-fat natural yoghurts, salt and herbs. After two or three weeks you will notice that not only weight is normalized, but also the condition of the skin, nails and hair. Be sure to include in your diet of fat marine fish, try to use it at least 2 times a week.
Drink plenty of fluids, at least 2 liters of plain water a day. Exclude once and for all any sweet fizzy drinks. If the outdoors is hot summer, prepare a refreshing drink from the tarragon. To do this, take one twig of tarhuna, tear off the leaves, put them in a glass jar. Mix half the lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of sugar, add a few leaves of mint, pour into a glass jar. Fill the can with 1 liter of boiling water. Allow to stand for 2-3 hours. A refreshing drink that perfectly quenches thirst and does not cause harm is ready.
Physical activity of a young mother will also bear fruit. Try to move as much as possible. As soon as the doctor allows you to walk with the child on the street, proceed to intensive walks. Do not stroll around slowly in the park, take the player, turn on your favorite music, keep the pace. Gradually increase the time of such intensive walks to 1 hour. This will speed up the slowed-down metabolism, give you a charge of vivacity and energy.
If you have had a cesarean section, consult your doctor about exercise. If the birth was natural, then you can start simple exercises after the expiration of two weeks after the birth of the baby. Start with incomplete sit-ups, slopes, stretching. Gradually add exercises to the press and buttocks. During the first year after childbirth, the most intensive weight loss occurs. During lactation, 500-600 calories per day is spent on breastfeeding a baby, do not miss your chance to lose weight while breastfeeding.