Losing pregnancy weight can be quite the problem. Many factors will be working against you. Perhaps you are stressed out or are sleep deprived. Plus, you may have zero time to actually exercise. If you want to lose weight after pregnancy, unfortunately, it is necessary to make a few changes to your lifestyle – as if you weren’t already! These changes will, however, lead to a happier, healthier life for you and your baby.
As long as you eat a mostly healthy diet, it is acceptable to succumb to cravings from time to time. There are reasons your body craves certain foods; you may need specific nutrients those foods can supply. While you still need to moderate your intake, it is a good time to enjoy indulging your cravings as you need to increase your caloric intake while you providing nutrients for both yourself and your baby.
You need to increase your calories by 300-500 a day during pregnancy. You are feeding not only yourself now but also your baby. Try eating healthy foods like fresh produce and lots of lean protein.
If there is a cat living in your household, draft a family member to change the litter box while you are pregnant. Cat urine and feces contain chemicals which can cause you health problems and potentially cost you your pregnancy. You could ask your husband to do this chore while you are pregnant, or another family member or neighbor if your spouse is not available.
High fiber foods can help you battle pregnancy-related constipation. Pregnancy hormones often cause constipation in women. This can cause very bad gastrointestinal issues and it is very uncomfortable to deal with.
Changes made in advance can make weight loss after birth a lot easier. There will be some adjustments to your life after pregnancy, but you have already had a big change to your life when your baby was born. If you include a few beneficial changes in your life with your new baby, you can successfully lose the weight that you want.