Losing Pregnancy Weight - 5 Important Do's and Dont's

Losing pregnancy weight doesn't have to be complicated especially when you kick those bad habits of skipping meals or snacking late. Also letting go of those ideas of spending tons of cash on exercise schemes or expensive gym memberships will save you money and time. Become a resourceful mom and lose your tummy with these five do's and don'ts.

1. Don't go cold turkey. Its important to stick to the rules while organizing your food plan but remember to reward yourself with healthy snacks. Losing pregnancy weight shouldn't be a round-the-clock chore but an on-going transition to healthy eating habits for you and your family.

2. Do snacking the right way. Snacking is a good habit. However, snacking the right way requires that you need to change the type of foods that you are snacking on from unhealthy snacks to healthier ones. You don't have to beat yourself up if you have the occassional chocolate bar as long as you don't let it sabbotage your efforts at losing the pregnancy weight. Having a granola bar is better then a chocolate bar and saying no to whip cream on your latte will cut down on un-needed calories.

3. Don't forget to get in a stretch. There is nothing like a good strech just ask anyone who does Yoga. Stretching aids your body's muscles to become more supple and flexible thereby reducing risk of injury to your muscles, joints and tendons. Turning that baby bump back to flat abs and toned arms can be strenuous so stretching is key to losing the pregnancy weight.

4. Do resistance training. Give your workout a boost to burn the baby fat with some exercise Ball crunches or rubber resistance band bicep curls or even getting an at home BOSU Ball for squats. Resistance training is an excellent way to losing pregnancy weight because it tones the muscles and therefore effectively burns more calories.

5. Don't avoid hitting the sack early. It can be hard to get a full night's sleep with little ones around but try and schedule in some naptime. An accumulation of lack of sleep can lead to mental, physical and emotional fatigue, which can be detrimental to your efforts at losing the pregnancy weight.

Being healthy can make you feel and look better. A happy mom makes a happy home and a healthy mom results in a healthy family. Losing pregnancy weight with these five do's and don'ts will keep you focused and remind you that you have to make this process fun to make it successful!

Suzanne Brown is passionate about health and wellness and writes to promote women's health issues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I lost 13 lbs in only two weeks by obeying this one easy rule