It is very natural for women to gain weight during pregnancy. Expecting mothers gain an average of anything between 10 – 16kgs in the first three months of pregnancy. Thereafter, it’s normal to gain about 1-2kgs over the next six months until the birth.
Losing Baby Weight
We know you’re anxious to get rid of that baby weight and fit back into your favourite non-pregnancy wear, but you’ll need to give yourself time. After giving birth, your body will be adjusting to hormone changes and nutritional deficiencies, so it’s important that you take care of your body by listening to what it needs rather than focusing on counting calories.
Weight Loss Diet Plan for Moms
During breastfeeding, it is not recommended to go on a weight loss programme like Slender Wonder, and even then, you will have to have the discussion with your weight loss doctor before beginning the programme. Once you are ready to start, your Slender Wonder doctor closest to you will be ready to help you on your weight loss journey.
Losing Weight Naturally Postpartum
The great news is, breastfeeding will help you lose weight! This can help you get your body slowly back to where it was (even better than how it was before the pregnancy, in some instances). But there are other steps you can take to give your body a boost towards weighing less, before you start your weight loss programme.
- Exercise with your new-born: depending on how your body is feeling, it can be very beneficial to exercise with baby. Stretching is a great, gentle option to get the blood flowing, and keep your body flexible. Alternatively, it may be great for you and baby if you have a stroll outside each day – either with a pram, or not.
- Sleep when baby sleeps: sleeping is often a fairy-tale for new parents, so it’s important to get sleep when you can. The best way to do this is to sleep when your baby is sleeping. Sleeping aids in weight loss, so it’s important to get those z’s in where you can!
When you are ready to begin your fast, effective medical weight loss programme, give us a call!