While it is certainly wrong to give in to fad diets hoping for rapid weight loss after pregnancy, there are ways in which you can regain the old waist size. All you need to do is make sure that it doesn’t harm your baby.
Start consuming healthy diet rich in proteins, complex carbs and fiber. Drink enough water and get some much-needed rest. In addition to running after your child all day , you can add a few minutes of exercise to your routine.
The following food products will help you with your weight loss diet plan:
Consume food rich in fiber as it improves the digestive health. Soluble fiber keeps your hunger
hormones in check by making you feel full for longer duration and as a result helps you eat less.
Eating protein rich lean meat, eggs, fish, dairy and other sources of healthy protein can boost your metabolism and bring down your calorie intake by decreasing your appetite.
Increase the intake of complex carbohydrates that can provide you with energy all around the day, as they take longer to break down. They include buckwheat, brown rice, corn, wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, quinoa.
Remember that women should not stop consuming fat completely in a bid to lose weight post-pregnancy. Instead, they can eat food rich in unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which keep your body healthy and improve cardiac function.
Foods that should be avoided post pregnancy are food rich in sugar and refined carbs that are high in calories but low nutrient value. Avoid processed food variants such as packaged biscuits, cakes as much as possible and opt for whole foods instead. It is recommended to stop the consumption of alcohol until a woman is breastfeeding her child due to its harmful effects. In addition to that, alcohol is high in calories with no nutrition and also leads to belly fat.