After you’ve had your baby, you will have quite a lot to adjust to. From bringing your bundle of joy home, forgetting what sleep is like and dealing with cooing friends and family to the changes within your body – and yes, baby fat. You’re likely to be holding onto some of that pregnancy weight, and some women struggle to get rid of those for a long time after delivery. Below, you will find some great tips to get rid of the baby fat after you’ve gotten the baby!
One thing you should be doing is exercising regularly. Obviously, it’s going to be difficult to find the time for a comprehensive exercise routine, but it’s easy to put that baby in a stroller and walk around the block. If you can walk for just 20 to 30 minutes a day, you can help get rid of the baby fat. This should be a fairly pleasant way to do it, as well.
You might start by walking for 10 to 15 minutes the first 2 days of the week. Then, during the middle of the week, increase that time to 20 to 30 minutes each day – walking briskly. For the last part of the week, walk for 40 minutes, in 20 minute increments. This will help you lose that baby fat quickly. Also, remember to use comfortable walking shoes and rest when you feel the need. To get even more workout from your walking, add weights as you walk.
You should know that after childbirth, it’s easier to become injured because your body is weaker and will be filled with hormones. In fact, it’s been said that giving birth is the equivalent of sprinting 12 miles. Whether that’s completely true or not, it is true that child birth takes a lot out of you. Your body is weaker and the muscles, joints and bones are easier to injure. Take your time and rest when you need to. Also, speak to your gynecologist before starting any exercise routine.
If at any time, you experience warning signs like excessive bleeding, pain in the stomach area or dizziness and lightheadedness, contact your doctor immediately. No woman wants to carry around that baby fat for months or even years after giving birth. Using the methods in this article can help you lose it, but remember to be safe and to get permission first from your OBGYN.