Losing baby weight can be very easy for some people. They lose it just as quickly as they gained it while pregnant. However, this isn’t always the case and some women find they keep that baby weight for years to come, struggling to lose even a pound of it. If you are one of these people, don’t worry, because with a few simple steps you can be losing weight very quickly.
The first thing to do when trying to lose that baby fat is to make sure you know what you are up against. Most people do not do this step, not because they are lazy but simply because they didn’t think to do it. To know what you are up against you have to spend a few days writing down everything you eat and drink. This will give you an indication of how many calories you are eating on a daily basis and therefore how many calories you are overeating and it will also open your eyes to what you can easily cut out to lose some weight.
Most people don’t think they need to spend a few days observing but can easily cite from the tops of their head what they eat and drink daily. Unfortunately, if you go by your memory will you will often leave beverages off and even snacks. Many people find that they eat so mindlessly they don’t really acknowledge they have eaten something and only truly discover how much they overeat by being aware of what they eat for a few days and writing it down. This is an important step so don’t miss it.
Once you have done this you can start figuring out where to cut calories and how to make healthier choices. Simple things and small changes can have dramatic effects so don’t think you will have to wait months and months just because you are only make “minor” changes. Easy things you can do for losing baby weight is to cut out beverages and only drink water. This will cut a lot of calories quickly if you are a soda addict.
You can also incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet simply by making a commitment to eat a few pieces of fruit before each meal and trying to get a salad in once a day. Make these changes first and don’t worry about changing other things up first. This will help you add in raw foods that are nutritious, will give you energy, will make you feel good and by adding them in the beginning before making drastic changes to your meal choice, the more likely they will stay there for good.
Once you have nailed a few simple changes then move on to more. You may want to give yourself a month to add some things and then after the month is up add in something extra. The key to success is to go at your own pace and don’t push further than you are ready for. You also want to make sure that you are conscious of your eating and are eating out of hunger instead of emotion. Many people comfort eat and this is why it is a good thing to incorporate more raw foods in straight away as this can help with comfort eating and also overeating.
While tackling diet is essential, making sure you get exercise is also important. This can be easily done with a baby. I have taken my son out everyday since he was born 2 and a half years ago and I always went for walks while pregnant. Just getting out for a walk with baby in a stroller or in a sling will help get you moving. Walks can help babies who experience colic too and owning a sling is a great way to get some resistance while walking and also to comfort baby.
You can also do squats and lunges with baby in sling for more weight at home. Whatever you decide on make sure you enjoy it.Besides this, making sure that you get plenty of rest is also important. It can be hard with a baby to find time for yourself, but ensuring you get enough sleep is crucial and sometimes you take priority over an exercise regime – you do not want to tire yourself out too much!