Pregnancy is the most beautiful journey for a woman and one of the few times when extra pounds do not cause concern, they just add something to her “sweetness”. After giving birth, of course, the image of a belly that she is not used to seeing, perhaps, creates anxiety and insecurity – a condition that does not help her and separates her from her baby.
If you want to prevent it and deal with it, read below how to achieve it:
It is best to stay active throughout your pregnancy. This will help you gain less weight and stay fit. Also, the fitter you are, the more beautiful you will feel. When choosing an activity, keep in mind the limitations of your condition, and don’t overexert yourself. Consult your doctor before any exercise, especially if you are experiencing difficulties during your pregnancy.
Exercise 30 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week, with activities such as walking, brisk walking, swimming, and cycling, as well as Pilates and yoga programs designed for pregnant women. Your muscles are more likely to ‘remember’ what state they were in if you don’t stop the exercise.
After giving birth
Regular exercise after giving birth is even more important than during pregnancy. The key is to maintain a routine and not allow yourself to be inactive. Especially now with the baby, it can be very difficult to find the time, however, it is very important to do it. You can take advantage of the time when the child ‘takes’ his afternoon nap to do activities. Ask your partner to ‘cover’ for you for an hour.
Alternatively, do 30-minute strength programs or easy, home exercise programs. Also, don’t forget that children need fresh air, so take them for a walk every day, if the weather and conditions allow it – it will also benefit your psychology. Try to avoid the car for short distances.
– Do not forget to do warm-up exercises before starting any main exercise.
Diet During pregnancy
You can lay the foundations for an effective weight-loss process while still pregnant.
Regardless of what popular opinion holds, you don’t eat for two. You should not worry so much about the quantity, but about the quality of the food, you consume. Make sure your diet is rich in nutrients and includes lots of vitamins.
* If you love fruit, be careful with overconsumption because they contain a lot of sugar.
After giving birth
- Instead of just counting calories, watch what you eat.
- Eat fresh vegetables with every meal and combine them with lean protein. It would be good to avoid the carbohydrates found in white flour and sugar. Prefer natural sugar, which you get through fruits and which are rich in plant fiber, instead of e.g. for candy.
- Monitor the quantities, and give priority to salads. Vegetables are meant to fill you up during the meal and protein will keep you full for a long time.
- Drink plenty of water as well as beverages such as tea (if you are not breastfeeding).
- Avoid large meals once a day. Opt for more but smaller portions instead and limit foods that cause fluid retention such as salt, cheese, processed foods, and coke.