Now that you have come through the pregnancy experience and you now are burdened with those pounds that kept slowly creeping onto your frame as you watched and maintained control, it is time to get rid of them and fire up the desire to lose weight. Don’t be stupid and gravitate toward the rapid weight loss diets or the magic slimming pills that will turn you into a movie star in a week (so they say); the best thing you can do is to confer with your doctor and get another weight loss plan set up, this time with more souped up exercises and a workout after pregnancy routine.
You may have a bevy of “experts” in the form of family and friends telling you what the absolute best way to lose weight is now that you have delivered the baby; but don’t listen. They all have a subjective view on what is going on with postpartum weight loss and your body may not have any kind of resemblance to their systems or even react the same way to food or exercise. You need to formulate a plan that is based on solid healthy eating and exercise, and includes the foods you like and the ways you like to workout.
So get with your doctor and together you can get a plan going that will maximize your desire to lose weight and work around your busy schedule now that you are burdened with the care of the newborn baby and the rest of the family too. Your health comes first here, because without a good constitution and a fit system, you cannot function in all the necessary capacities that are on your shoulders now.
Make sure that you understand the plan thoroughly and see which areas you should concentrate on the most for the most effective workout after pregnancy. Plan your schedule around your exercise routines (some of which can be done with the baby in tow, like holding the baby in your hands and pacing or highstepping around the house) and make sure you always have available the foods you need to complement the exercise plan and promote weight loss.
Get to know how different foods affect the rate of loss of pounds. Some spur your metabolism on and others help push out fluids. Learn why you are eating what you are and what purpose the foods serve that are on the plan. The same thing goes for the exercises and workout after pregnancy routine. What are the different routines doing for your body and why are you doing the sequence of routines that you are. Your doctor can answer a lot of these questions and keep you motivated and on the right track.
And don’t get sidetracked by that slinky black number hanging in the department store window. It may not fit you now, but don’t let that be the incentive for wanting to drop pounds fast and then regain them later when you stop the whirlwind pound losing machine. And that’s what would happen; little by little the weight lost on a rapid loss plan comes right back because it is not based on a healthy premise and then you end up being the one who suffers for it.
Instead of looking for a quick fix for your weight loss woes, settle on a sound and sensible eating plan formulated for you by your doctor, combined with a solid workout after pregnancy; and you will soon see the unwanted pounds begin to melt off. Remember it took you 9 months to put that weight on, so at least allow that much time for taking it off. Slow and sensible is the way to go for a healthy weight loss plan that will stick with you and get those pounds off, and then you can get back to a figure you are proud of and at the same time, maintain your health and fitness and that of your baby.