Motherhood completes a woman they say. It is one of the most special and enchanting experiences ever! But what’s not enchanting are the undesirable after-effects on a woman’s body. They range from postpartum depression to stretch marks to baby weight. And weight loss remains their major concern. While shedding pounds after pregnancy might seem like a mammalian task, here are certain tips and food that are proven to help.
Don’t be rough on yourself.... We understand that with so many acquaintances and family members visiting the baby and with so many celebrity moms showing weight loss dramatically, the urge to pull down becomes even stronger. However, health is something that can’t be traded off. Not even at the cost of slimming down! So here’s a healthy diet plan you can follow.
1. Breakfast. We know the significance of eating a king-sized breakfast. • Having well cooked oatmeal will help you feel fuller and give you the required fibres. • Instead of coffee, try green tea. It is the best choice to kick- start your day and make you feel rejuvenated. We at THE HEALTHY COMPANY understand your quest to lose weight but we also know that mother’s health is as important as the child’s. Hence we have made our green tea with added benefits of spirulina.(CLICK HERE) Spirulina elevates your energy levels and also prevents the risk of various diseases like cancer and Alzheimer • Nuts like walnuts and almonds give you the required fat and also proteins. 2. Consuming proteins and fibres for Lunch. If you are breastfeeding it is essential that you elevate your uptake of fluids and proteins. Iron deficiency anaemia is very common during pregnancy. A diet rich in iron, fibres and proteins cuts down on your cravings for unhealthy carbs. Some of these healthy sources are- • Leafy vegetables like spinach, kale. Eating your greens is extremely important. Now you know the oldies in your family did it right when you were forced to eat ‘Methi ladoos’. • Lentils and beans. They are rich sources of protein as well as folic acid. Along with iron there also develops scarcity of folate in the body which the mentioned food makes up for. You can have dal and de-starched rice with tofu. • Meat. Alternatively, you can also have sausages and grill fishes like salmon and tuna to get more lean proteins.
3. Dinner at its minimal. Try keeping it light. You can have the following.. • Salads. Add lettuces, tomatoes, and beet to your salad. Tomatoes are antioxidants and rich in vitamin C. This will also prevent drying of skin which is common post-pregnancy. • Fruits. Though they can be eaten at any time of the day, you can make berry smoothies for late evening. Be wary of junk, processed food with high soda which might leave you bloated. Put down all those artificial supplements mentioned in glamorous magazines and eat as healthy as possible. THE HEALTHY COMPANY wishes you happy parenting and healthy dieting!