Shedding off the extra pounds gained during pregnancy may be an urgent priority for most women after child birth. Nonetheless, it is recommended that returning to pre-pregnancy weights should be done slowly within 6-12 months after delivery. Here are the tips you could try to help you return to your pre-pregnancy self:

Post pregnancy weights

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding will help mothers to lose weight. If you are patient, you will be amazed at how much weight you could lose through natural breastfeeding. Nonehteless, losing weight too fast after delivery could affect the production of breastmilk. If you are breastfeeding, you should aim to lose around half a pound (670grams) a week. Losing weight more than the recommended range could affect your breastfeeding journey.

Get Active by Exercising

As you get into routine as new mothers, it is easy to get very busy handling your little ones. Nonetheless, squeezing some time out for excercising is an important step to help you return to your pre-pregnancy self. Find an activity you enjoy — jogging, yoga, cycling, swimming, walking — and plan it into your week. Besides helping you with your weight loss after delivery, a brisk walk with the baby in a nearby park or playground is a great way to meet other moms who are no doubt on the same weight loss mission as you are.

Post-pregnancy diets

Since your body needs ample rest and nutrition to recover from delivery, fend off infection and feed your baby, you shouldn’t even think about dieting until your baby is 6 weeks old — no matter how anxious you are to squeeze back into your pre-pregnancy clothes.  To put things in perspective, the average woman needs about 2,000 calories a day, and breastfeeding women should tack on an extra 500 calories to maintain their current weight. To lose one pound, though, you need to create a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories per week (or 500 calories less per day) by eating less or exercising more (which means the average breastfeeding woman would be back at 2,000 calories per day to lose about a pound a week). Make sure the foods you do eat are packed with the proper nutrients 

Corset and Binders?

You can consider shapewear to help you shrink your belly, waist and hip to pre-pregnancy.  These maternity and post-pregnancy shapewear essentials are specifically created to make women look and feel their absolute best, with designs that help to speed recovery, to aid in healing, and to provide much-needed support for overstressed muscles and joints.

No matter where you are on your post-baby weight loss journey, patience is the key. You could give yourself monthly goals and stay positive! Remember that it took you nine months to gain the weight, and slimming down will likely be as challenging as it was before you began to pack on pregnancy pounds. Good luck!