“No fitness training, diets or gym workout can help shed post pregnancy weight,” commented a fitness trainer.
Ideally, a nursing mom needs to intake around 1,800 calories per day to produce healthy milk for the baby. But mom’s who are not breastfeeding don’t require those extra calories. In this six months after having a baby in life, experts recommend new mothers to get into a healthy and routine diet.
Eileen Behan, a dietician in Portsmouth, comments that “The six months of getting into the routine of diet can build a healthy and good foundation for eating habits.” Once they start to cut off the cravings and extra calories, losing weight will not be very difficult.
When asked about what to have in diet for new moms, she recommend a very easy to digest plan. The daily meal must include a good amount of calcium, folate, iron, protein and vitamin C.
Mavis Schorn, a nurse-midwife, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennesse, and C.N.M., M.S., also shared valuable advice. With her years of experience in this field, she mentions, “Social interaction along with healthy diet is equally important. It is best to go out and buy food or fresh produce from grocery stores instead of ordering it online.”
Also, fitness trainers mention that brisk walking or some cardio will be much more beneficial along with maintaining the diet plan. They added that it would help to increase the metabolic rate of the body.
Doreen Chin Pratt, director of outpatient nutrition services at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I stated –
“Eating small meals is much more beneficial than having larger meals at a go. Moms who are willing to lose weight should also have in between meals. This can include fruits, vegetables, lean meat, etc.”
Also, having low calorie, low carb food and avoiding alcohol is extremely important. These will help to reduce the mom’s weight gradually, without any harm.