'Easy ways to lose post baby flab'

on Apr 12, 2013 , 05:10 pm
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For all the new moms who are eager to get rid of the post-baby flab, here are some easy ways to do it.   

1) Don’t diet

Don’t jump to dieting. Eat a well-balanced variety of foods. Keep different snacks in the house to keep you from feeling hungry and give you energy throughout the day. Apple slices, carrot sticks, and wheat crackers are all good for munching.

2) Have foods rich in nutrition

A new mother needs maximum nutrition so one has to choose foods that are heavy in the nutrients, and light in calories and fat.

Fish is one of the "super foods" because it's packed with omega-3 fatty acid. The best sources are cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna.

Milk and yogurt are also high in the calcium you need to keep your bones strong. Lean meat, chicken, and beans are low in fat and high in protein and fiber.
 
3) Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day prevents you from getting dehydrated. It also fills you up so that you don't eat as much, and some research has found that it may speed up your metabolism.

4) Aerobic and strength training 

You also need to incorporate aerobic and strength training exercises after pregnancy to burn calories and keep your muscles and bones strong.

5) Brisk walk 

No need to hit the gym to get back in shape after pregnancy. Taking a brisk walk with your baby in the stroller is enough to get your heart pumping and muscles working.

6) Eat only when you are hungry

Don't give in to the cravings for deep-fried food. And don't skip meals. Remember you are breastfeeding and the baby gets his dose of nutrients from you. Plan your meals and eat a sensible amount of calories for each meal.

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