There is nothing in the world that can bring more happiness to your life than being a mother. Looking at your baby surely makes you feel extremely joyous and proud but what can be the problem here is the post pregnancy weight.

A lot of young and new mother face the trouble of being overweight after pregnancy and this really it hard for them to cope. Losing pregnancy weight can be tough but it isn’t impossible. And as a registered dietitian in Florida, I advice every mother to follow the below mentioned rules in order to lose weight fast –

Exercise – Stop being lazy and start exercising. During pregnancy women tend to become very lazy and that adds to a lot of weight to the body. But, after you have delivered the baby, it is better if you start moving and get rid of that extra flab. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Do cardio at least 3-5 times a week.

Breastfeed – Breastfeeding is very, very important. I see a lot of women who don’t breastfeed and there are plenty of rumors surrounding breastfeeding. But leave all those behind and start breastfeeding. This can burn up to 600-800 calories in a day. That can be a great aid to your weight loss program.

Start lifting weight – When you are exercising, with time start lifting weight. This will add to your strength and stamina and will also help you lose weight.

Keep an eye on your diet – Keeping an eye on your diet plan is as important as exercise. Add a lot of protein, vitamins, and other nutrients to your diet plan as you will be breastfeeding your baby. It is important for you to avoid too much oily food, a lot of calories and carbohydrates. Avoid caffeine. Your baby will be breastfeeding and caffeine can harm the baby.

Eat healthy snacks – You are for sure going to be pretty hungry and that is obvious. So while you are into snacking, make sure that you only eat healthy snacks. Avoid chips or cookies; rather, add bananas, oranges, nuts, whole-wheat crackers, or apples and other high-fiber snacks like raisins.

Sleep – Sleep is very, very essential for you and the baby. Sleep actually aids to boost your metabolism and helps on your weight loss program contrary to popular beliefs. Take naps during the day and sleep properly at night.