After giving birth, many mothers find themselves trying to lose weight. We know this can be a challenging process as their bodies have changed, and they’re often dealing with a lack of sleep and increased stress.
It is important for new mothers to find a safe and effective approach to weight loss that will fit into their lifestyle and help them reach their goals – and that’s where we come in. Read on to discover effective strategies for kickstarting your post-baby health journey, as well as tips and tricks for shedding the kilos from your problem areas.
How New Mums Can Lose Weight
As a new mother, it is important to find careful, effective ways to exercise post-childbirth. There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to lose weight.
We know exercise is a key component when it comes to shedding the pounds, as it helps to burn calories and promotes healthy long-term habits:
- A simple walk every day can help to boost weight loss by keeping the body active and burning calories. It also helps to improve circulation and can increase the amount of oxygen that the body takes in, and is a low-impact form of exercise which makes it ideal for mums who are trying to lose weight carefully.
- Low-impact activities, such as walking, swimming, and biking, are great options for getting your heart rate up without putting too much strain on your body.
- Pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegels, can also be very beneficial in helping to strengthen the muscles around the vagina and rectum.
- Postpartum-specific workouts, such as the ones your antenatal classes told you about, are designed specifically for new mothers and can help you get your body back into shape after pregnancy and childbirth.
Give your bub a daily dose of fresh air by taking the pram along for a stroll, too!
Losing Weight After Having a Baby
When it comes to successfully losing weight after giving birth, there are some tips and tricks that can help make the process a little easier. One of the most important things to do is to set realistic goals. Losing a large amount in a short period of time is usually not realistic or healthy, so aim to lose weight gradually and don’t worry when you lose more in one week than you do in another.
It’s also important to focus on healthy eating habits and not to try to diet or restrict calories too much. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how to lose weight. However, the role of nutrition is well-established, and we know that healthy eating is an important part of any post-birth plan, especially where recovery and breastfeeding are concerned.
Snacking plays an important role by helping to control hunger and regulate blood sugar levels. However, it is important to choose balanced and nutritious snack options in order to avoid weight gain.
Our Nutritious Snacks Help with Post-Baby Weight Gain
This is where the Cookie Diet comes in. Our range of delicious and nutritious cookies not only taste amazing and help you beat the sugar cravings, but they are packed with fibre and good fats to help you feel fuller for longer.
Available in heavenly Chocolate Brownie, Butterscotch, Maple Pancake, Cinnamon Oatmeal, and Limited Edition Lemon & Ginger, there is something for everyone. Plus, they’re safe to eat while breastfeeding.
Remember, Weight Loss Is Not Linear
Tracking your progress can also be helpful, as it can help you stay motivated and on track.
There will be ups and downs along the way. Don't get discouraged if you have a bad week or gain a few pounds back. Just keep working hard, keeping track, and calling on your willpower when things get tough.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for support from friends and family. They can help you with things like meal planning, staying active, or watching bub while you go for a jog – and they can be a great source of motivation!
Safe and Healthy Weight Loss After Childbirth
The Cookie Diet collection is the perfect way to help new mums lose weight safely and easily after giving birth. Our range includes a variety of delicious and nutritious cookies that are low in calories and high in protein, making them the perfect snack or meal replacement for new mums who are in the process of bouncing back.
But most importantly, we encourage you to be patient and give yourself time to adjust to your new body. Losing weight after giving birth can be a difficult and challenging process both physically and mentally, but it is important to find an effective approach that will work for you while you spend precious time with your sweet, new addition to the family.For more information, get in touch with our friendly, caring team today.