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It''s a fact of life; you get pregnant, you gain weight. That''s the way Mother Nature intended it to work when the female mammal was created. And there''s a good reason for this weight gain. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body goes into protective mode which includes gaining weight so that she has the nutrition and the stores ready for the baby to come, who will depend on her for sustenance and life itself. When females were created, it was programmed into their genes that they would breastfeed the baby when it arrived, and the resulting weight gain ensured that she was physically ready for that undertaking.
But in our technologically advanced day and age, we have quite often bypassed the breastfeeding route and gravitated toward formula feedings. Now, the program that was in the female''s genes of putting on weight during pregnancy and subsequently losing weight while breastfeeding has been short circuited, and we are left with newly delivered mothers who are worried about postpartum weight loss.
Once again, consulting your doctor is the course of action you should take whenever starting any weight loss program, to make sure it is safe for you in your postpartum state. Your physician will work with you to develop a plan that you can stick to that will provide the good foods and nutrition plans, as well as an exercise plan to keep the weight loss moving along.
Make sure you discuss the plan thoroughly with your doctor so that you know why you are eating certain foods, and why other foods are just not right and should not be used. Getting the correct mix of foods is important to ensure good steady postpartum weight loss, and you should be aware of all the reasons of why the diet plan is set up the way it is. The same thing with the exercises. Make sure you understand why the workout pattern is the way it is so you know what is happening to your body.
Another thing too, is try not to be impatient with the weight loss plan. There are lots of rapid weight loss plans out there and you may be tempted to take these shortcuts to move your weight loss along a little faster, but don''t fall for all these vapid plans. They will not help you in the long run. You may lose some water weight with them up front, but they are not well balanced plans and your weight will always return
.And one of the side effects of these rapid weight loss plans is depression. You think you are doing yourself a favor, when in reality your weight will come back on with a vengeance after you get tired of a plan like this, and then you are in real trouble. Your body is not functioning in a healthy manner and you are depressed as a result of that. So, when trying to get a handle on postpartum weight loss, make sure you do it with a plan that you and your doctor can agree on, and a plan that is slow and steady.
The best way to lose weight permanently is to go the steady, safe route where your diet is natural and healthy, and you are exercising to keep your metabolism up so the weight comes off in a stable and continuous manner. Only then will you see very positive results that you can rely on. And when you think about it a little bit, why are there so many rapid and crazy weight loss "solutions" on the market? That''s easy. Because they don''t work, so we keep looking for the next magic pill coming down the pike thinking that it will be the panacea we are looking for.
The real solution is right under our noses. For steady effective postpartum weight loss go the natural and dependable healthy diet route, with good natural foods that include the whole food pyramid and plenty of exercise. Your body has just been through a hormonal marathon otherwise known as pregnancy, and now you need to make sure you keep it in balance nutritionally while you work to lose the weight. You owe it to yourself, and to your new baby, to be as healthy as you can be and the best way to do that is with a well formulated plan put together by you and your doctor.