Tips for Weight Loss after Pregnancy

Tips for Weight Loss after Pregnancy

There is no need to go on a diet

The best way to lose weight is to cut the empty calories. Foods with empty calories have a lot of sugars, solid fats and not many nutrients that are good for you. Try removing cookies, cake, soda, alcohol, fast food like pizza, hotdogs and other sweets from your list of food.

Eat Superfoods

You needs lots of nutrition particularly if you are nursing. Choose high protein foods like lean meat, chicken and beans. You need calcium which you can get from low or non fat milk, yogurt and cheese. Some great superfoods are salmon trout, dark leafy greens, berries, eggs, nuts, seeds and legumes, lentils, peas, peanuts and alfalfa. These superfoods are packed with DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid that’s good for baby).

Eat Healthy Snacks

Have your healthy snacks on hand when you breastfeeding. Choose snacks like fresh or canned fruit or unsweetened cereal over sugary soft drinks, candy, and chips. They’re full of extra calories without much nutrition.

Nurse Your Baby

You know breastfeeding is healthy for your baby, but it also may be good for your waistline. Many women say nursing helped them get to their pre-baby weight faster. Breastfeeding burns several hundred calories a day.

Drink Water

If you are dehydrated your body won’t burn as many calories. It is hard to tell the difference between being thirsty and being hungry so if you drink water first, you might feel full and you won’t want to snack later.  Every time you nurse have a glass of water.

Get Moving

Go for a walk. A brisk walk in the fresh air with your twins can help ease stress, is a nice change from being in the house and is relaxing for both you and your twins. Exercise will help firm up your body and give you lots of extra energy. Just start slowly and work you way up to 30 mins five times a week. Any exercise for any length of time will help benefit you and your babies. Check with your doctor to see how soon after giving birth you are safe to start exercising.

Get some Sleep

Getting at least 7 hours of sleep is very important, even if it is not all at the same time. Sleep will help to give you the energy you need to feed and look after your twins, it will help reduce your stress and it will also help you with weight loss.

Make sure you have a routine for the twins every night and include activities like a bath, reading, singing and of course some cuddling and stick with that routine every night. Soon your twins will learn that bedtime means sleep

Eat Small Portions throughout the day

Don’t skip meals — especially breakfast. Eating small, healthy portions throughout the day will help you feel full and have the energy you need. When you skip meals, you may get so hungry that you overeat or choose high-fat foods out of convenience. Going without food can teach your body to burn calories slower.

Be Patient with weight loss

Don’t feel like you have to get back in shape right away. Just stick with a regular routine that includes eating well, exercise and sleep and you should lose about 1 pound a week, which is a realistic goal. It took you 9 months to get that baby body so it will take time to get back to your regular weight.

Ask for Help

Your doctor or a dietitian can help you find support if you’re having a hard time losing the extra pounds. Some weight loss programs have special plans for new and nursing moms. And if you’re having trouble thinking about or making healthy meals, ask eager friends to pitch in. You don’t have to do it alone.

Double Strollers I recommend:

Number 1 

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller

As a mother of twins, I used this stroller daily. It is great for walking and running both on a road surface and trails.

It fits through all regular doorways and you can lock the front wheel or unlock it to swivel which makes it very versatile and lightweight to maneuver.

It has built-in suspension and rubber tires which makes for a very smooth ride for your twins.

It also has a large storage capacity underneath the seating which is great for long days out at Disney, the beach or shoppin

Number 2 

Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller

Locking front swivel wheels with the foot-activated rear brake system and quick and easy compact fold

Large storage basket and covered storage compartment and Parent tray with 2 cup holders

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