Dieting After Pregnancy

If you have newly been delivered of a baby, or your time is just around the corner, you might find that your thoughts are going to regaining your pre-pregnancy figure. This is all well and good, but new mothers need to be careful how they go about dieting after pregnancy.

There is more and more pressure on women these days to regain their pre-pregnancy figures and this is only fuelled more and more by stories of new celebrity mothers who manage to regain their figures within a matter of months after delivering their baby.

If you have the time, the money and the desire to do this, it is entirely feasible that you can and will lose the weight you gained in a healthy manner. However, if you do not fall into the tax bracket of any of the new celebrity mothers, you are probably going to go it alone and try to lose the weight.

This just won’t work. Just about all of these new mothers have a diet and fitness trainer to help them with their exercise routine and dieting after pregnancy. Unless you have access to that kind of professional help, you are better off using the “nine months on, nine months off” rule.

This simply means that it took you nine months to put on the weight, you should wait and gradually lose the weight over a similar nine month period of time. When you go to think about it, this is actually very reasonable considering all the demands that you will have on your time with not only a newborn infant on your hands, but also your normal routine.

This is why you need to be careful when thinking about dieting after pregnancy. For one thing you need to be as sensible about this as you were about your diet during your pregnancy, and for another thing, if you are breastfeeding your newborn, you will need strength and the proper nutrition to get you through the day.

To that end, if you talk with your doctor about a suitable diet for you, you can then begin to lose weight in a healthy and sensible manner.

Remember that dieting after pregnancy is not something to be taken lightly. You need to give it as much care and thought as you did when you were pregnant, because you now also have your baby to look after. The very last thing that you want is to fall ill through lack of a proper diet and nutrition.