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Top Tips For Post Pregnancy Weight Loss
When we have had a baby, our priorities in life change dramatically and often looking after our own health is often on the bottom of the list. Post pregnancy weight loss is also a very sensitive subject and many mums don't even start to think about losing any pregnancy weight for a good couple of years post baby - which is totally natural as life is challenging enough trying to bring your little ones up and no one should ever feel pressure to lose weight and you should only do it for yourself when you feel ready.
But if you do decide to lose weight after your baby, it doesn't necessarily have to be a nightmare. And if you make small changes and focus on healthy foods then you will start to see the kilos come off. We have put together a list which shows some easy things you can do and changes you can make to help you improve your health and shed some kilos without having to spend hours at the gym or cutting out foods you love!
Top tips from the Lose Baby Weight team
When you start to make these small and easy steps you will start to see big changes as well as having more energy!
- Swap all white pasta, rice and bread to wholegrain and wholemeal varieties. This will ensure your complex carbohydrates are a Low GI source of energy as well as giving you an increased amount of fibre to aid digestion, energy levels and weight loss
- Clean out your cupboards and bin out all the junk food in your house and replace with healthy snacks like fruit, vegetables, raisons, nuts and yoghurt. If you keep junk food in your house you will at some point eat it
- Cut down on the amount of red meat you consume as it is high in saturated fat. Try to limit it to 1-2 times a week and always choose lean cuts - and instead replace with lean white meats, legumes, tofu and fish
- Ensure your plate at each meal time is split into 1/4 protein, 1/4 complex carbohydrates and 1/2 vegetables
- Make sure you drink enough water as you can often mistake thirst for hunger - try and aim for 8 glasses a day
- Start doing incidental exercise around the house - such as squats when you are making a cup of tea or marching on the spot when you are watching TV.
- Try and go for a daily 30 minute walk
This article was written by Rhian Allen, Founder of Lose Baby Weight. For more motivation, advice, recipes and exercise plans visit http://www.losebabyweight.com.au and for daily motivation join the Lose Baby Weight Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/losebabyweight.com.au