That’s it, your baby is finally in your arms. A new life begins for you, and you may already be worrying about the little bumps and extra pounds that round your figure. In general, it takes about two to three months to regain its weight before pregnancy. However, if you have taken a lot, you will need more time. Our advice to find the line smoothly after your perineal rehabilitation.
To be patient
During your delivery, you had to lose between 6 and 9 kg (baby, placenta, amniotic fluid), it is already the first step! And then your uterus will also regain its normal weight, which is still equivalent to a small weight loss. For the pounds you have left, do not be in a hurry. Out of the question to put you on a dry diet when you return home. You will need strength to recover from your delivery (especially if you are breastfeeding) and take care of your baby.
Firming her abs
The abdominals will certainly not help you lose weight but they will allow you to find a firm belly and therefore a more harmonious silhouette. Be careful, you will not be able to start the sessions until your perineal re-education has been completed, otherwise, your perineum will be damaged. It is also important to do the right exercises, the classic abs being banned (candle …). A physiotherapist will advise you those appropriate. Know that theoretically re-education of the perineum continues with abdominal rehabilitation, reimbursed by the Social Security. Ask your doctor.
Pamper your body
Again, it’s not really about losing weight, but about taking care of yourself and your body. You may have a little more cellulite than before … Doing sport will certainly help you fight it, but applying a specific cream by massaging the area concerned will not hurt you, on the contrary … If you can to allow it, think of the post-natal thalassotherapy (from 3 months after childbirth). Some offer a nutritional assessment with a dietician, massages to firm the silhouette, fight against cellulite … In short, a moment of relaxation that you can, if you wish, share with your baby. The only problem: the price!
There are no secrets, to lose weight, you have to eat balanced. If you think you are going to have a little trouble on your own, do not hesitate to consult a nutritionist who will guide you. Otherwise, you can start by applying the following basic principles:
– You can eat anything but in reasonable quantity
– Do not skip any meals , which will avoid you to nibble
– Drink a lot of water
– Bet on fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibers
– Do not neglect the products dairy, source of calcium
– Consume proteins (meat, fish, pulses …) with every meal
– Limit fat and prefer steaming.
If you manage to clear yourself a little time, the sport combined with a balanced diet is ideal for losing weight. However, no precipitation. Wait for the postnatal consultation (6 to 8 weeks after delivery) and your doctor’s advice to begin. Know that most of the time, he will prescribe perineal re-education sessions. In this case, it will be necessary to finish your sessions and to be sure that your perineum is again well muscled before taking again a tonic sport. In the meantime, you can practice without worry about walking and swimming. Try to be regular in the practice of your activity, at least twice a week with sessions of 40 to 60 minutes.