Even though the popular belief is that losing weight while breastfeeding is extremely hard and nearly impossible, several doctors agree that the act of breastfeeding itself causes the pounds to shed off. But women who tend to submit themselves entirely to the belief that it’s hard to shape up your body while breastfeeding never actually manage to do it.
Obviously, when there’s no will, there can’t be a way. Indeed, breastfeeding helps burn calories, research reveals it to be around 850 calories every day. However, we must also consider the fact that while you’re breastfeeding your child, you tend to feel hungrier, and it’s also not right to deprive yourself of that bite because you’re ultimately providing that energy and nutrients to your child. In most cases, moms with newly born babies tend to be fatigued, sleep deprived and low on energy, and they tend to satiate their pangs of hunger with simple carbs, which makes it all the more difficult to lose weight.
Research reveals that when normal and healthy adults get fatigued and deprived of their sleep, their carbohydrate intake tends to increase in order to compensate for the sleep deprivation and fill them up with the energy, even if that energy is coming from a sugar-filled cookie.
So, if you find yourself fretting about getting back in shape, and worried about depriving your baby all the essential nutrients, here are some great tips that can help you lose your baby weight while breastfeeding.
Here, take a look:
1. Eat Healthy
There’s nothing wrong with satiating your hunger when you’re breastfeeding, in fact it’s essential but you have to make sure that you pick out the right ingredients. Instead of fattening items like cookies, processed foods and greasy meals, get a plate of oatmeal or some popcorns.
Oatmeal is actually a great breakfast for moms who are breastfeeding, it stabilizes their insulin levels and keeps them satiated until it’s time for lunch.