7 Top Weight Loss Tips for Breastfeeding Mums
How to Shed Body Fat, Support Your Milk Supply & Boost Your Energy
1. Don't Starve Yourself
Focus on eating Healthy Foods rather than starving yourself or going on an extreme diet.
You need Healthy Food to support your Milk Supply and to give you Energy, especially when you're breastfeeding.
Focus on Quality rather than Quantity. Focus on:
- Fruit and veggies
- Raw, steamed and baked foods rather than fried foods
- Wholegrains like brown rice, quinoa and brown pasta rather than white rice and white pasta
- Water rather than soft drinks
2. Eat More Protein
Protein is the Queen of Weight Loss. It keeps you feeling satisfied, lowers cravings for sugary foods, and helps prevent you from overeating.
Protein Boosts Your Energy and energy is something every breastfeeding mum needs more of.
Protein is especially important when you are breastfeeding because it is essential for your production of Breast Milk which helps your baby grow.
3. Sweet Tooth?
If you feel a craving for something sweet, choose Fresh Fruit or Dried Fruit rather than eating processed sugary snacks. Your body will thank you.
Processed sugars cause unbalanced mood and energy swings that make it more difficult to deal with the challenges of breastfeeding. The natural sugars in fruit will keep your mood steadier and your energy more balanced.
Smoothies are a great way to satisfy your sweet cravings and get a ton of nutrients all at once.
4. Keep Hydrated
Your body can actually mistake thirst for hunger, so make sure you drink enough water to avoid overeating for a healthy weight.
This is especially important when you're breastfeeding as you need to to replace the fluid you lose through breast milk.
9 cups of water a day are recommended as a minimum for breastfeeding mums.
5. Don't Skip Meals
A Harvard Medical School report revealed that eating smaller meals more often will prevent you from getting too hungry & overeating.
Surprisingly, skipping meals can actually lead to unwanted weight gain as it can slow your metabolism which how many calories you burn.
Aim for 3 main meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) plus a morning and afternoon snack.
6. Move More
You don't need "Biggest Loser" style workouts. Walking is an effective and safe form of exercise for new mums
Walking not only burns calories, but it also releases "happy hormones" in your brain.
Meet a friend for a walk rather than a coffee - or do both!
Look for ways you can move more throughout the day. Park further away from the supermarket, take the stairs rather than the lift. It all adds up!
When you move more it makes you feel good. And when you feel good it helps you to make healthy choices and stay on track.
7.Consistency is Key
Consistency is the key to building healthy habits. And building healthy habits is the key to your success.
We recommend following the 90/10 rule. Aim to be healthy for 90% of the time and you can indulge for 10%.
And don't worry if you slip up from time to time. The most important thing is that you get back on the wagon and keep going. No one ever succeeds by giving up!
You can do this! When there is a will, there is a way! Success will be yours!
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