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Healthy Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Post pregnancy weight gain is very normal, however it can make many women feel pretty fed up.

The thought of getting back to pre-pregnancy weight can sometimes seem impossible, especially since becoming a mum is such an overwhelming experience in itself. Here are a couple of ways women can achieve weight loss after pregnancy

Breastfeed

It's a fact that breastfeeding makes your body burn calories, and as a result, can help you lose weight. There is some debate about breastfeeding and it's relation to weight loss. Some studies have shown that breast-feeding can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight more quickly. However if you are breast-feeding, it is important to give your body time to lose weight slowly, as rapid weight loss can in fact result in you producing less milk. It is believed that losing around a pound a week won't affect your milk supply or your health.

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Breastfeeding is of course very good for your baby too, as it helps in boosting immunity, as well as providing a number of other important health benefits for both you and your baby. If you are breast-feeding, it also means that you can add an extra 300 calories to your diet if you aren't overweight, but you must make sure that you don't use breast-feeding as an excuse to eat unhealthily.

Natural Weight loss Pills

Deciding to buy a pill to help you lose weight is a common choice made by many, including women in the post-pregnancy stages who want to find a quick and effective way of drop those extra pounds. However it is important to remember that weight loss, particularly after pregnancy should not be rushed. Experts recommend that you give yourself until your six-week postpartum checkup before you start managing your calorie intake in order to lose weight. If you are breast-feeding, it is recommended that you wait at least two months before trying to lose weight, as you want to ensure a good milk supply for your baby.

Many diet supplements are not safe to take by nursing mothers because of the combination of ingredients in them. Natural and plant-based ingredients are mostly regarded as being safer than synthetic ingredients, although even natural ingredients can have side effects.
In general, supplements which claim to work best for weight-loss for women in the post pregnancy stage, are unsurprisingly those which contain the fewest ingredients. The fewer the ingredients in a weight loss supplement, the fewer the side effects!

Women who have just given birth or who are breast feeding should opt for dietary supplements with the fewest (or even no) side effects.

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Ingredients commonly used in weight loss supplements which claim to be safe for women in the post-pregnancy stages often include ingredients such as Chitosan and Chromium. Chitosan is believed to be safe to encourage weight loss after giving birth, as it is believed to work by preventing the body from absorbing dietary fat. One reason why it is used in weight loss supplements which claim to be safe for women post pregnancy is because the associated side effects are generally mild ones such as constipation or flatulence. Many weight loss supplements which claim to be safe and effective for women, claim that chromium is unlikely to cause any side effects, although chromium does not work well in conjunction with some other medications such as antacids and beta blockers. This is because they may affect the body's absorption of chromium.

For more information regarding weight loss supplements and pills, you may want to read this article which provides guidance on choosing the best weight loss supplements.

Losing weight is different for everyone, and although one weight loss method may provide quick weight loss for some, it may not apply to everyone. One thing is certain though and that is, if you maintain a healthy, balanced diet and incorporate regular exercise into your everyday life, you will almost certainly see weight loss results. You may want to visit the NHS website on advice about the benefits of regular exercise for weight loss, as well as information about keeping fit and healthy.

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