Postpartum Weight loss
Postpartum weightloss !!
Now this topic is very close to my heart since I am going thru it & trust me all said & done , it requires a lot of motivation, support from family to stay focused.
✔️✔️✔️There are two baseless statements that I keep listening & would like to answer here
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖1. Everyone drops weight by Nursing!
2. You can’t lose weight and keep your milk supply!BOTH ARE FALSE!!
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖1.➖Many women lose weight while nursing but for others, it’s the opposite. The milk hormone prolactin is a fat metabolism inhibitor so some women struggle to lose weight while nursing so that statement can be hurtful to them.
The relaxin hormone is still high and makes the connective tissues weak ( hence why when you stop nursing your diastasis and pelvic floor improve)2. Other women think if they will exercise/ lose weight it will affect the milk supply. FALSE- It’s about balancing your diet out to support both! While nursing you need more food but the RIGHT food & KIND of food matters for weight loss / keeping milk supply. A higher fat, high protein diet worked best for most of the people I work with .The problem is women end up in going low calorie and not being aware of what kind of MACROS are important. Which backfires and the milk supply drops. Leads to cravings and binge eating happen.My tips;1. week 1-4 take it slow, RELAX, RECOVER, FEED AND BUILD YOUR MILK.2. Increase your calorie intake by 200-400 calories a day and see how your body reacts.3. Focus on your protein intake 0.8 to 1 g protein per kg body weight is important.4. Don’t go low fat. Fuel on fat ( Desi ghee) it keeps you full for a long and takes more time to breakdown. It helps to make hearty milk and provides energy when glycogen is not isn’t present.5. carbohydrates are not your ENEMY!! But don’t go overboard on them as it can lead to insulin spikes forcing you to snack every now and then.Most importantly PLEASE BE NICE TO YOURSELF! Try to catch up on as much rest you can. Ask for help when needed ( it’s ok to ask for help) Involve your partner to help you. First 1000 days are the most important days in your child’s life.Mom’s when you stress the cortisol levels will increase that will affect your milk supply and also your weight loss and make you feel crapy! Each body is different.
♥️Each Mom is different. Each baby is different. ♥️Don’t compare your journey with others.
♥️Don’t stress and make things look miserable.
👏🏻Your happiness and the smiling baby who has no idea about the world around. Only wants to see happy faces around him/ her.😊😊😊😊😊