Healthy Weight Loss Revealed
Healthy Weight Loss After Pregnancy
Having a baby can be a joy but what might not be so enjoyable is the weight gain that so often comes with it. That's why so many women are looking to find ways for healthy weight loss after pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a time when your body goes through a lot of changes and after you deliver, it's simply not reasonable to expect your body to just bounce right back to the way it was before you got pregnant. In fact, it typically takes about six months for woman's body to bounce back after giving birth. Up until then you may find that your metabolic rate and hormones bounce around a bit. After the six months they should stabilize, however, you might find that they are not the same as they were before motherhood.

Either way, you'll want to focus on eating a healthy diet particularly if you are breast-feeding. Weight lost after pregnancy may be one of your priorities, but you're health as well as your babies health is probably above that on the list. You want to be sure to get around 2000 calories (depending on your height, weight and activity level) made up of about 30% protein, 50% carbohydrate and 20% fat. Be sure you get a lot of fiber as well. You should concentrate on natural foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains and avoid those packaged in processed foods that are full of sugar and have no nutritional value.

Another thing that can help you in your weight-loss efforts is to start an exercise routine. While this may be a bit difficult for a new mother, you can always try things that incorporate baby into the routine. How about a nice walk with the stroller in the warm weather? When the weather gets bad, there are plenty of gyms that have day care so that mom can get her exercising and in baby can get a little bit of play time.

The key to exercise is that you need to do something that you enjoy doing because otherwise you just come up with excuses not to do it. You may find that you're not up to your pre-pregnancy levels of stamina in the exercise department and it's probably wise to start off slow and gradually increase your activity.

Healthy weight loss after pregnancy involves eating healthy foods, with a few treats at it for moderation and moderate exercise. You don't want to try any fad diets or starve yourself to lose weight now because you have a little person that's depending on you! Getting down to your goal weight in a healthy way is a good way to slim down as well as improve your health, and improved health is a good way to ensure that you are around to see your little one grow up.