After doing tons of research on the Internet, consulting with our nutritionist and watching the best weight loss video made by Dan and Isabelle, it was all clear that losing weight after pregnancy was not an overnight achievement but instead this is what my wife followed for the next couple of months before she got her weight back.
All throughout my wife’s pregnancy, she gained weight like crazy – she was only at 100lbs before she got pregnant and before she delivered the baby, she was at 130lbs. When she gave birth to my whopping 8lb baby girl, she knew she had to lose 22lbs again because her current weight was just too unhealthy for her to keep after pregnancy.
Losing Weight After Pregnancy The Natural Way
Our nutritionist and her OB-GYN said that every woman’s bound to lose weight naturally after pregnancy. Medically speaking, a woman can lose up to 10 lbs or 4.5kg after giving birth since this is the weight attributed by the baby inside the womb, the amniotic fluid content and the placenta. Additional weight is also lost since a woman’s body will try to shed some retained prenatal fluids acquired during pregnancy. Over the first week after giving birth, a woman can lose as much as 20lbs because of the constant activity that she needs to be doing in taking care of their baby and her uterus will automatically adjust to its pre-pregnancy state four weeks after giving birth. Take note the fat attained during pregnancy are never lost.
Losing Weight After Pregnancy Normally
In order to burn out those excess fat acquired during pregnancy, a woman will need to introduce a healthier menu into her diet and a fitness program. My wife ate fruits and vegetables during the first 2 months of recovery and she dropped the excess weight fast. I also made it a point to remind her to go jog in the morning for 30 minutes to keep the blood pumping and fat burning. On another side note, child-rearing activities can burn an average of 500 calories a day so this is already an added bonus for mothers looking to lose weight after pregnancy.
Before we get right down to business, let me share a surprising weight loss diet fact: Americans spend at least $40 million a year on weight loss and diet products, programs and supplements. To be honest, that’s $40 million down the drain if you ask me.
A rapid weight loss diet that promises weight loss in a short time can either destroy your system because of nutrient and essential vitamin deprivation or cause you to gain your lost weight back faster.
Rapid Weight Loss Diet – More Harm Than Help
The Master Cleanse diet – This is also known as the lemonade diet endorsed by Beyonce. Starvation is a better term than diet since you’re going to be eating nothing but lemon juice, cayenne pepper, water and even maple syrup. The real danger here is you’re ONLY STARVING yourself and what happens to our body when we starve is that they automatically convert calories into fat and store it. Yeah, eating all that syrup is going to get you fat and loaded with sugar. If you really want to cleanse your body, then watch this video because Dan will explain the different types of food you should be eating for eight loss.
VLCD or Very Low Calorie diet – This diet actually works with studies to prove it. The problem here is that this diet is being sold to people who just want to drop a few pounds but in reality the VLCD is a diet for MORBIDLY obese people. By eating so little, you expose yourself to getting diarrhea, constipation, nausea and fatigue. Popular examples of VLCDs are “Cabbage soup diet” and “Cambridge diet”.
Ephedra and Hoodia supplements – Avoid dietary products that have HOODIA or EPHEDRA in their ingredients. These dietary ingredients are more harmful than helpful because each of them will have different side effects while sharing the same side effects at the same time like:
c. liver and/or kidney damage
d. palpitations or rapid heart beating
e. decrease in appetite
f. increase in blood pressure
Consult the Right People for That Proper Weight Loss Diet Plan!
A rapid weight loss diet is never meant for anyone to use unless prescribed by a certified nutritionist or a dietician. When your dietician doesn’t recommend one to you, then don’t do it. Find other ways to lose weight quickly and safely. Check out Isabelle’s and Dan’s video about sensible weight loss and find out what it takes to lose weight and stay motivated to stick to the program.
You’re thinking that I’m going to share another hyped up fitness program or diet plan or even celebrity weight loss secrets that are going to help you lose weight in days. Trust me, most weight loss programs on the market today are will produce less than desirable results.
REAL Weight Loss Secrets That Work
Don’t even think about using fad diets – Fad diets are nothing but trouble for your body because you’re depriving your body of important nutrients and you’re cutting your food intake short; a prime example is the Atkins diet which increases chances of colon cancer by 50% and heart attacks by 60%. Instead of using some crazy calorie counting scheme or fad diet, switch to a more organic and natural menu. Eat more fruits, vegetables and lean meat to get the nutrients your body needs to function properly. If you want a more in-depth look at healthy food, check out Isabelle’s video.
Don’t even think about using weight loss programs – Weight loss programs circulating around the Internet today are nothing but trouble for your money and your body. First off, they never work and second, you’re exposing yourself to more injury by following a program that your body can’t handle. Stick to the more grounded form of exercises like jogging for cardio, bodyweights for muscle and interval training for fat loss.
Make exercise fun – Exercise is a strenuous activity that can help you lose weight; find something that you really enjoy doing that keeps you active. Biking, jogging, running and even sports can help you shed some pounds if done frequently. If you enjoy swimming, then it’s the perfect weight loss exercise for you. Weight loss should also be fun and enjoyable for you too.
Try These Weight Loss Secrets Today!
These 3 weight loss secrets are ignored because of the countless nonsense weight loss content in the market today. Keep your weight loss goals and program sensible so you’ll be able to lose weight on a healthier approach. If you find yourself at a fork in the road, then you need to watch Dan and Isabelle’s video; they can help you reach your weight loss goals and give you the motivation that you need to lose weight.