Pregnancy is the best period of a women’s life. They are truly blessed to be able to give birth to a new life. In this process, her body goes through a lot of hormonal and physical changes. Mostly visible change comes in the form of physical appearance.
The weight gained during the pregnancy remains almost the same, minus the baby’s weight. Today’s lifestyle and eating habits have resulted in this and everyone has accepted it to be normal to become fat after delivery. But if mindfully looked upon this is not at all natural.
Child bearing is a blessing given by the creator to the women, she is creating a new life. It is a natural process of women’s body and not some disease to result in all the discomforts that one goes through after delivery in today’s world.
First of all, let’s have a look at all the wrong lifestyle factors during the pregnancy that leads to belly fat :
- Eating too much thinking you are doing it for two now
- Remaining inactive physically and lying down on the bed, assuming yourself to be the patient.
- Stressing out all the time
- Eating junk, sugary and refined foods in excess
If these wrong habits are looked upon mindfully then there would be no excessive weight gain and no diseases. You would be joyful and confident of perfectly bearing your child in a perfect manner.
But now if you have gone past child birth and are suffering from weight issues, then here we have made a list of home remedies for belly fat after delivery.
Home remedies for belly fat after delivery:
A good massage is very much required after delivery for a strong and supple body. Massaging firms the otherwise sagging skin of the tummy and strengthens the whole body.
2. Ajwain water
Post-delivery ajwain water is highly recommended by everyone due to its numerous properties at the same time. For uterus cleaning, for increased production of breast milk, to protect mother and baby from cold and flu, to avoid colic conditions in the baby, to stop weight gain and reduce belly fat.
- Boil a teaspoon of ajwain seeds in a glass of water.
After delivery, one can not go for heavy exercises. Mild exercises, if done regularly with full determination, would certainly give the results.
To get to know the various exercises refer to this page.
Pranayam or breathing exercise is the best of all. Its benefits are not just at the physical level but to give mental peace too.
Kapalbhati and anu-lom-vilom are the two most effective and simple breathing exercises. These have multiple benefits and are especially advised after delivery when you are not able to perform vigorous exercises to lose belly fat.
As everyone knows well that breastfeeding the baby for the first year is utterly important, not just for the well being of the baby but for that of mothers too. After delivery hormonal changes take place in a women’s body to produce milk. If the milk is not utilized then there would be a continuous accumulation of calories. And these calories would ultimately result in weight gain and belly fat.
6. Proper diet
By the proper diet, it means a balanced nutritional diet meant specially for the mothers when their baby is just a few weeks old. Such a diet is the simplest, containing the lightest vegetables which are easily digestible for the tiny baby. The baby is breastfeeding and so is getting through milk whatever the mother is eating. If the mother will eat even a small quantity of some heavy food, then that would not get digested in the baby’s body and he will get highly colic and cry in pain relentlessly.
Ideal meal plan for mothers for about 2-3 months after delivery:
- Breakfast: Upma, pohe, soft wheat parantha well cooked with ghee, a small bowl of wheat halwa.
- Lunch: Well cooked and soft lauki, tauri, aaloo palak with two soft chapatis, chutney is very good for digestion. You should not overfill yourself. Stop at 2 chapattis and a large bowl of curry. Even if you are feeling empty, its good to keep yourself a little empty.
- Dinner: A large bowl of doodh-dalia (milk porridge) or khichdi without any other exotic accompaniments.