Breastfeeding Can Boost Post Pregnancy Weight Loss

by editor on August 20, 2013

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When you are pregnant, you can’t get the weight off your body fast enough. You want to work out but motherhood calls–you want to diet, but your appetite won’t let you. So what do you do?

The good news is, there is something you could do that will boost the pregnancy weight loss post-baby and you don’t even have to break a sweat–breast feeding!

So how does breast feeding boost post pregnancy weight loss?

Here it is–simply put. Your baby needs to have a certain number of calories a day in order to live and develop naturally. This is important for a healthy immune system. The mother has storage of energy in the form of fat that is needed to be converted into energy in her breast milk. So, the more and longer you breastfeed the more calories you burn feeding your baby.

How to boost post pregnancy weight loss:

Listed here are the most important steps to ensure that your breastfeeding boosts your post pregnancy weight loss.

  • Eat the way your baby has to and that is– eat something healthy every 3 to 4 hours as they do. You can match your eating with the baby’s and that will ensure you and the baby are in synch with what your body has to do. In other words, when you eat as your baby eats the right components will be stimulated in order to tell your brain to burn calories each time you breastfeed.
  • Drink at least 8 oz. of water after each feeding all the way around the clock. As much as you may not want to, it is essential because the breast milk is 50% water.
  • Don’t ignore the need for fats. When your body is craving more food even an hour after eating–this means your body needs more protein and fats. This happens when you crave carbohydrates for energy and don’t couple it with enough fats and protein. Of course it should be good fats like olive oil and avocado and anything unsaturated and fresh is great. Your proteins should come from lean meats like chicken.

These tips are a great way to boost post pregnancy weight loss the easy and healthy way. When done right, you will also have more energy and feel less fatigued as the post pregnancy weight melts off.

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