A most common quote our Metanium mums share is, “I’m glad I have such an adorable baby to use for my profile picture, until I lose the weight”. It makes us laugh because it’s so true and because one by one, we’ve all been there.
Although we all wish the baby weight would just roll off in 20 minutes like in the movies, sadly in the real world that’s not how it happens. Still, it’s not something to lose sleep over as we have lots of tips and tricks to help you figure out what works best for you. Once you feel ready to start your post-baby diet, which should hopefully be a few months after giving birth, and after you’ve had the OK from your doctor, make sure you follow our top tips.
As simple as it may seem, a healthy, balanced diet is the best place to start. One thing to avoid at all costs is a crash diet! Crash dieting is eating a very low amount of calories with the aim to lose a large amount of weight quickly. Sounds great, right? Wrong, losing too much weight too quickly is always a bad idea – but even more so after giving birth. A low-calorie diet will increase your tiredness, you won’t have enough energy and with a little one to take care of, feeling more fatigued than you normally would is the last thing you need!
Although food is the main part of a healthy diet, staying hydrated is equally important. An added bonus is that it helps you burn calories (yay!) not to mention how great your skin will look as water helps get rid of toxins.