As soon as you give birth to your baby, there are lots of things which have to be taken care of. The new baby has to be fed in time, hygiene of baby and yourself has to be maintained, giving a gap between two offspring takes a priority. Along with these, losing the weight which you have gained during pregnancy also bothers you. Losing weight after pregnancy is a very big task. A delicate balance has to be maintained with diet and exercise since your welfare is directly tied with that of your infant.
If you had a normal weight before pregnancy and gained 10-12 kgs during pregnancy then you can lose these extra fat within few months. But if you are overweight before pregnancy and put on some more weight during pregnancy, then it takes a very long time to get back to a healthy weight.
The weight gained during pregnancy has to be lost quickly or else it becomes very difficult to lose those extra pounds in later stages of life. This weight loss should be slow and progressive. Since it has taken nine months for this fat to get accumulated, you should take at least 10-12 months to lose it.
How to lose post pregnancy weight with ayurvedic methods:
Texts of Ayurveda advice healthy methods to maintain good health and also to lose weight after pregnancy. After delivery, all the three balancing forces of body (tridoshas) will be vitiated. The first step is to bring back these vitiated doshas to normalcy.
Ayurvedic physicians advice the following routine for the first three months of your post-pregnancy weight-loss spree
Take 4-5 cloves of garlic and boil them in a glass of milk. Do not add sugar. Consume this milk twice daily after breakfast and dinner.
Take 3 parts of jeera 1 part of pepper and ½ part of ajwain. Fry these separately with little ghee. Mix all these spices and powder them in a blender. Store this spice mix in an airtight jar. ½ tea spoon of this mix has to be consumed with a serving spoon of hot rice, ½ tea spoon ghee and little salt during lunch and dinner. Avoid using pepper and ajwain if you have haemorrhoids or constipation problem.
After three months of recuperation, simple non strenuous exercises like walking (Read Benefits of Daily Brisk Walking ), yogasanas and light weight lifting can be performed for 45 minutes daily. Other than these daily house hold works or office works can be attended to. Warm water with lemon and honey ( Read Do Lemon And Honey Reduce Body Fat ? ) has to be consumed first thing in morning. This effectively detoxifies body and boosts fat burning. Continue using the jeera, pepper and ajwain mix in salads and smoothies. Watch your calories and consume nutritious food. Make it a habit to eat a fistful of dry fruits like almonds , figs , raisins and walnuts in mid-morning (at 11 am), which help in supplying vital vitamins and minerals. Fruits like watermelon, pomegranate , apple, sweet lime, orange etc are less in calories. These can be easily added to your diet. Cooked pulses, egg white, lean meat and fish also provide good amount of protein. Take your dinner before 8.00PM.
Best diet and good exercises will help in a long way to lose post pregnancy weight. Patience and perseverance is the mantra. Your efforts will definitely yield good results. You’ll be more beautiful, graceful and a glowing mommy. Remember : Happy mommy = Happy baby.
Author: Dr.Savitha Suri , Consultant Ayurvedic Physician
Dr.Savitha Suri is an ayurvedic Consultant Physician. She has an experience of 26 years in the field of ayurveda. The content is copyrighted to Dr.Savitha Suri and may not be reproduced on other websites. You can contact her for free online ayurvedic consultations at [email protected]
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