5 QUICK WAYS TO GET INTO SHAPE POST PREGNANCY

5 QUICK WAYS TO GET INTO SHAPE POST PREGNANCY
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Motherhood is the start of new phase of life. It is filled with joys, new adventures and its own set of hurdles. One of the biggest challenge faced by a new mom is about getting back into shape. We all aspire to be the New Age mom who is fit, smart and can manage it all. This Herculean task of post pregnancy shaping up can be made easier by following just few essential steps .

1. SAY NO TO STRESS
Its easier said than done. We need to focus on the new life that we got into this world. We’ve waited nine months and now the bundle of joy is in front of us in bone and flesh. Its time to give up all the worries and enjoy this new phase of life. Stress elevates the cortisol level, leading to water retention which makes weight loss more difficult.

2. BREASTFEEDING
Exclusive breastfeeding allows you to burn additional 300 calories per day. When you breast-feed, you use fat cells stored in your body during pregnancy — along with calories from your diet — to fuel your milk production and feed your baby.

3. EAT SMALL PORTIONS
Eating nutritionally dense meal spread evenly throughout the day is very important to increase your metabolic rate. Studies show that consuming small portions every 2 hours promotes fat burning. Add fibre rich food, superfood like curd which are rich in calcium and eradicate refined carbohydrates like cakes, pastries, burgers etc. 

4. BODY FIRMING YOGA
Basic yoga stretches are very important to kick start the body toning up. Bridge pose, cat pose, dog pose, triangle pose etc help in tightening of the muscles and skin. Planks are another very good way to speed up the process. Patience is the key here; it takes around 6 months to completely bounce back to your pre pregnancy weight.

5. PROTEIN RICH DIET
A balanced protein rich diet comprising of eggs, sattu, lean meat, fish, beans and daal is very important for muscle regeneration. Protein rich diet plays a pivotal role in post pregnancy toning up.

BE A SUPER MOMMY!!!!

About the Author

Mrs Anu Arora is a certified yoga guru and post pregnancy fitness Expert. She is actively involved in the fitness industry from the last 15 years.  She regularly conducts live sessions and makes inspirational videos for her viewers. She writes several blog posts on fitness and emerging obesity pandemic and the solutions on the same on www.aloemaa.com