The corona virus pandemic has ensured that people are staying in their homes. They do not have the option of going out or socializing. Staying at home and working from home means people are getting lazy and not exercising as much as they need to do. Along with the sedentary lifestyle, people are snacking more too.
Women who are trying to lose weight post pregnancy are finding it difficult because of the lockdown. And their cravings are also more, and if they do not control their intake, you are going to find them gaining a lot of weight.
But there is a solution to this problem. You can lose weight amidst lockdown and given below are a few tips to ensure that it happens:
Overeating or binge eating is the main cause of weight gain along with a sedentary lifestyle. When you are at home in lockdown, you can be tempted to eat more than you usually do. This can lead to weight gain and considerable weight gain at that.
All your attempts at losing the weight you gained after child birth would have gone to waste. If you do not want this then make sure that you do not over eat.
Adhere to your meal prep. Make sure that you are eating the right portions. If you feel like snacking, eat fruits or raw vegetables in between meals, a cheat snack once in a while is fine, do not make it a habit.
This one step will ensure your fight against weight gain.
Many of my friends who are regular at gyms are not exercising at all.
I spoke to a number of them and the reason they are not exercising seems to be lack of motivation.
I do not agree to this at all. Are we trying to lose weight to impress others? I surely am not doing it for that. My reason for losing weight is me. I am trying to impress myself. I want to look and feel good. I want to be in the best shape of my life. I want to shed the additional pounds and I will motivate myself.
My motivation is not looking at my friends and acquaintances in the gym, my motivation is me.
If you have the same drive and determination you will self-motivated to lose weight on your own without anyone’s prodding or without looking at others weight loss achievements.
There are many ways to exercise at home, you do not need any new equipment, you can use the things at your home to exercise or you can just use your own body weight.
YouTube has innumerable videos which can help a person lose weight. You just need to search for weight loss post pregnancy and you will find a number of videos that show the exercises that can be done. You just need to follow them and you will lose weight if you do it on a consistent basis.
If you do not want to do exercises, you can search for dance videos to lose weight post pregnancy and you will get a list of videos.
You can just dance your weight away by following the dance steps. Again consistency is the key.
You can also try zumba, aerobics, pilates and much more too.
If motivation is the problem, you can follow the blogs of celebrities who have reduced weight post pregnancy.
They detail the steps they took and you can also learn from them. You can also visit other blogs like Prorganiq Blog and learn about losing weight in a healthy manner, learn about the foods that help in reducing weight, learn about the many weight loss supplements that can assist you in your endeavour to lose weight.
Drinking the right amount of water per day is essential for weight loss. Many of us do not intake the necessary amount of water and this means we do not lose weight even after exercising and cutting calories.
A study found that people with higher body mass index tend to be dehydrated because they consume less water.
If you weigh 200 pounds, you should divide it by half, i.e., 100 pounds, each pound would be one ounce, which means you should drink 100 ounces of water every day. The right amount of water will ensure you lose weight in a healthy way.
Everyone knows about the advantages of sleep. Sleeping 7-8 hours every day is essential for losing weight post pregnancy.
You may feel like sleeping more, you can do that once in a while but do not sleep less than 7 hours.
Take short power naps in the day if you are feeling tired but do not sleep because you are in lockdown and you can sleep to while the time. After strenuous exercise your body needs sleep, so give what your body wants.