Losing baby Weight –
Understanding the Facts
weight is usually a concern for most new mums at some point, but there is often a
misunderstanding of exactly what makes up this extra pregnancy weight.
During pregnancy a woman can expect
to gain on average between 25 – 35 pounds.
Obviously for every woman this weight gain will different, some will gain more than
The list below gives an
average breakdown of where the extra weight is from.
7.5lbs is the average weight of a
baby at birth
7lbs comes from stored fat other
4lbs is from the production of extra
4lbs is retained water and other
2lbs due to breast enlargement
2lbs from enlargement of the
2lbs amniotic fluid surrounding the
1lbs pound is the average weight of
Knowing what makes up your
weight gain during your pregnancy allows you to understand exactly how much weight you need to
lose and how much of that is likely to be stubborn body fat.
From the list above you can
see that only a small percentage of the weight gained during pregnancy is actually from body
fat. It is this fat that should be the focus of any program.
weight should be approached in a slow and methodical way.
A diet high in quality
wholesome foods and low in processed, packaged convenience meals is the ideal. The key here is
to be organized, buy and prepare foods in advance. Making larger batches of each meal and
freezing them makes things much easier at times.
Exercise should be very low
impact and not too physically demanding. Avoid any jumping or bounding activities for at least
12 weeks. Controlled resistance training can be started relatively soon after giving birth, but
use only light weights and higher repetitions, taking care not to strain, twist or
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