How Fast Will I Lose The Weight I Gained During Pregnancy?

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bit of time to loserepparttar weight you gained during pregnancy. It did after all take you nine months to put that weight on! Many women have successfully lost weigh however, in just a few short months after a delivery. Some women will hang on torepparttar 139864 last few pounds they have to lose until they stop breastfeeding. Your body may want to cling to a few extra pounds to ensure you have enough energy to provide adequate milk forrepparttar 139865 baby. Every woman’s experience is unique with respect to this.

The good news is that with a solid nutritional program and with moderate exercise, you can expect to loserepparttar 139866 weight you gained during pregnancy within a reasonable time frame.

Most women will be back to their pre pregnancy weight within nine months of delivering IF they follow a regular exercise program and eat healthily after delivery. That said some women will lose their pregnancy weight in as little as six to twelve weeks!

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Postpartum Exercise - Abdominals And Other Exercises

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Pelvic Tilt This is a great exercise for toning and strengtheningrepparttar stomach, and can be started shortly after delivery.

- Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat onrepparttar 139863 floor.

- Inhale while allowing your abdomen to expand.

- Upon exhaling lift your tailbone toward your belly button, while keeping your hips onrepparttar 139864 floor.

- Atrepparttar 139865 very top ofrepparttar 139866 tilt squeeze and tighten your buttocks for five seconds, then slowly release.

- Repeat.

Standing Pelvic Tilts A variation ofrepparttar 139867 traditional pelvic tilt, you can accomplish this exercise anywhere even onrepparttar 139868 go!

- Stand with your knees bend and legs hip-width apart.

- Place your hands on your upper thighs while resting your upper body weight on your arms.

- Stick your buttocks out just enough to flatten your back.

- Inhale, and then as you exhale pull your pubic bone toward your navel, pointingrepparttar 139869 tailbone downward.

- Repeat to a flat back position.

Head Lifts Consider this exercise a sort of ‘mini’ crunch that you can try if your abdomen is still healing fromrepparttar 139870 trauma of birth.

- Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat onrepparttar 139871 floor.

- Be sure your back is pressed torepparttar 139872 floor.

- Lift your head offrepparttar 139873 floor and bring your chin toward your chest.

- Hold this position and then return to start.

Seated Lat Rows This exercise actually works to tonerepparttar 139874 upper arms and back. It is important that you establish balance in your exercise routine. By working out your back muscles in particular, you’ll provide extra support for your abdomen. For this exercise you’ll need either two light dumbbells or milk containers filled with water.

- Sit onrepparttar 139875 edge of a chair.

- Bend knees and keep feet flat on floor.

- Place dumbbells or milk cartons by your feet.

- Bend forward and bring your chest to your thighs, while keeping your back flat.

- Hold one milk carton or dumbbell in each hand, allowing arms to hang down with palms facing one another.

- Bend your elbows and bring them up toward your shoulders.

Straighten arms, repeat 5-10 times.

Push – Ups Push ups can be done at any time, even duringrepparttar 139876 first couple of weeks if you are feeling strong enough. Push ups are a great way to help strengthen your upper body, which will need to be strong to carry baby around.

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