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Thursday, November 14, 2013

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE OLUCHI ONWEAGBA’S BODY; GORGEOUS MUM AFTER 2

 Supermodel, Oluchi Onweagba is hot with the best body I've seen in my life. She's got gorgeous body for a mum of two! Am sure your next question will be, ‘How did she do it?' How did she get rid of those extra pounds packed on during pregnancy?






TIPS ON HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AFTER PREGNANCY
And although every new mom is eager to look like her old self again, one of the most important things to remember is to be patient with yourself.
The number one thing new mothers have to have is a certain amount of patience with their body. It took nine months to get there. It should take at least that long to get back to their fighting weight. With that in mind, bebeakinboade.com presents to you some tips to help you lose weight after pregnancy and fit back into your old jeans -- whatever their size.

WATCH CALORIES AND FAT
Say no to empty-calorie foods like sodas and chips, as well as fad diets that eliminate entire food groups. Instead, fill your diet with a variety of nutrient-rich meals containing lean protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of low-fat dairy products. Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day will keep your blood- sugar levels steady and help prevent you from over-eating. Keep in mind that if your calories are distributed throughout the day, they’re metabolized more efficiently and are less likely to be stored as fat.
And watch the juices. All the vitamin C you need for one day is in a small glass of orange juice. Any more than that and you’ll be drinking unnecessary calories.

DON'T DIET
It may sound strange, but going on an official "diet" could derail your post-pregnancy weight loss goals. Feeling deprived of your favorite foods while you're already stressed out by your new role as mom could actually cause you to gain weight.
No matter how much you want to lose weight, try not to dip below 1,800 calories a day, particularly if you are breastfeeding.
If you go back to eating healthy and eating for your hunger, most women find that the weight comes off pretty naturally," she says.
Instead of dieting, eat a well-balanced variety of foods. Keep different snacks in the house to keep you from feeling hungry and give you energy throughout the day such as apple slices, carrot sticks, and wheat crackers are all good for noshing.

LOAD UP ON SUPER FOODS
When you're a new mother, your body needs maximum nutrition, especially if you're nursing. Choose foods that are heavy in the nutrients you need and light in calories and fat. Fish is one of these "super foods" because it's packed with DHA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid that helps your newborn develop a healthy brain and nervous system. The best sources of DHA are cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna (stick to canned light tuna because albacore tends to be high in mercury).
Milk and yogurt are also super foods because they're high in the calcium you need to keep your bones strong. And don't forget the protein. Lean meat, chicken, and beans are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. They're good for you, and they'll keep you feeling full for longer.

BREASTFEED
Whether breastfeeding can actually help you lose weight is still up in the air -- some studies find that breastfeeding exclusively can help you return to your pre-baby weight faster, while others find no difference in weight loss between women who breastfeed and those who bottle feed.
What is for sure is that breastfeeding is good for your baby, boosting immunity and providing a number of other important health benefits. And nursing exclusively lets you add about an extra 300 calories a day to your diet (you can add slightly more calories if you have a really big eater or twins). Just make sure that if you do breastfeed, you don't use it as an excuse to eat whatever you want.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day prevents you from getting dehydrated. It also fills you up so that you don't eat as much, and some research has found that it may speed up your metabolism.

EXERCISE
Diet is important, but it's only one part of your post-pregnancy weight loss plan. You also need to incorporate aerobic and strength training exercises after pregnancy to burn calories and keep your muscles and bones strong.
You don't have to hit the gym to get back in shape after pregnancy -- taking a brisk walk with your baby in the stroller is enough to get your heart pumping and muscles working.
But before you start any exercise program, get your doctor's approval, especially if you had a C-section.

GET SOME SLEEP
It may seem impossible to get a full eight hours of sleep when you have a baby summoning you like clockwork throughout the night, but being sleep deprived could make it harder for you to shed the baby weight. In one study, new moms who slept five hours or less a night were more likely to hold onto their extra pregnancy weight than women who slept seven hours. When you're tired, your body releases cortisol and other stress hormones that can promote weight gain. Also when you're exhausted, you don't feel like taking good care of yourself.
Catch as many naps as you can during the day and go to bed early -- at least until your baby starts sleeping through the night.

LIFT WEIGHTS, GET STRONG
Weight training will go a long way toward speeding up your metabolism. However, instead of going to the gym or investing in a set of dumbbells, you can incorporate your baby into your routine. Hold the baby to your chest and do lunges, or do lunges behind the stroller as you walk. Or lie on your back, holding the baby above your chest, and slowly press her up toward the ceiling several times.
If you’re unsure about what you’re doing, hire a personal trainer with a certification in prenatal and postnatal fitness for a few weeks to get you on the right track.



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