One of the most memorable times for women is pregnancy. There is so much going on and at the end a beautiful life is began. Simply, amazing. This is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. Many women can just seem to have babies and never have weight problems. While others, you know, have to watch their diet. Of course, we have to exercise and we should relax and recovery with massage chair therapy.
One reality that pregnant women must face is that they naturally gain weight during pregnancy. Many women find that after their pregnancy that they may have more weight than they wanted. This can be caused by the body retaining more fluid. Usually retained fluids will be lost within the first three weeks after giving birth. You may notice more sweating than usual and more frequent trips to the bathroom.
However, you need to prepare yourself for the worst case scenario. Understand why you have this additional weight gain. Also realize that it is only temporary. This is necessary for your emotional well-being. It can be conquered and you will lose the extra weight with hard work, perseverance, and an iron will.
Is anyone not giving advice about losing weight? You can find many suggestions, but like anything, it starts with the basics. We have heard them all before. You will hear them again. Diet. Exercise. Massage Therapy. Write them down and memorize them, because you will see them again.
Start with your diet. Do you eat fresh or processed foods? Be real and honest. The diet is a function of budget and cooking experience. You can either afford to buy prepared healthy foods or make them yourself. Find a way to incorporate FRESH food. These are the ones that are not frozen. Use fresh meats like chicken and fish and make with vegetables. Get an indoor Grill instead of deep frying.
When you are out and having to face fast food choices, keep in mind that sodium is your enemy. Sodium or salt naturally helps you retain and maintain your water levels. During pregnancy, you normally build up more weight and a large part of this is water weight. Lower your intake of salt and you will also lose water weight. Go for bottled water over drinks with high sugar amounts. Avoid soda and many juice products.
Exercise is always an important part of the equation. How fast or slow you burn energy can help or hinder weight loss. Always consult with your doctor as to what types of exercise and when exercise is appropriate for you. But start with simple things like taking baby for a walk. You get to push the stroller and baby gets to see the world.
Did you know that breastfeeding is a dieters dream? Breast feeding can wipe out up to 500 calories a day when you breastfeed. If you do breastfeed, you must make sure that you are getting adequate nutrition during this time. Discuss this with your physician and find out how you can lose weight while breastfeeding.
Over the ages, massage treatments have been used to help the body recover and heal. Diet and exercise are incomplete without the healing cycle. After pregnancy, now the baby’s schedule dictates when things are done. Taking time out to get a quick massage is near impossible without a massage chair. Let your body recover and relieved with massage chair therapy. Remember, tomorrow you can do it all over again.
Stepping on the scale after pregnancy can be very intimidating and you may be very hesitant. Ease up on yourself and remember what your body has been through. You have just given life and your body was stretched to the max. Since the pregnancy process occurred over a 9-month period of time, allow yourself at least 9 months to get yourself back into shape again.
Pregnancy is a wonderful experience and the greatest gift of life. As with all important health issues, speak with your medical doctor about what is right for you. Weight loss is important, but make sure you get the doc’s blessing on what you do. Find out how diet, exercise and massage chair therapy can help you find that new balance.