You should plan to return to your pre-pregnancy weight by 6 to 12 months after delivery. Most women lose half of their baby weight by 6 weeks ...


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Hey Readers! How are you doing? Feeling Healthy and Happy? Ladies, Never ever go for a diet without any planning. You should plan to return to your pre-pregnancy weight in 6-12 months. Most of you will lose half of your child weight after 6 weeks of his/her birth. A healthy diet with regular exercise will make you lose weight really early. But when you should start it? So let’s proceed to our topic then I will also touch the topics like Breast Feeding and Weight Loss, Dietician’s Tips.

How soon can you start weight-loss diet after delivery?

Right time to start weight loss after pregnancy

Don’t expect yourself to regain your previous energy in just a week. It takes some time for you to recover. Give yourself at least 6 weeks checkup before trying any weight loss diet. If you are breastfeeding weight till your baby is 2 months old and your milk supply is normal.

  • Aim for losing pound and a half in a week. You can do this by eating healthy foods and doing exercise, only after clearance from the doctor that you can do physical activities.
  • Women, who are doing lot of breastfeeding, need 500 calories more per day than normal.
  • Do not drop below required number of calories.

Breast Feeding and Weight Loss

If you are breastfeeding, you should lose weight at a slow rate. Weight loss at rapid rate result in less milk production. If you lose 650 g a week, it won’t affect your milk production. Breast feeding make your body burn calories which aids to weight loss. You will be surprised as you will lose a lot of weight during pregnancy.

Dietician’s Tips

Eating and Weight Loss

  • Do not skip meals. You may forget to eat when taking care of baby but taking out time for yourself is also important. If you will not eat, you will have no energy and hence you will not lose weight.
  • Eat 5-6 small meals having healthy snacks.
  • Eat breakfast. Energy to start your day is required so that you feel active in whole day.
  • Take time to eat. Don’t rush. It will help you to judge when your tummy is full otherwise you may overeat.
  • Choose to have low-fat dairy products.
  • Try to eat food full of protein and fiber to make you feel full. Food like carrot, apple with peanut butter or a slice of wheat toast can help.
  • Consume liquid diet 12 times in a day.
  • Keep water bottle near the area you feed baby to remember to drink water.
  • Limit beverages like soda, juices and other sugar containing beverages.
  • Choose baked food instead of fried.
  • Limit sweets, sugar, saturated fats and trans fats.

Avoid CRASH diet

Strictly avoid CRASH diet or FAD diet. You may lose lot of weight but the weight you lose will be fluids and will come back. You will gain back the same weight when you switch from CRASH diet to normal diet.

Be Realistic

You may not return to the exact shape before pregnancy. You may have softer belly, wide hips. Make our goals such that those are achievable.


A healthy diet in combination with regular exercise is best way to shed pounds of weight.” Eat less and move more”. Do not overdo any exercise as it may be harmful for you. Walking with your baby in pram is the best exercise you can do.

Dietician’s Tips

  • Go for low-calorie food.
  • Get Proper Sleep.
  • Lower your Stress Level.
  • Dance as it can help you burn calories.
  • Eat yogurt mix with fruits when you carve for sweet things.
  • Drink water before having meals. (One full glass)
  • Start cutting out fattening and unhealthy items from your food by making smart and effective choices.
  • Eat earlier. Try eating your dinner at 7:30 pm.
  • Avoid going to grocery store as you may carve for your favorite unhealthy snack.
  • Eat at home only try avoiding restaurant food.
  • Take a dress; make it your goal to fit back into it. This will keep you motivated.

Hope you loved Reading this blog. Stay tuned for more Healthy Tips. Contact for free consultation. Comment your queries. Till then be Healthy and Happy.

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All the Best.

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