Many people struggle to shed their post-pregnancy weight and with all the misleading diets out there, it is hard to know what will actually work for you.
 
The one thing that you have to keep in mind is that you do not have to starve yourself to lose weight. As long as your body is burning calories, you can eat as much as you’d like – considering it’s all ‘good’ food.
 
When your body uses more calories than it’s taking in, you will start to lose weight. This means that even the smallest decrease in calories and exercise can help you achieve your goals.
Here are more healthy methods that you can use to shed those unwanted pounds:
 
Sleep more
It’s the dream, isn’t it? Research shows that those who are sleep deprived start the day with less energy and therefore, don’t do as much during the day, which means they use fewer calories.
 
Eat organic
Studies found that pesticides found in a lot of non-organic foods end up being stored in fat cells. They also make it harder to burn off fat so if eating organic foods may be a way to lose weight quicker.
 
Eat more iron
Some people don’t know this, but iron helps carry oxygen to your muscles, which makes burning off fat a lot easier.
 
Stay active
Even as little as 15 minutes a day can make a difference to your body. You can add challenges gradually but don’t overdo it, especially if you don’t feel 100% well after giving birth.
 
Don’t skip breakfast
It’s always good to get those calories in earlier in the day. So the next time you’re getting your little one ready for the crèche, try to sneak in a smoothie for yourself - it’ll make all the difference.
 
Remember that starving yourself is actually counterproductive because not having all the right nutrients in your body means you won’t be energised enough to exercise. Take your little one for a walk in the buggy –it all counts.

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