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Last Updated : Dec 26,2017
WHY IS WEIGHT LOSS AFTER PREGNANCY IMPORTANT?
Weight loss after pregnancy is essential to reduce the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life. In fact, women who become overweight during pregnancy and are unable to shed off excess fat within a period of six months after the delivery, have an elevated risk of becoming obese a decade later.
WHEN SHOULD THE POSTPARTUM WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM BE STARTED?
Once the baby has been delivered, the top priority for most of the mothers is to get back their pre-pregnancy shape and get into their old clothes. However, one should not start a weight loss program immediately after pregnancy. Since the baby is breastfeeding, you cannot compromise on your food intake by cutting down on your diet, nor can you immediately start off on rigorous exercise. The weight loss program must begin in a slow and phased manner – simple exercises initially, followed by rigorous work-outs much later, once the baby is weaned. Adequate nutrition is essential all along, and cannot be compromised at any time.
It’s preferable to start a weight loss program only after 6 weeks. Those who have had a caesarean section must wait until 8 weeks till they have recovered from the surgery to embark upon a weight loss program. The pattern of weight loss after pregnancy varies with each mother but the greatest amount of weight loss occurs in the first 3 months postpartum and then continues at a slow and steady rate until 6 months postpartum.
It’s common to put on or retain the pregnancy weight. Disheartenment and guilt at not being able to lose weight is common. But, where it took 9 months to gain weight, it is natural that another 9 months would be needed to lose it. Patience therefore is the key to keep going!
02 Jul 18
Dal Pandoli by Tarla Dalal
Pandoli is a Gujarati
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Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
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Sprouts and Vegetable Salad ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Sprouts and vegetable salad, keep yourself satiated and full with this salad with a winning combination of sprouts and veggies. Sprouts are rich in iron and vitamin b-complex, making this a great weight loss salad. I’ve kept the preparation simple by adding coriander, lemon juice and pepper.
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Soya Bhurji ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Soya bhurji, quickly made, this subzi uses fibre-rich soya granules that are well-known for their weight loss properties. The onion-tomato-garlic masala adds oodles of taste. Enjoy with hot rotis and cold curd!
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Nachni and Onion Roti by Tarla Dalal
Many consider red millet as an ideal food not just for elders but for growing kids too. It has a very balanced set of nutrients, and if prepared well it is very tasty too! the nachni and onion roti is an intelligent way of incorporating ragi in your diet in a way that appeals to all. Flavoured aptly ....
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Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice) by Tarla Dalal
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Paneer Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Fresh paneer together with chopped coriander and green chillies, rolled in flour and shallow- fried to perfection – ah, no wonder the paneer tikki is such a popular snack! this version is made even more irresistible with a rich dry fruit stuffing that complements the soft paneer very well.
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Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
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Pumpkin Dry Vegetable by Tarla Dalal
Pumpkin is a wonder vegetable – but sadly, its health benefits are not known to many. Red pumpkin contains a horde of valuable nutrients like fiber, folic acid and vitamin A
, while also being low in calories.
That makes it doubly desirable! L ....
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Panchmel Dal by Tarla Dalal
Here, a wholesome combo of five dals is flavoured with a special masala water and whole spices as well! Not only the flavours of the spices, but the flavours of the assorted dals are also discernable in this delightful dish. Dissolving the spice powders in water before sautéing them ensures that the ....
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Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the ....
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Spinach and Mint Soup by Tarla Dalal
Soup, with a lovely taste and consistency. This soup is brimful of the goodness of spinach and spring onion greens, not to forget a dash of coriander and mint. The nutmeg and black pepper not only spike up the flavour, they also bring in their healing properties—making this a true herbal delight.
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Watermelon and Coconut Water Drink by Tarla Dalal
The innovative combination of watermelon and coconut water gives you a refreshing drink, which tickles the palate and seems to rejuvenate every cell in the body!
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