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Last Updated : Oct 23,2018
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!
Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Moong soup, subtly flavoured with curry leaves and lemon juice, this moong soup is easily digestible and high on energy. Carrots and paneer increase the protein and vitamin a content making this soup a great starter to meals.
Palak Methi Muthia by Tarla Dalal
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Mut ....
Dal Pandoli by Tarla Dalal
Pandoli is a Gujarati
snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like protein
Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
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.
23 Sep 13
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 ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice) by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it.
The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
26 Mar 18
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.
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 ....
16 Jul 12
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 ....
18 Oct 10
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
27 Oct 18
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 ....
23 Sep 13
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.
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!
Watermelon is a cooling fruit, which is made even better by the addition of coconut water, which is effective in balancing the stomach ....
Subzi Kadhi ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Subzi kadhi, in my variation of the gujarati kadhi, veggies add loads of vitamins, while the low amount of ghee keeps the calorie count down. Having it with khichdi or steaming hot rice makes this a complete meal. Avoid sour curds which may not suit the new mother.
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
Fruity Sprouts Salad ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Fruity sprouts salad, rich in beneficial ingredients – papaya aids digestion, curds boost the immune system and improve skin texture. Very satiating, specially when you are on diet and restrict your food intake. It’s all in the dressing is all i can say about this crunchy and sweet salad!
Healthy Sheera ( Weigth Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Healthy sheera is loaded with nutrients - whole wheat flour, nachani and soya are three flours that are protein rich, while almonds and jaggery add iron. Since i have used only 2 tsp ghee, it is definitely guilt-free. Remember to use a non-stick pan to avoid sticking.
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
20 Aug 09
Watermelon Apple Drink ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Watermelon apple drink, cool off on hot afternoons with this refreshing, icy and nutritious drink. Iron rich watermelon and fibre rich apple help maintain good bowel function. Those keen to lose weight will relish this healthy, fruity option to sugar laden high-calorie drinks. Easily made, quickly c ....
Ami Kozhakatai ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Delicately seasoned with simple spices, this is one dish that you will relish. I have added only 1 tsp of coconut to bring down the calories, making this a sumptuous, healthy breakfast when compared to the coconut laden south indian original.
Mint and Coriander Chutney by Tarla Dalal
A mint and coriander flavoured chutney which is great for sandwich spreads. Lemon juice enhances the flavours of mint and coriander and prevents discoloration of the greens. Green chutney is probably the most favourite Indian accompaniment. Chilas tikkis, dhoklas etc. are considered incomplete wi ....
Usal ( Healthy Subzi) by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
08 Aug 18
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
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