When a woman is pregnant, it is inevitable that she will gain weight. It is a mark of good health for an expectant mother to gain weight. This is because of the growing bay in the womb. Lack of weight gain has negative implications, key among them being that the baby is not developing, as it should be. While the society is quite forgiving on weight gain during pregnancy, this forgiveness does not extend after the woman has given birth. You should therefore be in a position to know how to employ losing weight after pregnancy strategies in order to attain your health goals. Its not only you now One of the most important things to remember is that you are no longer feeding just for yourself after giving birth. Unless advised by your doctor, it is important to exclusively breastfeed your baby during the first 6 months of its life. You need to be careful to employ weight loss strategies that will not harm you or your baby. Before you embark on any weight loss plan, you need to get permission to proceed from your doctor. If you had a natural childbirth, it may take you an average of two months to recover. A caesarean section on the other hand, may require you to take a little more time before embarking on any weight loss program. Breastfeeding is essential Breastfeeding is the first step to weight loss. This activity stimulates hormones that cause the contraction of the muscles in the womb thus enabling it to return to its original size and shape. If you are lucky, this may be the only thing you need to do in order to go back to your original size. After getting permission to proceed with your weight loss program, you need to take it easy in the first few months. You may proceed to begin walking for about half an hour everyday at a pace you are comfortable with. Giving your body time to recover is essential to your overall health since it will prevent any post birth ruptures or bleeding from occurring. If you feel up to it, then you may start doing light household chores. Take it easy You need to embark on your core weight loss program with an abundance of caution. Remember that it took you 9 months to get you to the weight you are now and it may take up to a year to lose all of it. Water is your friend in your quest to lose weight. Not only will it keep you from being dehydrated as you continue breastfeeding, but it will enhance your metabolism. An enhanced metabolism leads to faster fat burning and...