Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy

by Medindia Content Team on  July 19, 2007 at 11:40 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy
A combination of dieting and exercise is a more effective way of losing weight after pregnancy than dieting alone.

Women naturally gain weight during pregnancy and many gradually lose it afterwards, but some women find it difficult to lose this additional weight. This retained body weight may be one factor that contributes to obesity among women. Many women are keen to find ways of returning to, and maintaining, pre-pregnant weights, and there is plenty of competing advice on offer.

By studying data from six different trials that involved a total of 245 women, a group of Cochrane Researchers found that women who did exercise did not lose significantly more than women who have a standard post-natal lifestyle. However, women who combined exercise and dieting did lose more weight than those with normal care.

Returning to body weight gradually after giving birth seems to be important, because women who regain their pre-pregnancy weight within six months have a lower risk of being overweight ten years later.

"As well as helping reduce body weight, exercise has the added advantage of improving the women's cardiovascular fitness and preserves fat-free mass - dieting alone reduces fat-free mass," says Amanda Amorim, an epidemiologist working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Source: Eurekalert

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hi i am 30 years old. i have gained weight after giving birth to my baby. my baby is now 7months old...after 6 month my baby stoped my feed.after this m try to do some deiting n walk but there is no can u please give me diet chat and some excercise to lose my and hips and belly.
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jacque09 Wednesday, September 23, 2009
hi im 24 yrs.i hv just given birth of my baby.its just 1 i want to reduce my weight vry soon.give me suggetions of proper dieting & now 73 kgs,want to be of 54 kgs.
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jacque09 Tuesday, September 22, 2009
hi i am 24yrs old ,i had a 3 mnths baby, now i want to reduce my weight now iam 66 kgs and i want 2 b 55..plz give me some suggestions
pavi.pv Friday, July 17, 2009
hi i'm 27yrs old, i had a baby boy who is 4 mnths old. i had gained a lot weight after pregnancy. though i had gained weight before pregnancy also. right now i'm 80 kg, n wants to reduce to 60 kg. my height is 5'6". i had concieved at 73 kg. kindly help me out by providing such diet chat which will not effect my baby's diet as i brestfeed, b'coz this excess weight doesnt allow me to be energetic n makes me feel very lazy all the time.
shikha6782 Thursday, June 4, 2009
Insightful piece, thanks a lot!
guest Wednesday, February 17, 2010
please give suggestion how to reduced weight after delivery.
With proper diet.

uttara Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Please how to reduced my excess weight after preganancy ?
Tell me perfact diet & excerise chart

Bapat Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I had a baby about 9 months ago and right now im in really good shape. All thanks to constant work out and a healthy diet! Not only that, i've been using these Lytess slimming leggings from fitandsharp.

They have some active ingredients that have helped me fit into my favourite outfits and at the same time, to lose additional inches from my hips and thighs! its been 3 months and I feel more confident and motivated than ever!
To all moms out there trying to lose all the baby weight,I highly recommend it! =)

betty_penn Thursday, April 2, 2009

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