How to lose weight after childbirth nursing mother - helpful tips for each

December 9th, 2014

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 how to lose weight after childbirth nursing mother
 How to lose weight after childbirth nursing mother? Of course, it is by no means impossible to sit on a strict diet, but it can and should begin as soon as possible take measures to get rid of the extra kilos. It is not only in the beauty of the body, although it plays an important role in a woman's life. Much more important is the fact that slender body without excess weight - is the health and the energy that you need for many years: to look after the baby, play with him, help him develop, not too tired from the high activity of the baby.

Eating habits that a woman will develop in the first six months after birth, can become the basis for a healthier way of life for many years.

A woman's body for a normal recovery after childbirth is necessary every day to get enough vitamins and minerals. Moreover, with the advent of the child the woman takes more strength to cope with the new responsibilities of mothers and good nutrition is essential to replenish energy. If a woman, besides, breast-feeding, the nutrients it receives from food, will determine not only her own health but the health of the child.


Consider your needs

Breastfeeding women need an average of 2200-2400 calories per day. Women who, in addition to child care themselves perform virtually all the housework, the need for calories higher than in those who received help from family members and therefore caloric their diet may be higher, but in any case it is not exceed 2800-3000 kcal. Moreover, a woman needs to 1300 mg of calcium, 280 mcg of folic acid, 15 mg iron, 65 g protein and 95 mg of vitamin C per day. All of these substances are essential not only for the child but for the mother. Thus, folic acid Folic acid - the value is hard to overestimate  Folic acid - the value is hard to overestimate
   important for future pregnancies, vitamin D and calcium are important in the formation and maintenance of bone and muscle tissue, it helps with iron deficiency anemia Anemia - when you do not have enough blood  Anemia - when you do not have enough blood
 Vitamin C stimulates the absorption of iron, and a protein required for the formation and recovery of various body tissues.

When a child will move to solid foods, and his need for milk to fall, gradually reduce the number of calories consumed; to the point where you stop to feed your baby, caloric intake should be from 1900 to 2200 kcal.


Gather useful snacks

What for? The young mothers often lack the time and / or forces in the cooking, and she just eats what comes their way, and that is ready to eat. If you want to lose weight in your best interest that you do not come across the arm chips, cookies, or candy bars, but something less calories and more useful. Some useful options snacking: low-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, low-fat, oatmeal noodles, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, whole grain bread, fruits, vegetables, and so on. In short, choose products, which include the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber and, if possible, avoid the so-called empty calories.

If you do not have time to go shopping, ask relatives or friends from time to time for you to buy everything you need, or via the Internet to buy products for home delivery - if your city has a chance.


Eat often, eat enough

Ideally, you need every day to eat three main meals and two or three snacks. Be sure to include in the diet of useful sources of protein - fish, chicken, cheese, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Frequent meals are important, because, firstly, when a woman breastfeeds, her body must constantly act calories, so it can produce enough milk. In addition, people who eat frequently easier to control your appetite and not overeat than those who sit at the table only when they will have a strong sense of hunger. At the same time, a nursing mother should have sufficient load and fill - if it will continue to feel hunger, to cope with its many responsibilities it will be more difficult.

In addition, it is important to drink plenty of water. It is necessary for recovery and production of milk and, in addition, it helps to keep you feeling full longer.


Eat more fiber and liquids

Constipation - a common problem among women who have recently become mothers. To avoid them, you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day and eat enough fiber. In addition to water, good sources of essential nursing women are liquid milk (if you need to lose weight, choose skim milk or 1% milk fat concentration), and fresh fruit juices.

The main sources of fiber in your diet should be fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains; You can also eat bran, for example, add them to yogurt, cottage cheese, yogurt or pastries.

Fluids and fiber not only help to cope with constipation Constipation - Watch out for food  Constipation - Watch out for food
 But also improve digestion and thus contribute to the reduction of weight.

Treatment of anorexia: from psychotherapy to hospital

November 30, 2011

 Anorexia nervosa: treatment
 Treat Anorexia is not easy, but to help some patients is particularly difficult. The disease is very insidious and affects not only the body but also the mind of patients, so often they flatly refuse, first, to recognize that they are ill, and secondly, to take any steps to recover (what treatment, if there is no disease ?). Often patients so long refused to see a doctor that they are brought to the hospital in critical condition.

The problem is that, even in extreme exhaustion, patients do not realize that with them that something is wrong. Moreover, they continue to regard themselves as fat, and do not even think to stop the diet. If you notice that your loved one because of anorexia is close to exhaustion, call your doctor immediately.

Once the patient is stabilized (it sought, including by means of power through an IV), begins the healing process, which can take a very long time. Many are being treated for anorexia for years, from time to time experiencing failures. This is not fair; at least until the patient wants to be cured, his chances of recovery are quite large.

 Treatment of anorexia: from psychotherapy to hospital


After establishing a trusting relationship with the patient the therapist focuses on several aspects. Perception of own body - one of the major challenges to be faced in the treatment of anorexia. The patient obsessed with their appearance and weight, his judgment of them are far from objective, he really afraid of overweight, and because this is what he should do doctors feel a lot of stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis

We need to help the patient understand what is a healthy body weight, and why it should be supported. But much more important to teach him to treat himself so that his self-esteem does not depend on how much it weighs, how much it is thin or skinny.

 Treatment of anorexia: from psychotherapy to hospital

Let's go back to childhood

The negative perception of itself is often caused experienced in childhood traumatic events. A person may develop a fixation on his body and weight, if, for example, parents often told him he was too fat, or if he was teased at school. Actual weight at the same time does not matter - this experience can equally affect and in humans with obesity and is one of excess weight is not in sight. Sometimes a family therapy, especially if ill anorexic teenager. It helps to have more trust in the adolescent parents, and parents - to better understand their child.

Group therapy is also very effective as it allows patients to see that they are not alone faced with such a problem. It is important that patients with anorexia nervosa have been treated in a friendly, warm atmosphere, where no one could criticize their behavior or appearance, and thus may cause a relapse.

 Treatment of anorexia: from psychotherapy to hospital


Make a decision to hospitalize the patient himself, in most cases can not, and we have to do a close, when they see that the condition becomes critical. It is a difficult decision, but in any case it is much better than to let a man die of hunger - and this is what can happen, because he does not understand the danger exposes himself and force feed him you will not succeed.

Keep in mind that when a patient sees that you are seriously going to send him to the hospital, he can start to say that he prefers alternative methods of treatment, it's better than letting the doctors themselves crammed chemistry, etc. Anoreksiki zealously defend their mania and can be very convincing, but you shall in no case should not succumb to the entreaties. Alternative methods for the treatment of anorexia were used more than once - and to no avail.

 Treatment of anorexia: from psychotherapy to hospital

What doctors?

At the hospital, doctors first task - to prevent further deterioration of the patient. Then, it will use the various therapies. Typically, patients with anorexia is discharged from the hospital only when professionals manage to make them comfortable with your body and food, that is, when patients no longer pose a risk to themselves.

In the treatment of anorexia nervosa can be very effective antidepressants, such as amitriptyline Amitriptyline - helps with strong depression  Amitriptyline - helps with strong depression
 . Chlorpromazine helps with obsessive-compulsive disorder, increased anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
   and excitability.

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