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Post pregnancy diet is much different from what women eat during pregnancy. It, in fact, resembles a mild weight loss program, especially for women who have put on oodles of weight during pregnancy. Post pregnancy diet goes hand in hand with 'thermogenics'. Let us understand the latter term first and then know the foods to include and avoid in our post pregnancy diet. Some Things To Know About For Post Pregnancy Diet When we eat food, our body either stores the fat or burns it to release energy. We use this energy to perform daily chores [basal metabolic rate]. This energy has another function; it also processes the food that we eat. This is what is called as thermogenics. Protein has the highest thermic value of all the constituents of food, which means that a protein rich meal will require more energy to process than a meal that has high carbohydrates or fats. You would now obviously know what type of foods you should eat. Yes, foods that have a high thermic value. Insulin, a hormone also plays an important to play in post pregnancy diet. When insulin is more in the body, there are fluctuations in blood sugar and these results in more fat storage. A well planned pregnancy diet can control the secretion of insulin post pregnancy. Besides the above, you can also include the following as a part of your post pregnancy diet regime:

Eat small meals 5-6 times in a day. Take fruits that are low in GI content. Take mid-morning snacks. Avoid sweets and sugars as far as possible. Do not take supplement pills without consulting your doctor first. And of course, read as much as you can to be well informed about the foods you should include in your post pregnancy diet.


What's more, you should know which foods to eat and which ones to avoid. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Avoid starchy foods like pasta; instead consume fibrous foods like wholegrain bread and cereals. They have high proteins. Dairy foods will give you the essential calcium. Water is also essential, so drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday. You would obviously like to know which foods to avoid as well: Do not eat Tuna as it has high levels of mercury. Control your liking for foods rich in fat and sugar. And last but not the least, avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages. Remember what you eat after pregnancy, your infant also has through your milk! So visit a dietician to know the portion sizes and number of servings that you should take of the different food groups. Eat a variety of foods to give flavor to your breast milk. Remember, each type of food you eat will also give your baby the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and calcium necessary for her healthy growth. Of course, you might want to go on a diet as soon as possible, to lose all that bulky weight, but wait just yet, once you stop breastfeeding, you will automatically lose a few pounds and if your doctor gives you a 'go ahead' to diet, you would lose the rest as well.

Post pregnancy diet is what you eat after pregnancy. Your pregnancy diet after delivery should be meticulously planned well, with a few precautions and doctor's suggestions. Take care that you have one for yourself as well, if you are a new mother, else you will be battling with weight during pregnancy even after pregnancy. For more information visit pregnancy week by week.

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