How to get into shape after a c section or cesarean section
In my opinion it’s best to wait at least 6 to 8 weeks after your C Section operation to start training to get into shape again. A c section or cesarean section is a major abdominal surgery. Not only will it be too stressful for you to do a weight loss program, but your abdominal area is tender and it’s going to be painful. Waiting for it to heal is your best option. An strenuous exercise program is not recommended too soon after surgery. Definitely get you doctor’s OK and do a postnatal health check up before you start exercising again!
General tips for losing your weight after birth easily:
- Eating healthy is very important, so implement fresh fruit and vegetables in your meals daily.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Keep your water bottle within reach all day and it will be a snap for you to stay hydrated!
Follow these 7 simple tips to achieve and maintain a healthy weight after a c section
- Try to plan your meals for the day and prepare them before baby wakes up. This makes it a lot easier to stick to your diet!
- Make time to enjoy a healthy breakfast. Eat plenty of foods rich in fiber, like oats, berries, lentils, wheat, corn and rice.
- Prepare some fruit and vegetables to snack on during the day, and keep them in eyesight always. If there’s an apple within your arm’s reach, you’re way less likely to head for the chocolate stash in the next room!
- Add a variety of wholegrain foods to your meals daily.
- Watch your portion sizes, keep them small. Exception: To save on calories without going hungry, eat more “filler” foods. These are foods that take a lot of space in your stomach so they’ll make you feel fuller earlier, yet are very low in calories. Good examples for these kinds of foods are broccoli, tomatoes, paprika, salad, and many other green and watery vegetables.
- Save calories by switching fatty salad sauces with some cottage cheese and spices. I mix some cottage cheese and yoghurt with basil, salt, and pepper and use that as my salad dressing.
- Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t stay away from cake or fast food 24/7. It’s not about perfection! It’s about eating clean 5 or 6 days a week. That is much more achievable in the long run, and will get you results if you do it consistently! Always remember that dieting is a marathon and not a sprint, so pick a pace of dieting which you can sustain for weeks and months without hating yourself every day.