Your body needs time to recover from having your baby. So your practitioner won’t recommend that you go on a diet or start exercising straight after you’ve given birth. Normally, after four to six weeks you can start with some light exercise.
My experience says when your baby is around four to five months start with your goal and give it a time period of six months to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. If you have gained very less then its an altogether different story but if the weight gain is more than 15kgs you will need around five months to lose them. I am considering all the factors when I say around five months.
Let’s understand the right time to start this journey, below are a few questions which you need to ask yourself before starting the journey.
- Is your body ready, when means no pain around your stitches and you don’t feel week?
- Check if you don’t have any swellings around your breast or abdomen.
- Make sure you don’t get your stitches stretch.
- Are you getting proper sleep? Which means during nappy change and feeding duties are you getting enough sleep to start a new journey?
- How important is weight loss for you? Which means are you thinking a lot about it or you are feeling ashamed of your body or you don’t want to buy new clothes?
- Are you breastfeeding? If yes, you are already burning few extra calories and if you feel week then give weight loss a second thought.
- Do you have help or support?
Better will be to check with your doctor but normally after 6 weeks, our body gets ready to start with some exercise.