I want to know how to loose weight after having given birth?

I am 1.65cm long and used to weigh 65kg or less, however after pregnancy I became 75kg. I used to be fit and able to do anything, run and walk without any problem, but now I can't really becoz I get back pain, knee pain, run out of breath, laziness and more things. This additional 10kg and things happening to me are really depressing me and making me hate myself and my body and always think that I am never going to be able to get my body the way it was. Please help me out to feel better about myself and become confident again.

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  • First of all, congratulations on the birth of your baby. It's quite normal to put on some weight when you are pregnant, so don't beat yourself up about it. Some of your negative feelings may be caused by your hormones and lack of sleep. Looking after a baby is very tiring and takes a lot of energy, which means you need to be eating enough good food, and any weight lose should be very gradual. You will get fit again but you need to give yourself time.

    I don't know how old your baby is, my daughter had her first baby about 4 months ago and also needs to lose weight. She wants to get back to making and eating fresh food, but at the moment if she can only manage to put a pizza in the microwave that's ok. As the baby becomes less demanding she will have more time to plan and cook meals.

    Take time to enjoy your baby. Find other mums to spend time with. Going for a walk with the pram will get you out of the house and give you exercise. Having a baby is wonderful but it's a big change for body and mind. Good luck Zanoebaa, take care of yourself.

  • Hi Penel

    Thank you for all your advise. I am enjoying my time with my baby and we are soon going to the university together so we will be having a lot of fun. And i think about my weight I have to wait and try to cut sugary staff and see how things go.

    Thank you.

    Zanoebaa

  • Hi zanoebaa

    I'm in a similar situation - I'm about 1.60m tall with a weight after pregnancy 73kg. I'd love to come back to my 63 kg but I find it really difficult. My baby will be 5 months old soon. Every time I try to cut calories down I find myself very exhausted, I don't have energy to look after the baby and play with him as much as I'd like to. I also experience back pain + low mood because of the way I look now. I've seen a friend recently - she told me it took her about a year to 'get over' after pregnancy - I should be probably more patient and enjoy time with the baby now. I plan to start this 12-weeks NHS weight loss plan soon, I hope it will be something for me!!! I keep fingers crossed for you - don't worry - you're not alone!!!!:D Take care Joanna

  • Hi joanna

    My baby is turning 5months too. One year is really long, I am not a very patient person but I hope I will get back my old weight becoz I miss it a lot. Thank you for your advise and for understanding. I wish you all the best with you NHS plan :)

    zanoebaa

  • That old you is never coming back - but a new you that you really like certainly can. And remember, your baby thinks you are the most beautiful thing ever.

    It may be worth having a chat to your GP or health visitor. Your aches and pains may not be due to having an extra 10 kilos on board.

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