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Post Pregnancy Weight Control

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-04-2007

All women tend to gain weight during pregnancy. It is quite
natural for women to gain 15-30 pounds. Returning to their pre-pregnancy weight could take a few
years. For many women, this becomes a source of constant concern following childbirth. Even though
your spouse may be motivated to lose weight, the following reasons may make it difficult for her:

  • Weight loss after childbirth is naturally a slow process that takes its own
    time.
  • Complications during pregnancy may affect the process and prolong it
    considerably.
  • Medications taken before or during pregnancy may pre-dispose some women to
    massive amounts of weight gain. In such cases, rapid weight loss may be extremely
    difficult.
  • Due to inadequate research in the area of weight loss after pregnancy, doctors
    tend to play it safe and are reluctant to consent to any diet plans that aim at rapid weight
    loss.

It is better to put in place a long-term weight loss strategy rather than expect
short-term results with dubious methods. Consider the following to understand why a long-term weight
loss plan makes more sense than quick fix solutions. 

  • Rapid weight loss plans come
    with a level of risk of nutritional deficiencies.
  • There is no “one size fits all” when
    it comes to diet plans. Individualized plans take time to develop as the dietician optimizes the
    plan to suit individual needs.
  • Rapid weight loss is never permanent. Rational weight loss
    (1-2 pounds a week) can however be maintained with the right mix of exercise and
    nutrition