Weight gain is one of the less attractive outcomes of pregnancy, on top of the strange food cravings, morning sickness, extreme reactions to temperature changes and loss of bladder control.
Of course, all of these things go away after you give birth. However, there’s one thing that can stubbornly stick with you: the weight you gained. Some would just say it’s the fat that you put on, and that’s true. Fat can stubbornly stick with you even if you breastfeed and go on double duty while raising and chasing after your little one.
If getting your pre-pregnancy body is nothing but a pipe dream right now, know that there are natural methods you can try to lose weight.
Of course, if you’ve tried them already and still have some layers of fat to go, you can also consider some non-invasive body contouring solutions. The choice is yours; you can also combine both approaches.
Here are nine ways to get back into shape using natural methods and non-invasive options:
Natural Weight Loss Methods
Nature provides many natural weight loss foods that you can start integrating into your diet, such as cabbage, celery, lemons and apple cider vinegar.
These food items quell hunger pangs, promote a feeling of fullness or jumpstart your metabolism by helping your body burn more fat.
However, note that you shouldn’t be dieting on these while pregnant or nursing.
If you want to give some a try, you can integrate the following into your diet:
1. Apple cider vinegar
Drink hot water with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar two to three times a day. Apple cider vinegar is known to reduce sugar cravings, promote fullness, burn fat, reduce fat storage and suppress one’s appetite.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice into warm water to be taken first thing in the morning. If the lemon taste is too strong for you, take it with a little raw or wild honey. You can also do this a few times a day. Lemon with warm water not only aids in digestion, improves metabolism and cleanses the digestive system, but also helps reduce hunger pangs.
3. Green Tea
Drink green tea which contains powerful antioxidants or catechins and can boost your metabolism. In fact, drinking as little as 2.5 cups per day is enough for you to enjoy the weight loss benefits of drinking green tea.
Of course, aside from these three, there are other foods you can try to help you with your goal to reduce weight. You can start including more fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. For example, munching on cucumbers, celery and tomatoes can help you keep your hunger pangs in check when it’s not yet time to have your regular meal.
Although diet is a more influential factor in weight loss, integrating some cardio exercises into your lifestyle can help you lose more weight and tone your body.
If you don’t have time to go to the gym or exercise regularly, start by taking 15- to 30-minute walks at least three times a week. Later, when you are ready, you can do more cardio exercises that will help keep you healthy and fit.
Non-invasive, Non-surgical Solutions
You can supercharge your post-pregnancy weight loss by considering non-invasive, non-surgical solutions that are both effective and safe. Yes, this includes trying the best slimming body wraps. But to be more specific, here’s a detailed list of these alternatives:
5. Venus Legacy™
Treatment with Venus Legacy™ involves using heat to reduce fat cell volume and boost collagen production. The outcome: effective body shaping, tighter skin and an overall slimmer and firmer body.
Emsculpt is an electromagnetic procedure that’s known to zap fat cells and tighten the abs and butt areas. You’ll be happy to note that this treatment is FDA-approved.
7. Cooltech Define
In order to remove unwanted fat, Cooltech Define makes use of fat freezing technology. It’s known to quickly produce the best results and total body contouring for both women and men.
8. truSculpt® iD
The truSculpt® iD is an innovative body sculpting technology that can be used to treat an entire fat layer easily and safely. It can be used to target abdominal fat and other areas of concern simultaneously.
9. Velashape III
This treatment targets common problem areas, such as the stomach, waist, hips, arms and thighs. By heating fatty tissue, it can be used to treat cellulite, tighten the skin and achieve a desirable body shape.
Get the Healthy Body You Want
You may be struggling with your post-pregnancy body right now.
But it helps to know that you can implement natural weight loss methods such as modifying your diet and exercising. However, there are also safe and effective non-invasive, non-surgical methods you can try to eliminate unwanted fat and achieve the figure you want.
You can even combine both strategies for desirable long-term results.
Get in touch with Medica Group for more information on the best slimming and sculpting solutions available.