Tips on How to Gain Weight
Hi, I am 26 years old girl. I have one year old baby. Day by day, I am going slim. Please give me suggestions as to what I can do?
Hi! There is no information regarding your activity pattern, height and weight. The cause of weight loss needs to be identified. You are a nursing mother, who needs a lot of nourishment to feed the child and to keep yourself healthy. Unforeseen and uncontrolled weight loss is immediately brought to the notice of your gynaecologist. Are you in for heavy workouts? The ability of your body to cope up with the change in the levels of the hormones determines the way you react to child birth. A healthy eating pattern with regular exercise is helpful in curbing weight gain or loss.
Food For Weight Gain
High calorie foods, such as nuts are dense and prove beneficial. Increase the intake of fruits and fresh vegetables, as it provides certain nutrients and antioxidants to overcome the stress. Take a good walk in the morning, if possible, as it helps to refresh and rejuvenate the system and the mind. Relaxation techniques, such as meditation and yoga prove effective in diverting the mind. Listen to music or try gardening, as these techniques lighten the mind and benefit the physiological and psychological aspects of the individual.
Weight loss might also be due to certain psychological factors, such as depression, post delivery. Anxiety and depression are common in many nursing mothers, as the birth of new born results in a lot of changes in the daily schedule. It is difficult to go out and cerates a lot of confusion, in your regular duties. Inadequate sleep, due to the entry of a newborn, results in stress, which in turn contributes to weight loss. The new situation and drop in certain hormones results in a situation referred to as ‘baby blues’. Continuation of this condition for quite a long period is termed as ‘postnatal depression’. Certain supplements are necessary to overcome the situation. Take the guidance of your physician.
You have failed to provide any information regarding many of the above said factors. Weight loss in a gradual manner is recommended. Post pregnancy weight loss also depends on the difficulties and strain associated with delivery or child birth. Certain diseases are seen to be associated with child birth, such as thyroid dysfunction and so on. Research also reveals post pregnancy weight loss in many nursing mothers. The weight gain in pregnancy is lost with exclusive breast feeding. Drug abuse for baby blues might prove harmful. A counselling session is also of immense help.