By Angela Potter
I find it hard to talk about weight loss and postpartum because I don't want to come across as someone who is perpetuating the idea that every woman needs to get back to their pre-baby weight right away (or at all!). Birth changes us in so many ways and we come out on the other side women who are changed, and who are stronger because of it.
That being said, I understand how hard it can be to watch your body change drastically in just a matter of months.
With my patients, I help them make gentle changes to help their bodies naturally lose the weight without going through a lot of drastic diet changes.
One big way to do that is work on boosting the metabolism.
Boosting metabolism helps your body use the food that you eat more efficiently (aka burns calories better!). It also helps your body use your food for it's intended purpose which means you're getting use out of all the vitamins and minerals you eat.
When your metabolism is sluggish, that can lead to stomach cramping, bloating, an inability to lose weight, or even weight gain.
Boosting metabolism can support weight loss in a healthy way that involves making some really small changes to your regular diet. Stay tuned on the blog for more information about how exactly to do that!