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Postpartum Weight Loss

Women lose about 13 pounds (6 kg) immediately after giving birth. This includes the baby's weight, amniotic fluid, and placenta. The remaining fat can be lost by regular exercise and a healthy diet and can help to lose about 1 pound (0.5 kg) per week.

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I have two kids, and I weigh 176 pounds. I would like to reduce my weight. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to reduce my weight. I am 32 years old, and my weight is around 176 pounds. My height is 5 feet and 5 inches and I have two kids. The elder one is three years old and the younger one is four months old. Please help.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi,Welcome to passion, commitment, and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you with a top-class medical opinion.Please refer to the following diet chart and I suggest you follow the same. Alternative foods are also mentioned below.Drink two glasses of water along with soake...  Read Full »

My wife has put on a lot of weight after pregnancy and cannot reduce it. What dietary modifications will help her reduce weight?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has become obese after pregnancy. My child is two years old. Now, she is trying to lose weight. So she tried going to the gym and cutting sugars from her diet. But we can not see a good change in her weight. She cannot lose weight even after taking steps by going to the gym and cu...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There can be several reasons why your wife is not seeing a significant change in her weight despite going to the gym and cutting sugars from her diet. First, she might be consuming too many calories overall. It is possible that your wife is s...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old female who had a baby four months back. When can I start my postpartum weight loss journey?

Query: Hi, I am a 29-year-old female, married for four years, and I recently gave birth to my beautiful daughter (four months back). I am really happy with my life, but due to pregnancy, I have gained almost 7 kg of weight. In order to lose my postpartum weight, I have been thinking of indulging in light-i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you had a normal vaginal delivery, you could start the exercises as soon as you feel ready. But with cesarean section delivery, the exercises must be delayed. Light exercises like yoga and walking are fine to go no...  Read Full »

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