Q. What dietary measures will help a woman lose weight after pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 09, 2023

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 cutting sugar. What can other dietary changes be done to treat this condition?



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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 still consuming too many calories, even if she is cutting out sugars. Losing weight is about burning more calories than you consume, so ensuring she creates a calorie deficit is important. She might be overestimating the number of calories burned during exercise. Exercise is an important part of weight loss, but it is important to remember that it's not a magic bullet. Many people overestimate the calories they burn during exercise and compensate by eating more. So make sure that she is not using exercise as an excuse to eat more than she needs. Sometimes, underlying medical conditions or hormonal imbalances can make it difficult to lose weight. If your wife has been struggling wid weight loss despite her efforts, it is worth consulting with her doctor to test for hormonal issues. In terms of dietary changes that can help with weight loss, there are a few things your wife can try:

  • Focus on protein.
  • Incorporate more whole foods.
  • Drinking enough water can help reduce hunger and may help with weight loss.

It is important to remember that weight loss takes time and effort and can be a process that takes time and effort. So encourage your wife to be patient and focus on sustainable changes that she can maintain over the long term.


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