Diet is a way to lose weight by controlling diet. To some extent, this method is quite effective, but diet control needs to be adhered to for a long time. Many stars have said that sometimes they lose weight by dieting in order to make a movie, and they “starve” themselves if they want to lose weight quickly.
But for postpartum mothers, dieting is not necessarily the right way to lose weight, especially when you fall into the following misconceptions, dieting is likely to fail.
Myth 1: Compress three meals a day into two meals or one meal
In order to lose weight, some mothers compress three meals a day into two meals or one meal, skip breakfast or cook breakfast and lunch together, or just eat lunch, which is not an acceptable way to lose weight.
Especially breakfast, although not much, but not eating breakfast is harmful to the health, especially for office workers, not eating breakfast can easily lead to mental distraction, poor physical strength, low efficiency.
Some people think that eating dinner is easy to gain weight, so they don’t eat dinner or eat very little. This will hurt your stomach, and if you are hungry at night, it will also affect your sleep, which will affect the state of the next day.
If you want to lose weight, you can’t just compress three meals into two meals or one meal. Instead, you should have three meals a day regularly. Only the dietary mix and quantity of each meal need to be adjusted appropriately.
Myth 2: Less food is less
Women eat more during pregnancy and store more fat, while they still eat more food to produce milk after childbirth. After giving up milk, there is no task of milk production. In order to lose weight quickly, many mothers begin to reduce their food intake, thinking that less is less.
Some mothers always restrain their appetite when they eat, and eat less every meal. Shortly after the meal, hunger makes them eat more snacks. Some mothers eat other high-calorie foods even though they have reduced their meals, which makes it difficult to lose weight successfully.
In fact, to lose weight after delivery, it is not wrong to reduce the amount of meals appropriately, but reducing the amount of meals also requires skills. You can gradually reduce the weight of staple food and meat, eat more vegetables, increase satiety, you can also drink a bowl of soup before meals, increase satiety, so you won’t eat too many meals.
Myth 3: Eat more fruit and less staple food
When you say you want to lose weight, people around you will remind you to eat less or no staple food and eat more vegetables and fruits. It is unwise to reject carbohydrates altogether in order to lose weight. The suitable dietary energy composition recommended by WHO is: energy from carbohydrate is 55%-65%, energy from fat is 20%-30%, energy from protein is 11%-15%. Rejecting staple foods altogether, or eating very few staple foods, will break the dietary structure, not necessarily a smart way to lose weight.
Eating more fruit may not be able to lose weight, because there are two major factors affecting the effect of fruit weight loss, one is the type of fruit, the other is the time to eat fruit.
Some fruits are sugary and calorie-rich, so eating more of them can’t help you lose weight. If you want to lose weight, you should choose fruits, such as apples, citrus, pears, plums, kiwifruit and so on. In addition, the time to eat fruit is also exquisite, morning is the best time to eat fruit, can promote digestion. Eating fruit half an hour before meal can increase satiety and reduce appetite. But if you eat fruit after meals, the excess sugar will be converted into fat, stored in the body, and gain weight.
Reasonable diet control can reduce weight, but blind diet not only can not lose weight, but also may cause harm to the body, postpartum mothers should not fall into the above misunderstanding.