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Weight gain post delivery

Q: I read your article about the obesity in the lifestyle coloumn. Main reason for the obesity is more intake of the fats and food.This is the primary reason. But I would like to draw your attention another point. The point is that lots of women get fat/swell after delivering the child.Would you like to elaborate on this point and also how can we stop or reduce the problem?warm

A:Women gain weight during pregnancy, a small percentage of which is lost post delivery and some during lactation. However, with proper care of diet avoiding excessively oily and sugary food, along with exercise,there is no justification that a women should not return back into shape within a couple of months. Usually what happens is that the diet remain rich in calories, fats and sugars which leads to inability to lose weight post delivery and continued fatness.


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