When it comes to fat loss, natural methods are especially important for women who are moms, or in their childbearing years. When evaluating how to increase your metabolism, as a mom, there are more things to keep in mind.
First, for fat loss, natural methods are always the safest methods. But if personal safety and healthcare are not reason enough for you, then second, natural methods are safest if you find you have become pregnant while working towards fat loss.
Of course, once you know you are pregnant, it is very important that you put your fat loss plans on hold, till after you give birth.
Third, for fat loss, natural methods are best for the nursing mom. Even with natural methods, it is very important you check with your physician to make sure the natural foods, herb and supplements you may want to use are safe to take while nursing.
Natural foods, herbs and supplements can be as potent as traditional medications, especially to your nursing baby. Always be extra careful. It is better to ask “too many” questions. Better to be safe than sorry!
After you have your baby, if you breastfeed, that will not only give your baby the best nourishment, the hormones your body produces while nursing will also make it easier to lose fat off stubborn areas, like your thighs.
Take care to keep your fat loss at a slow and steady pace while breastfeeding, though. We live in a world that has toxins, and when those toxins get in our bodies, they are stored in our fat.Losing a pound or two of fat per week is generally considered safe for a breastfeeding mom.
Remember to get enough peaceful sleep each night, this will helps your body in every way.
Losing more than that may release too many toxins into your system at one time, toxins that can end up in the breast milk that your baby drinks.
Fourth, for fat loss, natural methods are best for moms of children of any age. Children learn far more about how to eat, exercise and take care of themselves by watching our example than by any words we may tell them.
The phrase "monkey see, monkey do" seems to apply to children, even teens, as much as it does to monkeys!
Sending your children or teens to a class on nutrition or signing them up for an exercise program will have very little impact on them if our lives and actions teach them the opposite. Our children know, perhaps better than we do ourselves, what is most important to us.
Now that we’ve discussed why fat loss with natural methods is important, what are some of those natural methods?
There are a number of good foods that increase metabolism. Foods that contain coconut oil are some of the best for moms in all stages of life.
Coconut kefir is a favorite of mine, as it reduces cravings for starchy foods and sugar.
Other foods, such as grass fed organic beef, grass fed chicken & their eggs, and cultured dairy products are terrific as well.
There are many really good workout routines for toning. Find some that get the best results in the least amount of time, and you will find it easier to stay motivated.
But more than anything, find the workouts you enjoy the most. Make a realistic plan for when you will do them, and stick to it.
When it comes to fat loss, natural methods are clearly the best and safest. Especially for us moms. What methods have worked best, for you?