Maternity and the muse of fashion: Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Kareena Kapoor is grace personified. She has always been in the limelight for her openness. She is a trendsetter. It was she who made size ‘zero’ a fad and it is she who is changing the industry’s perspective on baby bump. Both bollywood and the fashion industry were obsessed with the idea of a perfect body. But the new begum of Pataudi has proved that the perfect body is one in which a person feels complete, and is comfortable in her own skin. Some years down the line there were very few women who would flaunt the bump with oomph. But our very own mommy-to-be has set new goals in the industry.

The social media went all gaga when she became the showstopper for Sabyasachi Mukherjee in Lakme India fashion week, where she dazzled in an olive green bridal lehenga. Her beauty lies in her positive attitude as she is welcoming motherhood with such warmth. She has been quoted saying “It was an emotional moment for me as it’s the first time we (me & my future child) took the ramp together.” This is Kareena for the world. However pregnancy is a long winding pathway for women, full of ups and downs. On the one hand there is the happiness of bringing a life on earth on other hand there are various apprehensions and anxieties. There is the anxiety that everything must fall in place accordingly, anxiety of how to handle a situation if something goes amiss! Along with anxiety there is a full rush of hormones which makes you crave and give in to overindulgence, makes you weepy for days in a row, nausea, sleeplessness and what not. The journey is not easy even after delivery. Almost 90% of new mothers fall prey to post partum depression due to the way they start to feel about their bodies. Most women think that there’s no going back to their previous bodies.

Most often the case is that with exercise and diet it is easy to lose weight but it is extremely difficult to get rid of the mid section. That is because muscles need as much time to contract as it gets distended during pregnancy. It is not a thing that can be achieved overnight. Post pregnancy muscles need time to realign and tighten up.

With the following tips you can lose those handles in a healthy way and you will be able to care for your baby alongside. Rigorous and crash diets will have adverse effects on the production of breast milk. Mother’s milk serves as the only food for baby for the first six months and it also helps the mother in certain ways. Here’s how you can manage to get back in shape with a few tips!

Diet should comprise of fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy and lean meats. Do not starve yoursdelf, this will only slow down your metabolism and will cause you to hold on to that baby fat.

Keep yourself hydrated. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help in weight loss and in maintaining the skin’s elasticity.

Include aerobic exercise in your daily routine. Walking is a great exercise to begin with. You can take out your baby for a walk in the stroller every day. Tone your core muscles with Yoga or pilates. There are many pelvic exercises suggested by experts but you need to follow them under guidance.

Breast feeding moms get back to shape more quickly. The uterus shrinks and comes back to its original size as the muscles starts to contract because of oxytocin released during feeding. Feeding moms can actually have 500 calories more diet than the average woman. This calorie is utilized in producing milk.

Gradual weight loss over several months is the safest way out. Konsult app has a range of experienced doctors who can guide you regularly in our journey of getting back to shape post delivery. Gynecologists, Dietitians, general physicians and psychiatrist or therapist all these and many others are there to help you cope up with physical and mental well being. Konsult stays with you from the beginning till you achieve your goal. And that’s why we call it the ultimate care provider.

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