Post-pregnancy weight management
After delivering your baby, it is very easy to move into the “I want to lose weight fast” attitude. Some fad diets and quick remedies may sound tempting when you are standing in the supermarket check-out queue contemplating the super skinny celebrity mums on the cover of fashion magazines but instead of taking this road, focus on balanced nutrition and enjoyable physical activity instead.
Women who sleep less than five hours a night, six months postpartum are three times more likely to keep their baby weight and may even gain more. Being a new mother is stressful and stress hormones can promote weight retention. Women are more likely to eat when they are stressed so it’s easy to see how sleeplessness and stress contribute to postpartum weight retention.
A well documented study demonstrated that women who were taught how to eat well, avoided fatty and sugary foods, walked 30 minutes a day every day, pushed that baby carriage around outside, wrote down their food and exercise every day and wore a pedometer were much more likely to lose weight than women who weren’t in the lifestyle modification program.
The healthiest and most sustainable strategy to returning to your pre-pregnancy weight is by making gradual, permanent changes in your eating habits and let’s not be too hard on ourselves – after all, you’ve created another human!
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With a B.Sc. degree in Nutrition and Food Science and Human Nutrition from Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México, Sonia brings along a wealth of experience spanning the field of Nutrition and Obesity Management. She has acquired a particular interest in...Read more
Education & Qualifications
October 2013 – November 2014
Diagnosis, Control & Treatment of Diabetes Type 2. Practical Application of ALAD Guidelines
Asociacion Latino Americana Diabetes
Latino American Diabetes High Level Reunion
March 2013 – July 2013
Nutrition in Renal Diseases. COA
Universidad Lasalle, Mexico City
Advanced course of Lactation Orientation CAALMA, Continuous Education
Medica Sur Hospital, Mexico City
May 2010 – December 2010
Nutrition Department Manager
Médica Sur Lomas, women´s hospital, Mexico City
May 2009- December 2009
Internship in Clinical Nutrition
National Perinatology Institute, Mexico City
May 2008 – July 2008
Social Service, Bachelor’s Degree Termination Requirement
Camp Get Fit, Methodist Healthcare System, University of Texas, Carrizo Springs and Crystal
City, Texas, USA
November 2014 – December 2017
Radio Presenter providing nutritional advice for the general public
Radio Capital, Toluca, Mexico
Television Expert Speaker – “Tengo Diabetes” Una Voz con Todos, Nacional TV
Conference Speaker – Centro Multidisciplinario de Diabetes and International
Diabetes Centre, Tenancingo, México