Motherhood is a blessing in every woman’s life. But it comes with a lot of responsibilities alongside post-pregnancy weight and postpartum depression. It takes nine months for gaining the pregnancy fat, and it takes the same amount of time for its reduction too. Diya Aur Baati Hum fame, Sandhya bindani a.k.a. Deepika Singh Goyal is on cloud nine these days. Deepika is enjoying her mommy time with her 11-month-old son, Soham Goyal.
Deepika suffered from postpartum-depression and had undergone a period of low energy levels, low self-esteem while she battled to take care of herself along with her newborn, Soham. Deepika came out of it like a fighter and it was truly an inspiration to all the newbie mommies out there. Apart from winning her fight with the postpartum-depression, Deepika had also shed a lot of post-pregnancy weight.
Deepika Singh Goyal weighed herself on July 26, 2017, 2 months after giving birth to Soham, she weighed 72 kgs. With all her hard work, dedication and patience, Deepika reduced to 56 kgs i.e she lost 16 kgs in 7 months. Sharing the below picture of her weight loss journey on Instagram, she captioned it as, “You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go.”
In the conversation with the Times of India, Deepika revealed her fitness secrets. She was quoted as saying, “Soham was the master reason for my weight loss. I completely focused on him; he’s my work-out master.” Deepika believes breastfeeding is the best thing for the weight loss. She further added, “Breastfeeding is extremely important for your child, your health, and your body. It is natural and it is the best thing for your weight loss. Whosoever feels that breastfeeding is extremely unnecessary or probably will ruin one’s figure, it’s absolutely untrue. It is known as a white blood for your child and keeps all health issues away.”
Deepika confessed that she had put on a lot of weight post-pregnancy rather than during her pregnancy. She stated, “I realised that I had put on weight post delivery. In order to give Soham the right nutrients, I had gobbled up everything healthy so that he wasn’t deprived of nutrients. In that way, I had put on a lot of weight and by August, I was 72 kgs. During pregnancy, I put on weight because of Thyroid.”
Being an Odissi dancer, it made her sulk when she could not live up to her dance capacity. Deepika said, “I am an Odissi dancer and passionate about it. I realized that I was feeling very tired and lethargic and that hit me hard. It kept making me sulk because I could not live up to my dance capacity. That hit me hard.” She further shared, “As soon as I decided to lose weight, I immediately took to doing Yoga, following a certain diet and also joined a gym. Dance is like spiritualism for me and I started to miss because I could not dance during pregnancy and had a long gap of not performing. I got tired while just roaming around my baby. This was frustrating as I have never been a lazy person and that is why I couldn’t accept this.”