You can lose the pregnancy flab and feel fab bonding with your baby. Some of the most effective weight loss plans for new moms don’t require you to call a babysitter.
If you are like most new moms, you have more than 20 or 30 pounds to lose and you don’t want to run off to a gym and leave your baby for a second.
After the birth of my second son, I lost so much weight my next-door-neighbor (who only knew me during my pregnancy) did not recognize me and flat out told me I was not the person I claimed to be standing at her door!
Here are some of the best 5 approaches for shaping up after having a baby. Lose the pregnancy weight fast with these tips:
No. 1: Strategy for losing pregnancy weight fast: Rest completely for the first few weeks after having a baby but begin breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to not only bond with your baby but also begin losing fat.
No. 2: Strategy for losing pregnancy weight fast: Focus on your diet immediate after having the baby. Don’t consume empty calories. Eat as many fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and much-needed good fats from sources such as nuts, avocados and olive oil. In terms of the time of day when you eat, try to follow the reverse diet plan that encourages a larger breakfast and smaller dinner. Try soup for dinner. If you are up in the middle of the night, feeding the baby, have some ready-made carrot sticks with yogurt dip, fresh fruit ready for you to eat so you don’t have to put on a blender or create too much commotion in the kitchen.
No. 3: Strategy for losing pregnancy weight fast: Start exercising slowly by walking the baby to help her/him fall asleep. Do NOT sit in a rocking chair or lay in bed. Get up and move around. After recovering for the first few weeks, begin stepping up and down on a little stepper so you can get your heart rate up and still be near your child.
No. 4: Strategy for losing pregnancy weight fast: Once your baby is a little older, you can join social exercise clubs such as Stroller Strides where moms get together and exercise while pushing their babies in strollers. Look for exercise groups that include the baby. If you want to exercise at home, pick exercise DVDs that energizes you but does not disturb your baby.
No. 5: Strategy for losing pregnancy weight fast: Don’t compare yourself to celebrities such as Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives and Bethenny Getting Married or former playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson. These women have resources not available to the average woman who wants to lose weight after her pregnancy. Kick the baby blues by exercising to get the serotonin levels up. Wait at least 3 months before you start weighing yourself. Pick out a realistic target outfit and try it on once a week.
Finally, avoid fat traps for fast post-pregnancy weight loss. Don’t put yourself in a position where you “have to” order pizza last-minute.
Join a weight loss blog to be motivated by other dieting moms.
Ask friends or family to bring over diet-friendly salads, pre-cooked turkey/chicken, fresh fruits and soups. You can lose weight after the birth of your baby. You will be a babe yourself again before you know it.