Five Foolproof Steps for New Moms Looking to Lose Their Baby Weight

| April 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

 

Five Foolproof Steps for New Moms Looking to Lose Their Baby Weight

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Whether you miss your old beach body prior to giving birth or you’re struggling to get back into a fitness routine now that you’ve taken up the role of full-time mom, you’re certainly not alone. Between the stress of childbirth and the fact that fitness inevitably takes a backseat to quality time with your baby, it’s no secret that losing your baby weight is easier said than done.

Given that weight gain during pregnancy can be anywhere between 15 and 40 pounds, there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all approach to losing baby weight. That being said, there are steps you can take in your daily life to get yourself back on track without sacrificing time with your bundle of joy.

So, where do you start? 

Take Your Baby Out More

Getting outside with your child is a win-win situation for both mommy and baby alike. Not only does your child reap the benefits of the great outdoors and sunshine, but you enjoy the opportunity to get a few workouts in as well. Something as simple as walking around the park with a stroller on a daily basis can shed the pounds over time when coupled with a sensible diet.

Get Back on the Bike

If you’re looking for something that’s low-impact and won’t take a toll on your joints, biking is a fantastic way to ease back into a fitness journey. Likewise, there are plenty of options out there for baby bike seats which allow you to bring your child along for the ride. Rather than splurge on a new model, simply take the time to understand how to buy a used bike to get the best deal without sacrificing safety.

Talk to Your Partner

Don’t overlook the importance of communication when it comes to weight loss. You and your partner need to be on the same page; likewise, moms aren’t the only ones prone to weight gain during pregnancy. If you and your partner could both stand to lose a few pounds, be open about your desire to get fit and do everything you can to be supportive versus hindering each others good habits.

Consider a Weight Loss Challenge

Weight loss challenges and online support groups through Facebook are all the rage right now. While some contests offer prizes for those who lose the most weight, the biggest benefits of such groups often come in the form of encouragement and accountability. When you have others cheering you on and monitoring your progress, you’ll be more likely to stick to your goals.

 

Five Foolproof Steps for New Moms Looking to Lose Their Baby Weight

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Rethink Your Eating Habits

Bear in mind that a bulk of your weight loss efforts comes down to your diet. Although you may have grown accustomed to eating for two or mindlessly taking in fast food during the final months of your pregnancy, it’s time to reprogram your mind and body accordingly.

For example, consider a grocery delivery service or buying healthy options in bulk to keep yourself from worrying about frequent trips to the store. Similarly, strive to sit down for meals and practice conscious eating to avoid mindlessly snacking. Doing so may be easier said than done with a new baby in the house; however, transforming your eating habits will ultimately make or break your weight loss journey.

These tips combined will help aid you in your goals to lose your baby weight once and for all. Regardless of how you get there, remember that weight loss represents a marathon and not a sprint. By taking a slow and steady approach, you’ll be more likely to stay on the wagon and succeed.

What are your tips to loose weight?

 

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I didn’t use to find it all that difficult to lose weight but I do find it tough now that I’m retired and have slowed down a lot. Various aches, pains and problems just seem to keep me back most of the time.

  2. Calvin F. says:

    Definitely really useful tips 🙂

  3. Kristi F says:

    I like the idea of biking more, it really is a great way to exercise. I fiound that eating more fruits and vegetables and really cutting down on sugar helped me to lose weight.

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My tip is to not worry so much. That baby will be most likely have you running a daily marathon.

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