- April 13, 2012
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After you finally have your baby you might be itching to get your pre-pregnancy body back. Goodness knows I always am. It’s hard to remember, but it’s true that if it takes you nine months to gain the weight, you should expect roughly nine months to lose it too. Especially if you plan to lose it and keep it gone.
To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you eat. Essentially you need to eat less (and better) and move more
During pregnancy your midsection was pretty abused, so once you get your doctor’s okay make sure to add lots of core strengthening exercises into your routine. They will help get your mid section back to it’s original state, or maybe even better. To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you eat. Essentially you need to eat less (and better) and move more. It’s pretty simple to say, but doing it can be difficult. If you feel you need help, look into programs like Weight Watchers. I know several people who have had lots of success on their program. Plus, it’s been around forever, and with good reason. It works, if you work at it! Groups like Stroller Strides are great if you are looking for workouts that will include your baby too. If you are having issues post pregnancy with swelling, drink tons of water! It sounds counter intuitive, but will in fact help your swelling go down helping you release some of that pesky water weight!
Even if you lose all the weight you gained while pregnant, your body might have assumed a new shape. Most women usually complain that their hips are wider. Sadly, there isn’t much to do about that. Just keep up your strength training combined with cardio and you will see the results you long for. Keep it simple, and entertaining so that you are more likely to stick with it.