10 Tips for Reclaiming Your Pre-Pregnancy Body

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Losing weight is a challenge for most people no matter the circumstances. Losing pounds gained during pregnancy is a particularly difficult challenge for most new mothers, considering you're busy with a new baby to take care of and tend to put yourself last.

With any new fitness or weight loss program, begin slowly and pay attention to your body and how it responds.

To lose the baby weight, get fit, eat healthy, and have lots of energy, consider the following smart tips:

1. Consult your health care practitioner before beginning any weight loss plan. After you have had your postpartum checkup at six weeks, you can talk with your doctor about your fitness plan and goals. Ask your doctor about any restrictions he or she may have on physical activity, and discuss any dietary concerns.

2. Set a reasonable goal. First, realize that although you will lose weight, your body may have changed and become curvier. Keep the goal small and something you can measure. For example, if you plan to lose 30 pounds, divide that goal into 5 pound increments. Write your goals down, and keep them posted where they will be in constant view.

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3. Do not begin a diet plan until after six weeks postpartum. Also never “diet”. Instead, make wise food choices, cutting out unhealthy foods and eating nutrient dense foods from a wide variety of food groups to make the most out of your calories. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats are smart choices.

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  1. Adah says:

    Losing my post pregnancy weight and getting my pre-baby shape was so easy for me when I was introduced to Mummy magic weight loss tea. I used to drink the tea three times a day before meal timings and got rid of 37 pounds just in two months.

  2. Adah says:

    Mummy magic weight loss tea is an organic herbal remedy that worked well and I got my pre-baby body back in 8 weeks postpartum.

  3. Carline says:

    Great tips thanks .
    How do i loose weight afer a cesarea ?

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  5. EbyMom says:

    The kegel exercise helps a lot.

  6. Cassie says:

    I didnt breastfeed I pumped until my daughter was about three months old I dropped alot of my baby weight fast and even now I try eating healthy as I did while being pregnant I didnt want to gain a ton of weight

  7. Ambar H. says:

    Good tips but I am hoping that it does work. I have 10 lbs to go and its the hadest I think

  8. KaelinRae says:

    A lot of great tips. I book marked this so I can look at it again after I have the baby.

  9. Melody says:

    thanks for the info and support!

  10. Sierra-Dawn says:

    I did not know about the breast feeding thing

  11. PamelaPlus3 says:

    Scary thought!!! I am due in July

  12. AsB says:

    I was very much scared of all the weight that I was going to gain and not lose after giving birth. But I have been pleasantly surprised. Breast feeding has helped a tremendous amount but it is important to get back into some sort of work out regimen to tone and be able to carry a growing baby.

  13. Anastacia113 says:

    I did not realize how out of shape I was until the first time we took the babies to walk around the lake, my ankles were swollen the next day 🙂

  14. sheenaholman says:

    Number 9 is so important. Keep your body hydrated.

  15. Amy says:

    I am breastfeeding but no weight loss. Starting to eat more healthy

  16. ancoda says:

    I am never able to lose any weight while breastfeeding. My body just hangs onto it, but as soon as I am done breastfeeding pounds just start coming off. It is really annoying since I have breastfed my kids for about 2 years each. So I establish a heathy exercise and eating regiment and then just have to have faith that the pounds will come off after I stop each time.

  17. Grace says:

    lil, unless your like my 1st 2 pregnancies where you gain weight immediately after the baby is born

  18. Just remember the baby and fluids alone will get some of that weight off. Just enjoy this time and remember it took 9 months to gain it and it will come off quicker!

  19. Jeanetta says:

    Great advice, will keep this in mind.

  20. I haven’t even had the baby yet and I am already dreading the 30+ pounds I will need to lose…

  21. I think I can stick to that 🙂

  22. Grace says:

    i too didn’t know number 6 was okay to do, losing weight is so hard to do

  23. monica says:

    ITS REALLY HARD FOR ME

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