10 Tips for Reclaiming Your Pre-Pregnancy Body

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4. Breastfeeding burns calories. It takes a great deal of energy to breastfeed. In fact, you will burn about 500 extra calories per day. When you nurse your child, it also stimulates the uterus to contract and reduce in size.

5. The best way to begin losing weight postpartum is walking and stretching. After you have begun a walking program without issue, you may begin light jogging and light strength training using your own body's resistance or light dumbbell exercises.

6. Wear a girdle. LaReine Chabut, in her book Lose that Baby Fat, recommends wearing a girdle or shaper to help reduce retained water weight and reshape the hips and abdominal areas.

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7. Workout with your child. You can do this in a number of ways. Stroller fitness (walking or jogging with your child in a fitness stroller) is a good option for many parents. There are many video workouts specifically for mother and child that you can try conveniently in your own home. You can also join a gym that offers baby-friendly fitness classes.

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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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