10 Tips for Reclaiming Your Pre-Pregnancy Body
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.
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.