In Postnatal, After Baby, Real Moms, Tips

Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy! Now comes the challenging part of losing the baby weight – but wait it doesn’t have to be that challenging! Let me share with you some of my expert and personal mama suggestions for postpartum weight loss tips the healthy way – the way weight loss should be.

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  1. Give your body time to heal and bond with your baby – don’t rush to lose the weight right away, it’ll happen in time.
  2. Be kind and patient with your body when working to lose the baby weight.
  3. Breastfeeding is a great way to help naturally lose the baby weight AND amazing bonding time for you and baby – note that you may actually hang onto those last 5 to 10 pounds until you stop nursing. Why? Because your body needs the extra fat stores to produce milk.
  4. Eat healthy including a lot of good quality fats  {yes I said FAT!} and proteins, plus lots of veggies, some fruit and the occasional treat can be perfectly ok, especially when nursing as your body may need the extra carbohydrates to for milk production. Find over 50 family-friendly recipes here plus additional recorded coaching calls and 21-days of creating a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.
  5. Drink plenty of water! Hydration is key for adequate milk production but it can also help you determine if you are actually hungry or just thirsty. Once you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated and that for many can be confused with feeling hungry, so drink up! {water that is}.
  6. Move your body as often as you can! If you already have an older child or two then you are already rocking this one. If this is your first little one then strap your baby too you and get moving mama!
  7. Aim for even just 10 minutes of strength exercise every day! My Prenatal + Postnatal Membership includes lots of workouts that are 10 to 30 minutes because as a busy mama myself I know how crazy life can get.
  8. Once you stop breastfeeding it’s a good idea to keep a food log to see how much food you are actually eating. I find many mamas need to be very conscious of the amount of food you eat once you quit nursing and are no longer burning those extra calories, so pay close attention to your healthy eating.
  9. Cut the sugar after you strop nursing, while nursing it’s a good idea to keep your sugar intake to a minimum but like I mentioned above you may find you actually need more carbs too keep your milk supply up. However, once you stop nursing I highly recommend cutting out the extra sugar and getting your carbohydrates from veggies and fruit. I talk much more about this in my Prenatal + Postnatal Membership plus includes lots of family-friendly recipes that are gluten-free and full of nutrition!
  10. Keep healthy snacks out at your house and with you on-the-go.
  11. Sleep! Easier said then done with a newborn {I know, none of mine are great sleepers and it’s hard} but do your best to add naps in and grab sleep when you can, as there is a direct connection with having a hard time losing weight and lack of sleep.
  12. Continue taking your prenatal multi-vitamin to help fill in the gaps of nutrition.
  13. Continue to or add in a DHA {Omega-3} supplement, which could help with weight loss and more importantly brain function. There have been studies that show a decrease in postpartum depression among mom’s who take a DHA supplement.

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