A lot of new mothers ask the same question: How can you lose baby weight fast? “Baby weight” refers to the extra weight that all mothers gain during the nine months of pregnancy. Much of the weight stays with the new mom even after birth. For many of these women, losing baby weight quickly becomes a priority, particularly if their livelihood depends on a slim or attractive figure.
It goes without saying that losing baby weight as quickly as possible is a priority for many celebrity moms, and they seem to do it so easily. Mere weeks after giving birth, celebrity moms like Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Alba show up looking like they never had a baby at all. How’d they lose all that baby weight so fast?
Don’t be surprised – these celebrities have trainers, dietitians, and experts who know everything about losing baby weight ASAP. In addition, celebrities really don’t like the idea of sitting around doing nothing when they could be out there making millions of dollars – so they basically pull out all the stops and more, even investing in home gyms that cost upwards to the tens of thousands of dollars.
So try not to think too much about them and instead focus on you. You can lose baby weight quickly and easily by following a few simple steps – and you won’t have to spend any time far away from your little bundle of joy, either.
Exercise, but be very careful.
No matter what anyone says, the only ways to lose baby weight fast (or any other kind of excess weight, for that matter) is to either lessen your calorie intake, or quicken your metabolism through exercise. Better yet, do both. But since you’ll need to take care of the baby, you can’t go to the gym. But hey, it’s not all bad – carrying a baby around is hard work! Also, doing chores like washing baby clothes and keeping the nursery clean counts as exercise. You’ll lose all that baby weight in no time.
Watch what you eat.
You can also go a little faster by substituting some of your food products with low-fat alternatives. Try to include more fish, veggies, fruit, and whole grains into your diet, and avoid empty calories like junk food, sugar, and soda. Remember that breastfeeding requires you to take in about 500 more calories than normal, so don’t rush into things and take it easy.
Weight loss comes second to keeping your energy levels up.
Don’t burn yourself out trying to lose all your baby weight too quickly – you’ll need the energy to get up in the middle of the night for feeding. Remember that it normally takes 3-6 months for a new mom’s body to return to normal – it also takes about that long to get used to your baby’s new habits. If you concentrate your efforts on taking care of your baby instead of shedding your baby weight, you’ll lose the pounds naturally and steadily.
While celebrity moms might need to lose 30 pounds of baby weight in two weeks, chances are you don’t need to lose it all that quickly to survive. You owe it to your baby to give him the best that you have to offer, so do the right thing and take care of him first. After all, when you do the right thing, good things have a way of happening.