Losing Weight After Pregnancy Doesn’t Have To Be Over Complicated Or Take Long
There’s no doubt that for most new moms out there, one of main goals is to start losing weight after pregnancy and to do it quickly. Yes, breastfeeding does burn calories but whether you are breastfeeding or not, you can really start to lose weight at a much quicker pace by incorporating a good exercise and diet plan. But is it safe? Yes, it is! Obviously, it’s healthier to lose your weight and not carry it around for too long. I’ll cover two main tips to lose weight after pregnancy.
This looks like a pretty content mom-to-be! Standing on the beach over looking the ocean would probably make just about anyone feel at ease though! What doesn’t make many moms feel at ease is the amount of weight they gain during pregnancy.
When it comes to getting in shape and losing your baby weight, you don’t have to go to extremes and you don’t have to stress out too much. There are some very effective methods out there to losing weight after pregnancy and you can get down to your old self (or better) pretty quickly.
Tips To Losing Weight After Pregnancy
Here are the two main “tips” to losing weight after pregnancy. These may seem cookie cutter and generic at first, but these have a unique spin on them so that you will actually see results from your efforts.
Tip number one — Exercise!
Here’s a “beginner” body weight exercise routine that you can do at home (since it’s probably going to be somewhat of a challenge for you to get to the gym with a new baby).
- 20 body weight squats
- 10 push ups
- 20 walking lunges
- 10 dumbbell rows
- 30 second plank
- 30 Jumping Jacks
Here is a more advanced workout that I posted in an article about doing exercises at home without equipment. I’ve modified it slightly to make it more “mom friendly.”
- Jumping Jacks – 60 fast
- Pushups – 10 (regular if you can / modified if you need to)
- Walking Lunges – 20 on each leg
- Spiderman Climb – 20 reps nice and slow and keep your core tight
- Wall Squat – 1 minute with legs parallel to floor
- Plank Exercises – 1 minute
- Burpees – 5 reps
- Running in place – 25 reps for each side
Click her to watch a video of the un-modified version of the workout. It’s called the Crazy 8 Workout.
This workout was designed by Craig Ballantyne — the guy in the video — a writer for Men’s Health. He put together an entire workout program called Turbulence Training if you are interested in a “hardcore” fat loss workout program. Normally, I would probably recommend this as the workout of choice for body weight training and exercises, but if you’re a recent “mummy” then there is an even better workout system available.
Tip number two — Diet!
Now I told you that the two main tips where fairly generic — exercise & diet — but that is simply the most effective way of losing weight after pregnancy. In fact, I think you’d be pretty lucky to lose weight without doing at least one of these.
Many moms may feel that since they are breastfeeding that’s already an extra 500 calories burned each day. While that may be true (I can’t guarantee that but it sounds about right) you still have to account for your increased appetite and cravings.
You need to make sure that that the total calories you take in are less than the total calories that you burn. The best way to create a calorie deficit is through diet, not exercise.
Once you’ve established a calorie deficit with your diet it is now time to add in an exercise and workout routine. By exercising and dieting correctly you’ll see the best results and in the shortest amount of time.
Holly’s Diet & Exercise Plan For Losing Weight After Pregnancy
Since I’m no “mummy” myself I figure I better leave it up to one to provide you with the absolute, best solutions to losing baby weight. Holly Rigsby, C.P.T. has created a laser targeted workout for moms.
There are many, many, many diets & workout programs out there. Some good, some decent and some not so good nor even decent! Hands down the most popular diet and exercise systems designed specifically for losing weight after pregnancy is Fit Yummy Mummy, and for good reason.
In addition to losing your pregnancy weight, the program focuses on the following:
Reclaim your tight body and butt
Tone your arms, legs, and abs
Reverse the aging process
Lift your glutes
And perk up your chest
You can click over to Holly Rigsby’s website and learn more about her program: click here
Normally the workout sells for $39.95 and comes with a 60 day money back guarantee, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
What I like most about this program for moms looking to lose their pregnancy weight is the fact that it was created by a mom and it’s a “home workout plan.” Rigsby knows what works and doesn’t work and she knows what is practical advice and what just won’t be doable.
NOTE: As with any workout and diet plan results will vary. What is important is that you put in the time and effort both in working out and in the kitchen if you want to see the best possible results. For some, losing weight after pregnancy “fast” may be a few months where as others could start to see some decent results much quicker than that.