Bouncing Back After Baby

 

Getting back into pre-pregnancy shape after baby. It’s something we all dread since we know it’s not as easy as it looks. We all see celebrities weeks after giving birth with washboard abs and sit there in envy. However, losing the weight that rapidly just isn’t realistic for most of us and the lifestyle we live.

 

Feeling like you gained a lot of baby weight? Relax, it’s normal! Most women gain between 15 and 40 pounds during pregnancy. According to leading doctors, post-pregnancy the average new mom should aim for losing 1-2 pounds per week.

Have a hard time getting exercise in because you’re so busy with your baby? Try combining the best of both worlds- going on long walks while pushing the stroller, or even a mom-baby yoga class. These are good ways to get exercise, and even make new friends!
So what’s the easiest way to shake off the baby weight? The key factor is everything in moderation. Make sure you keep a balanced diet. This means eating healthy but not starving yourself. One should be eating between 1800-2000 calories a day while breastfeeding. One of the best and quickest ways to lose weight is to breastfeed, which burns an average of 500 calories per day, as well as to regularly exercise. If you keep a healthy nutritious diet and exercise regularly and rest a lot your body should bounce back in no time!