How To Lose Pregnancy Weight
Are you ready to get rid
of that mommy weight once and for all? There are a few things you should know before taking action with any
workout program, but once you get that taken care of, put these tips into action on how to lose pregnancy weight
and get your body back!
Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT: Certified Fitness & Nutrition Expert to the True Superheroes -
Busy Moms & Dads and author of Fat Loss To
We have a few things to cover before I start giving you tips on how to lose pregnancy
1. Relax. You’re a mom and you’ve got some
higher priorities in life now and losing pregnancy weight in 2 weeks is not high up on that list. I know it sucks,
and trust me I hear a lot of griping about pregnancy weight, but you need to take a couple deep breaths and
2. Get the OK from your doctor that it’s OK
to start doing any type of workout program - whether it's my 10-minute workout
program, or anything else. This is a very important step. Sometimes new moms are way too
eager to jump back into the swing of things and don’t get the OK from their doctor and that’s not wise. You can do
some damage if you’re not careful.
3. Understand that your body went through
some changes while you were pregnant and some things may never be the same. Please don’t cuss me out, it’s true and
it needed to be stated.
OK, now I’ve gone through all the formalities on how to lose pregnancy weight, now let’s get into the good stuff.
In many respects, losing pregnancy weight is just like losing weight at any other stage of
your life. It takes planning and knowing what to do, however, as I said earlier, it may take a bit more time and
some things may be frustrating.
I said it may be more difficult, but it’s not impossible. Just follow the next steps on how
to lose pregnancy weight and you will be off to a good start.
1. Get back to the basics. While you were pregnant a lot of things
changed in your body including your hips getting looser and wider, and your stomach growing to the point of
explosion. Because of those two things your core muscles are weak and need to be stabilized.
So to lose pregnancy weight, you first need to get your core back in order. Doing lots of
exercises like planks, side planks, wood chops, push-ups, bodyweight squats and bodyweight lunges are great ways to
get your core strengthened while also getting rid of that pregnancy weight. All those exercises are great core
strengtheners plus they’re great ways to lose fat.
2. Cut out the junk. I know this goes without saying, but you might have a
lot of people around you telling you it’s OK to eat the comfort foods because you just had a baby. Tell them all to
take a hike because they’re not helping you. They’re hindering your results.
You need to get rid of the processed carbohydrates like all the cookies, crackers, chips, and
anything else that comes in a box or bag and start adding a lot of fruits and vegetables as well as some healthy
fats and lean proteins.
Being a mom is going to take a lot of energy (as I’m sure you already know), and those foods
I just mentioned are going to send your energy levels through the roof while all the processed carbohydrates will
not only make you fat, but they’ll wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels.
3. Ease back into the cardio. I’m not normally a big advocate
of cardio for weight loss, but you need
to lose that mommy weight, and
it can sometimes be a good idea to add it in the beginning, but just until your body gets back into the
swing of things and is able to do more intense exercise like 10-minute workouts and bodyweight
You should start off easy with around 10 minutes of cardio a day, and
ease it up to 15 and then 20. Once you can do 20 minutes at a moderate pace, it’s time to amp it up a notch and
move into interval training for cardio or do bodyweight circuits instead of cardio.
There you have it. There are 3 easy steps to take to lose pregnancy weight that you can start
today. Once you’re ready, you can step it up to 10-minute
workouts and that will really burn that pregnancy weight off faster than you
can say "mama needs new clothes!"
If you'd like a few videos demonstrating what a 10-minute workout should look like, click the links below:
10-Minute Workout For Busy Parents
Legs Circuit Workout For Moms
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