Loss - Why It's Vital to Avoid These
Three Potential Pitfalls
At some stage or another most women will have
to give some consideration to postpartum weight loss. For some, their bodies will simply act the way nature
intended and the baby weight will burn off naturally.
This only refers
to a privileged few however. For most new mothers this
stage in their lives can be the catalyst to a lifelong struggle with their
It is normal to
eat more during your pregnancy as the extra calories are needed to help feed the growing baby and
as a result of this a lot more body weight will be gained.
pregnancy however, things are different. Here are the three main pitfalls to
loss. Avoid them at all
#1. Don’t starve yourself, whilst you don't need as many
calories as when you were pregnant, you still need a few extra to help with breast feeding and the
repair and healing of your body.
back too much, switch to wholesome healthy foods. Monitor your body shape, if you can see
changes, don’t alter too much. If after a couple of weeks you haven’t seen any difference, you will
need to reduce the amount you are eating still further.
#2. Don’t do sit ups in an attempt to flatten
your stomach and lose your pregnancy weight. There are two reasons why. Firstly you stomach needs
specific, low intensity exercises done very carefully and at certain stages as shown in
‘The Baby Belly Fat Loss
Plan’. Ignoring this
advice could leave you with a very unattractive pot belly.
can’t spot reduce anywhere on your body. So doing exercises for your stomach in an attempt to lose
fat from there just doesn’t work. It is physically impossible
#3. Finally, don't suddenly become too active.
Yes you should take part in regular low intensity exercise at least once a day if possible, but
this can easily be achieved by a gentle stroll pushing a pram.
Avoid any form of
ballistic or dynamic stretching movements such as running or general fitness classes etc. Your body
produces certain hormones throughout the pregnancy to allow the baby to grow. These hormones are
still present for up to six months, leaving joints and ligaments weakened and prone to serious
If you want to lose baby
weight, burn fat, tone up and fit in to your pre pregnancy clothes in just 8 weeks
from now, I recommend you read every word of this postpartum weight loss
program on the next page - lose baby weight now