How To Shed The Pounds After Having A Baby

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I recently saw pictures of Beyoncé two months after having Blue Ivy. She looks great! I remember when I was pregnant, I was worried about how I would lose all the baby weight. This was definitely not an easy task, especially when I was dead tired from taking care of a newborn. Now, I’m sure Beyoncé has access to some of the greatest trainers in the business but let’s face I’m not Beyoncé so here are three main things that worked for me–an average woman–that helped me shed the pounds fast.

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is a sure way to lose the weight.  I had trouble learning how to breastfeed, but with a little practice I was on the fast track to shedding the baby weight.

Regular Exercise: Exercise is always the best way to lose that unwanted weight. I just found a way to either work out in the morning or I would watch the exercise channel on television. I only did about 20 minutes a day but that’s all it really takes. You will be surprised by the results. The key exercise to do is definitely sit-ups. It helps get your abdominal muscles back in shape after the pregnancy.

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Health Eating: Healthy eating is imperative to losing the baby weight. There are a lot of articles out there about baby weight diets; I didn’t do any of those because they say dieting too early after giving birth can affect your milk supply, so I just avoided it all together. Instead of cutting back on what I ate, I just changed what I was eating. I would go to our local farmers markets and buy a bunch of produce like avocados, tomatoes, carrots, celery etc. and I would just eat them raw. Sometimes I would make a salad and add chicken, steak or crab. It was super good and I lost the baby weight at the same time. Here is a great crab salad recipe from my website, Crab with Avocado and Grapefruit. To die for!

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