Okay so you might have been told that breastfeeding will help you lose some weight. A lot of women, who have breastfed their children for over 1 year, still complain of excess fat. Your child is already joining preschool, but you still feel pregnant. Fat isn’t good. It isn’t attractive. \ So when I gave birth, the elderly in my family used to say, “Don’t worry, you’ll get back in shape”, “Breastfeed and you’ll lose weight”, “Eat for your baby, not for yourself!” okay I had had enough. I had to get back in shape and I had to do it quick. My fat belly made me look obese and my clothes…well let’s just say, nothing fit. I left behind myths and superstitions and began communicating with other women about losing pregnancy fat. Here are 10 amazing techniques to become slim again!
Befriend the Stairs
Susan lost 25 pounds in 4 months!
“When my baby was born, I kept his diaper changing supplies downstairs with me so my body can recover from labour. When I healed, I moved the diaper station to the second floor so every time I needed to change the diaper; I had to climb two floors to the nursery. This helped me burn lots of unwanted calories!”
Exercise with Your Baby
Samantha lost 30 pounds in 5-6 months
“Because my baby was born in winter, I couldn’t do much outside so I established a routine where I danced around with my baby every day by playing my favourite song for at least 45 minutes! After the ‘dancexercise’ we would take a nice shower and be ready for papa’s arrival!”
Walk it Off
Tracy lost 35 pounds in 19 months
“I made it a routine to take my baby out for a walk every single day for at least 15 minutes; whether it was down the street, around the backyard, at the grocery store or at the mall. My baby enjoyed the ride so we would sometimes stroll for an hour a day, depending on how long we were both comfortable!”