Lose That Baby Weight!

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New moms are fighting a tough battle when it comes to losing weight. No matter how careful you were during your pregnancy, you're going to give birth and then hang on to a few pounds. You'll find that your body feels different and looks different, and for a while, it even works differently! Taking care to create a healthy lifestyle after the birth of a baby can help you drop your baby weight and maintain a healthy weight.

Breastfeeding an infant requires that a woman take in more calories than she would normally. Your body expends energy through the lactation process. Taking this into account, you'll need to monitor your diet, so that the foods you are putting into it are healthy for the baby as well as yourself. Carefully monitoring your calories is a great idea when you've got an infant, but often the reality is that women are battling sleep deprivation and dramatic lifestyle changes and finding the time and energy to pay attention to every bite that goes into your mouth - much less planning ahead for what that bite is going to be! - is just not realistic.

New mom's often cut themselves some slack during this period of time when they're getting their bodies back in shape and getting to know their new babies. New moms can find themselves hanging onto baby weight as their child passes the six-month mark and moves on toward a year. The danger of this age for a mom and weight control is the fact that your child is now eating solid food and you're experimenting with his likes and dislikes.

You're spending a lot of time trying to figure out just what this kid is going to like to eat, and during the process, both of you are trying out some new tastes. Many children move into this stage and latch onto the staples of the toddler diet - Cheerios and goldfish, spaghetti, chicken fingers, cheese, yogurt and more. New moms often find themselves nibbling on a chicken finger while their child is eating dinner, or grabbing some Cheerios from their child in the grocery store to stave off hunger pangs. Having access to snacks can derail even the best-intentioned diet.

Children and snacks seem to go together. If you've got kids in the house, you're going to have snacks. Try as you will, those snacks might not always be the healthiest. And you might not be able to resist popping one or two into your mouth along the way!

One of the most difficult aspects of losing baby weight is embracing the lifestyle changes a baby and children bring and learning to monitor your food intake accordingly. Taking careful note of these changes and learning how to embrace them can make a big difference in how quickly you take off that baby weight and how you keep that weight off forever.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03