Kate Middleton is down to her normal size just months after giving birth. Many moms are asking if this is normal while others are asking how long it usually takes to slim down again. Women, pregnant or not lose weight at different speeds. Many younger moms bounce back faster compared to those in their 40’s. Active moms also fare better too. So if you want to step up the weight loss a bit, here are some ways real moms lost those stubborn post pregnancy pounds.
- Use The Stairs
New mother Melissa from New York lost 25 pounds in 4 months by using the stairs. Just after her daughter was born she kept the diaper genie outside her room. This forced her to walk a few steps back and forth when changing her daughter. Once her body healed she moved the genie downstairs forcing her to go up and down during changes and added to the calories she burned all day.
- Take Daily Walks
Nicole from Boston was able to lose 35 pounds in 18 months by going on daily walks with her twins. Once a day, weather permitting she would bundle up her babies and put them in their strollers and took walks around their neighborhood. This gave the babies a change and scenery while mom was able to walk off some of her pounds. This is a good slow way of shedding and keeping off the weight.
- Always Remember To Diet
Dieting is not just about eating healthy foods but also about portion control. Deanna was able to lose 40 pounds in 12 months by watching how much she ate. She also breastfed her son so this added to the calories she burned every day. Aside from this she avoided sweets and soda while breastfeeding.
- Avoid Temptation
Lenna from Ohio was able to lose 35 pounds in 8 months by throwing away all her soda, junk food and sweets away. It’s easy fend off dieting by keeping unhealthy food around, so the easiest solution would be to throw all temptation away. She also skipped grocery aisles that contained her temptation food while grocery shopping. This way she would not be tempted even while shopping.
- Set Goals
Steph from Detroit gained a massive 80 pounds while pregnant with her son. After giving birth she set a goal of not only losing the 80 pounds but also to compete for the Detroit Free Press Marathon. Setting goals will inspire you and remind you not to give up.