Postpartum weight loss tips
"Don't drink your calories. For instance, eat an orange instead of drinking a glass of orange juice. You'll get fiber and it will fill you up more."
"I drank water every time I craved a soda. I lost a lot of weight and was less awake at night, so I slept better, too."
"Learn what emotions trigger overeating for you — stress, fatigue, or depression — and learn how to deal with them without food."
"Meet a friend at the mall and walk around for an hour or more instead of sitting and having a coffee."
"I hated exercising before I had kids, but now I've discovered that the more I exercise, the better I feel, and the better I'm able to deal with the stresses of being a mom. Once it became a routine for me, I actually wanted to go to the gym. My pregnancy weight disappeared and then some, and I look better one year after having a baby than I looked before I got pregnant!"
"I found it really hard to motivate myself to lose those last pounds, so I initiated a 'biggest loser' contest at work recently. It was what I needed to make me start watching my food intake and exercising regularly."
"If you start an exercise regimen, start slow and build. Nothing can stop you quicker or make you hate exercise more than overexerting yourself too soon."
"For inspiration to eat healthy, just remember that whatever you are eating is exactly what you are feeding your baby if you're breastfeeding."
"Keep moving! I keep my diaper pail upstairs in the baby's nursery even though I do most diaper changes downstairs."
"Once your baby starts to sit up by herself and hold objects, make sure you get active, too — get down on the floor and play with her, chase her around when she gets more mobile, crawl, jump up and down, and so on — you get exercise while teaching her physical tricks."