(Closed) How did you take the weight off Post Partum?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So I havent had a baby yet, but I have had a couple of friends do pretty much the same thing. No tricks or treats because its just like losing weight before you were pregnant. 

They didnt worry about it at first. They just chose healthy nutritious food for them and the baby and a fair amount of weight fell off. 

Then when they were up to it they started exercising in a way that was comfortable for them. One walked a lot, another went to a baby bootcamp another went back to running. 

One girl who was having an especially hard time joined weight watchers (she also had a hard time prebaby too). She learned the proper foods and portions which she realized she never had really truly known before. She looks better now than prebaby. 

Post # 4
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Healthy food, moderate exercise.  Breastfeeding burns 500 calories per day too!

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I have dropped nearly 30 pounds plus what I gained while I was pregnant, so 40 altogether!

All I’ve done is cut out soda, take a brisk walk after dinner, try to eat well (I still need carbs to live though, and you will never get me to break up with cheese), and I’m breastfeeding. Nursing requires drinking a LOT of water too to keep up milk supply and drinking lots of water helps flush out your system and revs metabolism. I’m 30 pounds from my ideal goal weight so I’ll probably amp things up with some cardio once baby doesn’t need me 24/7.

Post # 6
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I eat way more than before. I am 30lbs less than my pre pregnancy weight. I breastfeed

Post # 7
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Small frequent portions of healthy food, BFing (or pumping, in my case), and running was how I lost the weight.  Until I got cleared for exercise, I took long walks with DS in a sling or his stroller.  After 6 weeks, I started jogging; until DS got big enough for the jogging stroller (about 3 months with an infant insert), I just went when I got the chance or ran on the treadmill while he napped.  By 4 months post-partum, I’d lost about 40 lbs (10 lbs was pregnancy weight and the rest was extra).

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