A common question we are asked is ‘how soon can I lose my baby weight‘ and with all the media attention on this subject, and the negativity these words can sometimes attract, we thought we would clearly outline our stance on it.
Firstly, losing weight and body image is a very personal subject and topic and everyone has different goals and it is very rare to find different people having the same goals and body images.
But when it comes to losing pregnancy weight, certainly a common goal (so our research tells us) is that women want to lose their weight to regain their body confidence, to feel healthy, to have energy for their children and to get back into their pre pregnancy clothes and pre pregnancy weight.
Now for some women this means getting back to a size 8 and for others it means getting back to a size 16. The end goal is always a personal one and we believe the focus should be on health and on your own happiness not on external factors or pressures – such as celebrities in the media who live a very different life to normal mums.
As for when women can start to lose their baby weight – again this is a personal decision. For some women they want to start a couple of months after the birth and for others it is more than 12 months, 24 months or more.
The key is not to even think about it until you are ready and this often comes down to what kind of baby you have, if they are sleeping good, if they are in a routine and if you are first time mum (we find the second time mums are ready to lose their weight faster). And for some mums you won’t be ready for years to lose weight – again – there is no right or wrong time – it is about when the time is right for you.
The most important thing is to bond with your baby, cope with your new life, cope with your hormones and cope with a lack of sleep – not worry about the scales. But when you do feel ready to lose weight it is absolutely crucial to do it in the right way – and that means by following a sensible weight loss plan which is what we have created with our plans
Being a mum is hard work and it is important to find a diet and exercise plan that takes that into account – which is why we launched Lose Baby Weight in 2010. The plans are easy to follow, are packed full of nutrients so you feel healthy and don’t end up eating junk food and we are here to support you every day.
And for those mums who just want to have a healthy food option straight after birth our plans can be started straight away and are GREAT for giving you all the nutrition you need in minimal time – plus they are breastfeeding safe – but as we say to all new mums just don’t stress about the weight loss too soon – instead focus on eating healthily and the weight loss will be a by product of this.
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