lose_baby_weightTis the season where we are often tempted to eat and drink too much.
When you are trying to lose pregnancy weight, Christmas can be a time that your willpower is tested again and again.
So today we have 10 ways that you can up the ante on your current regimen and see some positive results before December 25th.

  1. Don’t get stuck in a rut of the same old food. Keep things interesting by trying out some new weight loss recipes. How about a healthy eating salad? A fruity dessert? Or a festive treat?
  2. Start off your day with a Healthy Mummy Smoothie. Be sure to stick to the recommended 200ml of milk of your choice. When it comes to adding fruit, watch your portion sizes as it can be easy to overconsume when everything is blended up. So instead of using a whole banana, use ½. If you don’t mind the change in flavour, go for ½ milk ½ water instead of all milk. Use only a tsp of LSA or chia seeds. Pack extra flavour in with cinnamon or a squeeze of fresh lime.
  3. Throw in 20 push ups every day. Push ups are great for your chest and triceps while also working on your core strength. When you are trying to lose pregnancy weight, it’s important to be exercising as well as eating healthy food. Try doing your push ups when you are waiting for the kettle to boil, or while the kids are playing or watching one of their TV programs.
  4. Reign in the treats. We are all about balance here at Lose Baby Weight. Which means we understand that you just need to have a healthy treat now and then. But if you are finding yourself having a treat every day, rather than every now and then – this can be something that you can cut out and see a drop in your total calorie intake for the day. Even healthy treats still contain natural sugars, calories and possibly some fat. It all adds up, so it may be worth a try if you want to be able to have a bit of a splurge on Christmas day.
  5. Keep it all brown and grainy– ensure that you are 100% on the wholegrain train in your kitchen. Get rid of any white rice, white pasta, white bread, white breadcrumbs – and replace everything with wholemeal or wholegrain. It’s much better for you, better for your digestion, and often makes you feel less sluggish afterwards.
  6. Keep your workout gear in full view. By leaving your trainers and sports bra where you can see them, you are more likely to feel motivated to pop them on and do some exercise. Even if it’s just two sessions a day from our Exercise DVD (it’s broken down into 10 and 15 min sessions) you are going to be miles ahead in terms of your total energy expenditure for the day. This is what you need to do if you want to lose pregnancy weight.
  7. Avoid eating out too much. When you eat at a café or restaurant you are relinquishing control of what you are consuming. So often where you would use a spray of olive oil, a restaurant might use a big knob of butter or even add cream to certain foods that you’d never add it to at home. By cooking food yourself from fresh, wholesome ingredients, you have the control in your hands.
  8. Keep the alcohol to a minimum. It can be easy to get into the habit of having a drink with your meal, or at night while you relax and unwind. But if it starts to become a habit to have a drink every night, this can be a quick way to add an extra few hundred calories to your day and no nutritional benefit whatsoever. Why not keep your weekdays alcohol free, and then enjoy a drink if you feel like it on the weekend. And if you are out and socialising over drinks, it won’t hurt to throw in a few sparkling waters every now and then too.
  9. Check the ingredients list before you buy new foods (and double check your regular purchases). You might be surprised to find that some foods that are marketed as being healthy are in fact high in sugar, fat, or calories. If in doubt, it’s always best to go as close to nature as possible (such as fruit or yoghurt) over a processed bar or packet of processed biscuits.
  10. If you are interested in trying to reduce your sugar intake in order to lose pregnancy weight, why not commit to a big reduction in your consumption of processed foods in the lead up to Christmas (and beyond, if you can). That means you might cut out or cut down on soft drink, biscuits, sweetened yoghurt, ice cream and cordial. Check out some of our weight loss recipes to give you ideas for how you can enjoy festive desserts without the sugar content of commercial products.

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