Your post pregnancy experience should be one of the most rewarding adventures you can ever have as a mother and you should enjoy this amazing new journey!
It is important that you keep not only your body, but your spirits up as well. Also, take your time before deciding that you are fit enough to start on your weight loss plans and give yourself some time to recover in peace!
During the first week of your recovery, get help from your partner or close relatives to take care of your baby. Although we understand that you want to spend some quality time with your newborn, it is still important that you get plenty of rest so that your body and mind can adapt to your new life.
In Japan, a woman would normally stay in the hospital for 4 -7 days, or up to 10 days if she has Caesarean, to allow the body and mind to get plenty of rest before resuming her duties as a new mum.New Baby

Statistically, the combined overall average stay in a hospital for Australian women after having vaginal or Caesarean birth is 3 days. In 2003, the number of women who went home after 48 hours of giving birth was 10.8% compared to 3.2% in 1991.
Take some time off for at least a few extra days to be mentally prepared and let yourself get used to the idea of being a new mum. After all, if you are not in the right frame of mind to take care of your baby, you could possibly develop postpartum depression and this will also affect your infant.
According to Dr. Shoshana Bennett, a Northern Carolina clinical psychologist, infants with depressed mothers were less active, less vocal, and make fewer facial expressions. She also mentioned that these infants display higher heart rates when interacting with their mums because of anxiety.
To relieve stress and refresh your mind, go for a walk with your newborn around the park and take in some fresh air. This is a good opportunity for you to get out of the house whilst still being able to spend time with your baby.
Also, try to get as much sleep as you possibly can. If you still can’t fall asleep even when you want to, read a book or a magazine to take your mind off the stress. The key here is to direct focus onto doing something that helps you relax.
Of course, the combination of a healthy diet plan and an exercise plan can also help you keep your stress levels down. Keep your body well stocked with healthy carbohydrates, protein and fibre. You need these food groups to help you feel happier, healthier and to optimise your weight loss plans. It also gives you more energy to do the extra activities that keep you happy such as watching TV or even chatting with friends over the phone. We also have plenty of nutritious and yummy recipes to help make life easier and healthier for you.
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Every month on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we run a BRAND NEW 28 Day Menu with a different theme so you NEVER get bored!
Next months theme is the SLOW COOKING AND ONE POT WINTER WONDERS! – Perfect for the chilly winter weather, SUPER easy to whip up and still just as healthy.
If you are curious about the 28 Day Challenge recipes then we have a 28 Day Challenge recipe pack for you to try HERE.
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Find a delicious range of healthy recipes, packed full of energy boosting ingredients and nutrients together with easy to achieve exercise.

About the 28 Day Challenge

A few key things to note are:

  • The Challenge menu is FULLY customisable
  • You have access to over 1700 exclusive recipes
  • You have access to over 300 exercise routines
  • Meals are family friendly and are made in under 10-20 minutes

For a limited time, we are offering you a HUGE DISCOUNT on the lifetime membership discount on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – you can see this awesome offer here.

Here are some INCREDIBLE results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge.

Heidi Matthews Lost 16 kgs* with the 28 Day Challenges.  

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“1st photo 74kg, 2nd photo 58kg. All started with the help of Lose Baby Weight, I love my Healthy Mummy Smoothies for breakfast and the 28 Day Weight Loss challenges have taught me so much about how to eat well and nourish my body with the right foods. The support and encouragement from this group has kept me going when I have felt like giving up many times. Late last year I stepped out of my comfort zone and became a fitness instructor with the help and encouragement of my awesome PT. I still can’t believe this is me, haven’t worn a bikini in 10 years.”

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