The Best Way to Get that Pre-Pregnancy Body Back!

By on 09/04/2015
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post pregnancy bodyThe truth is, there is a chance you may never get your exact same pre-pregnancy body that you had before your little miracle. This is because many women experience permanent body changes like stretch marks, wider hips, different shaped/sized breasts, and even bigger feet!

Most moms agree that these small changes are well worth it when what you get in return is your bouncing bundle of joy!

…But none of these changes mean you can’t still have an amazing mom-bod either!

You can still get back your flat abs and tight tushy, no matter what havoc pregnancy wreaked on your body!

If you become mindful about what foods you are putting in your body, start taking the proper supplement support designed for new moms, and exercise when and where you can (because we all know babies are time thiefs), then you can and will see amazing results!

Eating Right After Pregnancy

  • It is important to eat healthy foods that increase metabolism, so try to eat as much of the following as possible:
    • lean meat protein like chicken
    • beans
    • cheese
    • fish
    • unlimited veggies
  • if you’re breastfeeding, you burn an additional 300 calories a day, and should be eating more whole grains, full fat dairy, and fruits and veggies to support your milk supply, which will nourish your baby and keep your metabolism super high. foods support breastfeeding
  • Stay away from sugary drinks and refined carbs. This will be hard as your exhausted mind and body will be craving sugar and carbs as a source of quick energy, but don’t be fooled. It will give you a small amount of energy followed by a big sugar crash and added weight gain. So stay away! Eating an apple or drinking caffeinated tea will both give you an energy boost without the crash, plus the added benefit of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Whether you are breastfeeding or not it is imperative that you keep your hydration up after you have the baby… and no, coffee doesn’t count! You need to  drink AT LEAST 8 full glasses of water (NOT soda or sugary drinks!) a day to support your body’s transition back to normal. This hydration keeps your metabolism up, and your skin more elastic so it will snap back quicker.

Supplement Support for New Moms

Post-pregnancy belly fat is the number one complaint among new moms. Some of the flab is simply loose skin and stretched muscles that will tighten back up if you start slimming up. If you allow your belly to stay big and bloated, then your skin and muscles will also remain stretched, leading to a more permanent “pooch.” The supplement Exerslim was actually designed specifically to support a woman’s body and to target this troublesome belly fat. New moms need a supplement that contains Gynostemma pentaphyllum, and Ogbono nut extract, as these potent ingredients safely simulate the fat-burning effects of exercise by switching on the AMPK enzyme and increasing the body’s fat-burning hormone, adiponectin.

The best news here is that when taking this supplement, your body will see weight loss effects as if you were hitting the gym 5 days a week, and with a newborn the chances of you actually doing that are slim to none!

Quick Exercise Goals

You may not have the time or energy to hit the gym while you still have an infant at home, but exercise doesn’t have to be an all or nothing thing! Here are some quick, helpful ideas to get your metabolism going and activate your muscles, all while keeping your new schedule and baby in mind:

  • Take long walks with the stroller. Pick an area with hills or different elevations for added difficulty. You and baby will both love the time together outside as well.
  • Join a mommy exercise group. They usually meet up at local parks or malls and have quick exercises that incorporate your baby as a weight! This is also good for meeting other new moms and getting you out of the house!mommy exercise group
  • Do 5 sets of 15 squats while holding the baby. You can easily do this any time of day and if you stick with it your glutes will tighten right up! Even better, as your baby grows, so will your strength!squats with baby
  • When baby is doing tummy time, you can get on your tummy in front of her and start doing some push ups. Aim for 3 sets of 10 in the beginning, and be sure to focus on keeping your core tight like a plank! She will love watching you and may even start cheering you on!
  •  Make small daily decisions that add to your movements. For example, park at the back of the parking lot when you go to the grocery store. If you have to go somewhere that requires an elevator, opt to carry the baby in a wrap and take the stairs instead.

You can and will get that pre-baby body back and it will be easier than you think if you just follow these tips!

About modernhealthproject

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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