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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Your Baby Weight

How to avoid the pitfalls of the postnatal weight-loss plateaus.

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The Company You Keep

Weight-loss success requires support from those around us. Some new moms are showered with homemade meals and desserts from friends and family. It is natural to want to enjoy comfort foods and indulge in treats.

On the contrary, some new moms, especially those who find luck with losing baby weight fairly quickly, can be faced with jealousy from friends, who may not see the same successes.

It is crucial to communicate your wish to be the healthiest you can be, so those around you can best support your wellness goals. If that fails, do not be afraid to eliminate situations or people in your life who  bring you down, create undue stress, or cause you to second guess your abilities to succeed in losing baby weight.


Take a moment, breathe, and focus on what you can do today to move toward your end goal. Studies show the most efficient weight-loss plans are those that aim to create a loss of 1-2 pounds per week. This is a sane target for new, busy moms as well.

By setting realistic and attainable goals, such as walking for 30 minutes each day, or eliminating fatty and processed foods from meals, many postnatal moms should be able to jumpstart caloric conditions in order to safely lose up to a couple of pounds-per-week. Your positive affirmations to live healthier, will, in-time, result in a trimmer physique. Meanwhile, keep up the great work, and know that your healthy lifestyle will benefit both you and your beautiful new baby. 

Remember: Always check with your doctor before starting any postnatal fitness program; you’ll need to wait at least six weeks after having a Cesarean section.


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