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The Healthy Way to Shed Baby Weight

Avoid these 7 new-mom food traps for quick and effective weight loss.

Now that you’ve had your baby, you can pack up the maternity clothes, right? Not just yet. For many new moms, it takes a full year to drop the baby weight. “No one likes to hear this, but losing up to 4 pounds a month is actually right on track for healthy weight loss,” says Eileen Behan, R.D., author of Eat Well, Lose Weight, While Breastfeeding.

By avoiding the seven most common new-mom food traps you can lose the baby weight while fortifying your body for motherhood. And check out our high-intensity workout; it’s designed to help you burn calories and build muscle so you can get your pre-baby body back ASAP.

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Author Bio: 

Debbie Koenig is the author of Parents Need to Eat Too (William Morrow Paperbacks). She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with her husband and son.
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