Congratulations Mama on your new bundle of joy 💃💃. Having a new baby is such a whirlwind of emotions. It’s from joy to laughter to excitement, but the exhaustion, it’s real.
I mean after a few nights of not sleeping and a few days as well, the tiredness becomes so apparent and it literally feels like you can’t function at all.
Well I decided to share a few tips to help any new moms, who are juggling a baby while trying to lose weight.
1) Water is your friend; I mean this in every single way possible. Being hydrated is super important but even more so during pregnancy and after birth. You need to keep your fluids up with water.
This will help you keep hungry at Bay, clear up your skin, eat less, help with milk production ( if you’re a breastfeeding Mom).
The best part is that it is affordable.
2) Walk it out; it may be difficult to get out of bed and do an intense HIIT after a short nights rest, but because walking doesn’t exert too much, it’s an easier option.
So put on your shoes, grab your fitbit, put your baby INA striker and get the steps in. If you can average between 8,000 and 15,000 steps per day, you’ll be dropping the weight so much faster and with less exertion.
You can literally walk the weight off this way and get fit in no time.
3) Eat Clean; after all is said and done, this is the crux of the matter. You are what you eat and this is the most effective aspect of weightloss.
They don’t say abs are made in the kitchen for nothing. So dear new Mom, fill up half your plate with green leafy vegetables, fruits and raw produce. Aim to snack on fruits and eat a diet that is made up of very nutritious, satisfying but calorie light meals.
Lastly ladies, just give yourselves time and grace. It took 9 months to form that gorgeous baby and you can be sure, it won’t take a day to get back in shape.
Enjoy your baby, enjoy your new body and take things easy.
These tips may be few, but the simpler the better right? So drink more water, walk and eat clean.