How to lose baby weight after pregnancy fast… in 3 weeks!
Losing weight after pregnancy fast is a dream for most of new moms. Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives of New York has quickly dropped 29 of her 35 pounds of baby weight… in 3 weeks after giving birth to daughter Bryn! Then the media hype over Bethenny Frankel’s rapid weight loss after baby has sparked debate over weight loss issues, including dieting vs non-dieting, crash diets, rapid weight loss. Professionals warn: Official words on how Bethenny shed the pounds are really open to question.
According to several expert opinions, despite Bethenny attributing her rapid weight loss to yoga exercises, walking 45 minutes a day three times a week, portion control, and C-Section induced fasting, her slim down may be unhealthy and potentially dangerous to those women who can not afford what celebrities invest in to lose weight.
Bethenny defends herself saying that her message is not really an unrealistic one to be sending, because she’s been healthy before, during and after her pregnancy and if she gained 80 lbs. and expect to come back, well that’s unrealistic. According to her theory (not a surprise one), women who gain 60 to 70 pounds… they are eating like a maniac because they think pregnancy is a license to of off the rails!
Pregnancy should not be an excuse to overeat… or to binge! And, post-pregnancy you are supposed to lose weight.
Having a baby is a wonderful event, but average woman wonders if her body will ever return to normal after having changed so drastically during the pregnancy. The truth is, no. Your body will always be slightly different, perhaps the hips are wider, the breasts saggier, it all depends on the person. However, there is no need to continue carrying around baby pounds for years after the birth! A healthy weight loss is possible for every mother with a bit of patience and time and the right techniques.
I have to confess one thing. A few years back I would have thought that her quick weight loss was horrible, but I have had my baby and lost all of the baby weight (all those weird pounds covering my body) plus some additional pounds in only a few weeks. So when I’ve read Bethenny Frankel weight loss story for the first time, I thought it was not that big of a deal. I’m not a celebrity but been there done that (special thanks to FitYummyMummy).
Actually a new mom’s body has several natural weight loss methods, like breastfeeding. All you need to do is to encourage your body to lose the weight. Most of those new moms who can not achieve postpartum weight loss are being misguided. Your body is supposed to burn the excess fat, especially in times like post pregnancy. So, stop all the excuses like not being able to find the time for 90-minute cardio sessions in your local gym. Noone expects you to do all of the ‘impossible’ work. Again… you just need to encourage your body to do its work.
Here are a few tips to move you in the direction of postpartum weight loss.
If you can manage to breastfeed even for the first three months, you will experience far faster weight loss than if you bottle feed right from the start. The baby is taking nutrients that your body has stored up in the form of fat cells, thus depleting the fat cells and returning your body to its original shape more or less.
Here’s some sweet science: Breastfeeding stimulates uterine contractions and the uterus will shrink back to its pre-baby size much faster, which helps with that extra tummy bulge.
Getting a good night’s sleep might seem impossible during those first few nights, but if you can manage to nap with the baby and try to stay well rested, you will be able to lose weight faster as well. This might mean leaving some of the housework for later or asking for help, but it is very important that you have enough sleep so your body can recuperate and get back to its regular metabolism faster.
Eating a healthy diet is important not only for you, but also for the baby. Instead of splurging on fast food and sweets just because you are too tired to cook, look for healthy alternatives. A chicken breast or two sprinkled with some parmesan cheese doesn’t take much time to cook up, even if you are dead on your feet.
Showing off your new infant is the perfect excuse to get some exercise and promote weight loss.
Get out with the baby in a front carrier or sling and go for a walk every day. Invent errands if you like, the point is to get out of the house and to enjoy taking a little exercise with your child. The walking will help return your body to its pre-baby state faster as well.
A complete weight loss is not going to happen overnight. You do need to take your time to recover, and give your body the nutrients and rest it needs. Then the weight loss will happen ‘almost’ on its own! You can always get professional help when needed, not only in the form of expensive training sessions, personal nutritionists etc. You can find cheaper and even better ways for your new lifestyle. For example, you can always invest in some ebooks, online programs, home workout DVDs. (I suggest you to take a look at FitYummyMummy, which helped me burn my baby fat. It’s one of the best special weight loss plans meant for moms.).
Bethenny Frankel’s rapid weight loss after pregnancy will continue being sticky on news for a while. Like Andy Cohen, producer of Bethenny’s new reality show Bethenny Getting Married, said “If she’s not going to lose the weight, I don’t know who is!” …
What do you think about Bethenny’s rapid postpartum weight loss? Does it send the wrong message? Or … ?