Monday, August 11, 2014

5 Simple Steps to Losing the Baby Weight

Don't eat crap like this!
People often ask me for advice on losing the baby weight.  The answer I give is usually not what they are looking for: win the genetic lottery and/or eat less, exercise more.  If the former doesn’t apply and the latter doesn’t appeal, here are 5 other things you can do to help lose those pesky baby pounds:

1.              Breastfeed
Everyone tells you that breastfeeding burns a bunch of extra calories . . . blah, blah, blah.  That’s not what I’m talking about.  What I’m talking about is how for the first couple months of your adorable baby’s life, inevitably they will get hungry the minute you sit down to eat a meal.  I used to joke that the baby could smell my food and it made her hungry too!  So you take a couple bites of your delicious warm meal, take a break to nurse and when you get back to your food, it’s gone cold and you have to reheat it – why does food never taste the same when it’s been reheated?

2.              Work out with the baby
No, I don’t mean mommy & me yoga or any other ridiculously adorable workout geared toward baby and you. (I’ve tried mommy & me yoga and it was a disaster.  Turned into mommy & screaming baby yoga – not very Zen!)  What I mean is the inevitable workout your arms and legs will get while you hold and bounce a fussy baby throughout the day.  After a couple months, once they are not quite so floppy, you can become a master at doing everything one-handed.  Seriously, who would have ever thought you could go to the bathroom while holding a baby?  Believe me, carrying around your 10-15 pound bundle of joy can add some definition and tone to your arms! Just be sure to switch arms every now and then, otherwise one arm will look like a body builder’s and the other will look like a chicken leg.

3.              Pick the right topic of conversation
Remember how before baby, you could go out for a nice dinner with your spouse and have adult conversation about politics or gossip about friends?  Yeah, now conversations often revolve around poo, pee and spit-up.  Not very appetizing.  If there’s a sure way to not want to eat that chocolate ice cream sitting in the freezer, it’s discussing your child’s poop – especially if you are covered in the baby’s spit-up while having that conversation.  All you want is a shower and some sleep!

4.              Catch your baby's cold
If you haven’t lost all the baby weight by the time you go back to work, don’t fret, those little germ factories will bring the weight loss to you – in the form of a cold, or the flu, or some other illness.  Honestly, this is how I finally lost the last few pounds after baby #1.  Not really the way I wanted to do it, but there you go!  Get sick for a couple days and you’re on your way to your pre-baby body!

5.              Chase the toddler
If you still haven’t lost the baby weight by the time your kid is a toddler and/or you decided to have yet another kid while your first is still a toddler, don’t worry about trying to get to the gym.  All you have to do is chase around your little energy machine and poof those pounds will melt away!  Seriously, where do two year olds get so much energy?!  My toddler can run in circles around the house ALL day long (usually screaming/squealing with delight the entire time)!  And when they get tired, they ramp up even more and require even more energy!


*Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor or a weight loss expert.  None of the above is to be taken seriously – except the part about getting sick after your kid goes to daycare.  That WILL happen whether you like it or not.

Linking to:
Epic Mommy Adventures

99 comments:

  1. Haha! So true! Breastfeeding didn't help me lose weight, but I still think I got to eat a little more than usually with out GAINING weight ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like to joke that breastfeeding is the best diet ever! Don't know what I'm going to do when this one finally weans and I have my body back to myself - guess I'll have to start eating "normally" again! :)

      Delete
  2. So great. Having kids, you get to be the master of doing everything one-handed. My husband hurt his elbow about a week ago and was complaining about having to eat with his left hand. Pffft. I had no sympathy!!!

    Loving your blog! Found you through the Social Media Mixer!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! The only downside of doing everything one-handed is forgetting to switch arms and ending up with one arm much stronger than the other. :)

      Delete
  3. Nobody will admit to weight loss being a fairly easy job. If it were easy more people would be stick thin. forskolin supplement

    ReplyDelete
  4. Have you been asking yourself the question like "why can't I gain weight," repeatedly? Well, you're not alone. weight gain store in houston with apetamin

    ReplyDelete
  5. The OHA may be involved in helping to train line managers and supervisors in how to best use the occupational health service, in how to refer staff, what type of information will be required and what to expect. Oral jelly

    ReplyDelete
  6. However, sometimes you have to step back from the science and look at the big picture to help bring people back into focus, so they can see the forest for the trees, so to speak.dukan review

    ReplyDelete
  7. Infants have diverse kinds of skin. Some are more delicate than others. The general accord of specialists is to hold up until the point that the baby is multi month old before utilizing wipes on babies.Best baby wipes

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. This site seems to get a good amount of visitors. https://bit.ly/2OsUlAm

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. This site seems to get a good amount of visitors. fast weight loss

    ReplyDelete
  11. Make sure that you and the specialist are on the same page before confirming your surgical plans mommy makeover toronto

    ReplyDelete
  12. Many individuals struggle to gain weight or have small frames as a result of prolonged stress and long-term health consequences. Chocolate Slim ® Ρόφημα Αδυνατίσματος - Επίσημη Ιστοσελίδα [Ελλάδα]

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is actually the kind of information I have been trying to find. Thank you for writing this information. weight loss diet

    ReplyDelete
  14. An fascinating discussion is value comment. I think that it is best to write extra on this matter, it won’t be a taboo topic however generally people are not enough to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers weight loss supplements

    ReplyDelete
  15. In review, you learned how to exercise regularly in order to ensure that your healthy weight loss is also a quick weight loss. Now, we are on to Phase III of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey.cybex arc trainer

    ReplyDelete
  16. whoah this blog is wonderful i love reading your articles. Keep up the great work! You know, many people are searching around for this info, you could aid them greatly.best detox teas

    ReplyDelete
  17. To all the more likely comprehend the term, consider the accompanying precedents of some prescribed fitness workouts which, when joined with healthy diet, will enable you to get thinner quick and fundamentally:
    weight loss meal plans

    ReplyDelete
  18. People who are over weight usually do great injustice to themselves by excusing themselves from really losing weight. One thing that I have learned is that excuses cannot help you or me. green coffee weight loss

    ReplyDelete
  19. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. emotional support animal

    ReplyDelete
  20. There are such a significant number of healthy nourishment choices in which one can acquire vitality (starches) from.buy deca online

    ReplyDelete
  21. I read your blog frequently, and I just thought I’d say keep up the fantastic work! It is one of the most outstanding blogs in my opinion. easy bmi calculator

    ReplyDelete
  22. I was very worried about having this problem then I actually think to hire the best writer form term paper writing service after contacting them my is actually solved so thanks to their professional writer for giving me a unique paper content.this is cool

    ReplyDelete
  23. approval approval approval approval approval approval approval test approval approval approval approval approval approval approval

    ReplyDelete
  24. There are many methods available for trying to lose weight. Restrictive diets are among the best-publicized. These include calorie restriction, in an attempt to take in less energy than you expend, as well as diets that restrict food by type, such as low-fat, low-carbohydrate and low-sugar diets.Dukan Recipes

    ReplyDelete
  25. It is interesting to read your blog post and I am going to share it with my friends.aybabg

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow, What a Excellent post. I really found this to much informatics https://www.pharmica.co.uk/weight-loss/alli

    ReplyDelete
  27. These tips are very useful for keeping body and mind good. These 5 Simple Steps to Losing the Baby Weight are impressive to read. Do you read https://www.totalbeings.com/the-paleohacks-cookbook-review-heres-what-i-really-think/ ever? I have bookmarked the site for further assistance. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for that valued info,
    Among the major benefit of weight reduction is,
    Too exhausted? Not anymore. Suddenly you don’t need to think twice about getting into the mood, and you'll find yourself consciously keeping yourself back from opting for round three—hey, you’ve got to get some rest. According to experts Opens a brand new Window., weight loss may be linked to increased testosterone levels and a heightened libido, and dropping just 10lbs is sufficient to stimulate intercourse hormones. What’s much more, fitting in your own workout every early morning also increases blood circulation to the pelvic region, further boosting your own drive.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I couldn't locate the ideal words to value this. This is genuinely one in a millions.
    best baby bassinet reviews

    ReplyDelete
  30. Actually I read it yesterday but I had some thoughts about it and today I wanted to read it again because it is very well written. Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh India

    ReplyDelete
  31. Similarly as you wouldn't take prescription yourself without having a known reason, the equivalent applies for your baby.Baby car seat buying guide

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lol this is really amazing about losing weight, trust me anybody can lose weight if they follow this.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Some people find specific herbal diet supplements effective while there are those who believe they are nothing but empty promises that seek to attract profits.curious the phen375 helped

    ReplyDelete
  34. A major round of praise for the incredibly composed blog.
    coccyx seat cushion

    ReplyDelete
  35. There are some general guidelines, rules of thumb, and ways of viewing a diet program that will allow you to decide, once and for all, if it's the right diet for you.healthnfitnessvigilante.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I think this vibro can be good for support health with diete 3 semaines avis and tout sur les abdominaux for new one.

    ReplyDelete
  37. It should be done when people can do with diete 3 semaines and for diete 2 semaines for the case.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. houston apetamin vitamin store near me

    ReplyDelete
  39. It is extremely nice to see the greatest details presented in an easy and understanding manner. teenage therapy

    ReplyDelete
  40. I recently visit across a fascinating website containing information on treating feline diabetes with natural herbs and supplements with the guidance
    SYSTEME DELIVRANCE,
    DESTRUCTEUR DE DIABÈTE,
    Tout sur les Abdominaux
    and
    La Diète 3 semaines, La Diète 2 semaines.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  41. hey mate, if you can do hard work, check this post, it will help you a lot
    exercise to lose weight

    but if you need yo buy weight loss program or product then click this link.
    buy cheap weight loss program

    Quyen (USA)

    ReplyDelete
  42. This is my first time visit to your blog and I am very interested in the articles that you serve. Provide enough knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful and don't forget, keep sharing useful info: chocolateslim.pro

    ReplyDelete
  43. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  44. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. http://chocolateslim.pro/vn.html

    ReplyDelete
  45. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. Great work. radiantly slim ingredients

    ReplyDelete
  46. It is extremely nice to see the greatest details,It should be done when people can do with diete 3 semaines

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hey, this day is too much good for me, since this time I am reading this enormous informative article here at my home. Thanks a lot for massive hard work. healthy salad dressing recipes weight loss

    ReplyDelete
  48. You might get bounty to eat, however in the event that it's anything but a legitimate equalization of decisions from every one of the five of the fundamental nutritional categories you might add fat to your body without creating the vitality to consume the calories and vitality to the cells to complete their capacities. Lijnzaad kopen

    ReplyDelete
  49. Really nice and interesting post. I was looking for this kind of information and enjoyed reading this one. Keep posting. Thanks for sharing. Trà Vy Tea

    ReplyDelete
  50. I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news Thank you very much for such an interesting post, and I meet them more often then I visited this site. weight loss before and after

    ReplyDelete
  51. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. diet

    ReplyDelete
  52. I recently came across your article and have been reading along. I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make readers read from the beginning to the end. I would like to read newer posts and to share my thoughts with you lemeilleurschoix.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I’m going to read this. I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing. and also This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. this is very nice one and gives indepth information. thanks for this nice article... 
    http://bit.ly/2McYI5l

    ReplyDelete
  54. Yet, what are you doing to avoid it? Here's another reality check: virtually any diet you pick which follows the basic concept of "burning" more calories then you consume - the well accepted "calories in calories out" mantra - will cause you to lose weight. steroids to lose weight fast

    ReplyDelete
  55. Such cases are not commonly upheld by clinical proof, and a few providers are under scrutiny by both the FDA and FTC. my review here

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great Post. Just Need This Post.I Have Read Your Article its Amazing Thanks For Sharing Your Knowledge..
    Best Single Pin Bow Sights

    ReplyDelete
  57. This approach is visually really most suitable. Every single one of microscopic highlights are intended by means of a number of heritage skills. I recommend the software quite a lot Chrysin powder

    ReplyDelete
  58. This article is designed to educate people on the proper way to obtain better health and maintain it for years to come.  Piriformis Syndrome

    ReplyDelete
  59. Health care is the judgment, analysis, cure and avoidance of illness, sickness, ailments, infections, injury, and other physical and cerebral deficiencies in humans. The Blood Pressure Solution

    ReplyDelete
  60. A healthy lifestyle begins with a healthy body. Americans have becoming increasingly unhealthy, sedentary, and unhappy in the last decade and rank relatively lower on the scale than other nations for overall healthiness and happiness. The two do often go hand in hand. Low Carb Cereal

    ReplyDelete
  61. Weight loss is conceivable with exercise and sound dinners alone, yet including great quality protein and building incline bulk will help you lose all the more rapidly, helping you to keep the weight off and stay solid.keto pills for fast weight loss

    ReplyDelete
  62. Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research. supplements for increase sperm

    ReplyDelete
  63. Wow, What a Excellent post. I really found this to much informatics. It is what i was searching for.I would like to suggest you that please keep sharing such type of info.Thanks baby

    ReplyDelete
  64. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. baby trend tri fold review

    ReplyDelete
  65. Back off of, as far as possible high fat nourishments, supplant red meat with lean poultry and fish, and drink bunches of water. Try not to skip suppers, particularly breakfast, as that is the dinner that awakens your digestion and makes it go for the remainder of the day. best product to lose Weight in USA today

    ReplyDelete
  66. While for certain individuals, health items may be seen as a guide to recuperation buy modvigil 200 mg over the counter without prescription

    ReplyDelete
  67. This is a good post. This post gives truly quality information. I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very useful tips are provided here. Thank you so much. Keep up the good works. www.yoursafetyspy.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. Loaded with superb and virtuosic words.Powerful is all that is in this blog.
    topweegschaal.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Umbrella

    ReplyDelete
  70. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. infant

    ReplyDelete
  71. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. kids electric toothbrush

    ReplyDelete
  72. Studies show that most patients that experience weight reduction medical procedure will lose between 50-70% of their abundance body weight inside the initial three years following their technique. IV Vitamin Therapy

    ReplyDelete
  73. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. this phenq article

    ReplyDelete
  74. Wow, cool post. I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real hard work to make a great article… but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. get likes on instagram app reddit

    ReplyDelete
  75. Regardless of the type of stroller you need, make sure you know that the safety of your baby is the most important thing. Parent’s rights

    ReplyDelete
  76. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. Big thanks for the useful info. how to lose weight

    ReplyDelete
  77. Additionally, the client figures for each of these, and other, social media systems give no indication of disappearing. smm panel

    ReplyDelete
  78. Eating three adjusted, direct parcel dinners a day-with the fundamental supper at early afternoon is a more powerful approach to anticipate corpulence than fasting or crash diets, john barban after dinner ritual which persuade the body that there is a progressing starvation.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Due to the reduction of calorie intake during the early periods of using any weight loss product and in particular those especially designed to "supposedly" facilitate quick fat reduction, ingredients manufacturers in the USA the body is forced to release and burn its stored glycogen for energy fuel.

    ReplyDelete
  80. This particular papers fabulous, and My spouse and i enjoy each of the perform that you have placed into this. I’m sure that you will be making a really useful place. I has been additionally pleased. Good perform! best mask marker

    ReplyDelete
  81. There are many common weight loss myths that people live by when it comes to their health. It is difficult at times to separate the weight loss myths and fact from what is true. Many sound true while others are just laughable. weight loss

    ReplyDelete
  82. Not only has it proven to help one weight loss organically, but it's all natural elements have made it the number one weight loss product in the market today.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Am Laura Mildred by name, i was diagnosed with Herpes 4 years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw Mr. Morrison Hansen post on how Dr. Emu saved him from Herpes with herbal medicine i contacted Dr. Emu on his Email: Emutemple@gmail.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me and told me how to use it, after 14 days of usage I went to see the doctor for test,then the result was negative, am the happiest woman on earth now thanks to Dr. Emu God bless you. Email him at: Emutemple@gmail.com Whats-app or Call him: +2347012841542 

    ReplyDelete
  84. The primary thing you have to change is to supplant your ordinary cooking oil with coconut oil and use it for cooking.
    62 kg to lbs

    ReplyDelete
  85. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. таблетки за отслабване

    ReplyDelete
  86. I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts. разделно хранене

    ReplyDelete
  87. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post. I will visit your blog regularly for Some latest post. Sexy Cop Outfits

    ReplyDelete
  88. This post is quite surprising for me because I am struggling hard to increase my baby weight and I wonder to read that people are struggling hard to lose their baby weight. Kindly give some suggestion to increase the baby weight. Dissertation Writing Service

    ReplyDelete
  89. Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our.simple wifi profits bonus

    ReplyDelete