Here's how to lose those 10-20 leftover pregnancy pounds that refuse to go away after you've given birth.
First, I must say that this isn't some quick fix. At this point, you don't want a quick fix weight loss since your body is in a delicate position. So I'm going to give you a short list of things you can do to safely lose weight in a healthy manner.
1. Eat baby food
Yep, you heard right. It's not just for your baby. This is a cheap, high quality, small-portioned snack that's ideal for new mothers. I like the banana puree myself. If you could just replace snacks with a small jar of baby food... this small step will have a big impact on your weight loss. By itself it's not much, but when added to other small steps, it works awesome.
2. Take fish oil pills
Not only are the healthy omega 3 fats in this good for your baby's brain development if you're breast feeding, they're also good for weight loss... for you. Since our modern diets are almost devoid of these omega 3 fats, bringing these up to par goes a long way towards creating a balance between omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 fats in your body.
This balance is ideal for weight loss. Depending on the quality of the pill, you'll probably want to take between 6-10 grams of fish oil pills each day for a weight loss effect.
3. Eat 3-4 scrambled eggs and 1/2 can of black beans every morning
This is big because it sets up the rest of your day. If you start off right (with a high protein, high fiber meal), it'll be easier for you to breeze through the day without your body trying to play calorie catch-up using convenient high calorie foods and snacks that are bad for you.
A lot of your bad eating habits can be directly traced to either skipping breakfast or eating a bad breakfast. Make this 1 change and your body will reward you almost immediately with weight loss.
That's how you can lose 10-20 pounds of that leftover pregnancy weight without suffering or feeling like you're being punished for trying to lose weight. Nothing is unhealthy about it, so give it a 1 week test-drive and prove it to yourself.