Having a baby is a wonderful and exciting time. Your family is growing, and new experiences are around every corner. For many women, however, having a baby can lead to weight gain that is difficult to shed. Here are some tips to help you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape.
1. Treat Yourself to a Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeovers can help new moms look and feel their best. You may want to include cellulite therapy, hair removal and a facial treatment.
Practitioners may use targeted light therapy to shrink fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite in a safe, effective, and painless treatment. Besides taking time out for yourself to relax, you should expect to see smoother skin, reduced cellulite, and a smaller waistline after each treatment session.
You may want to visit a laser spa to remove unwanted hair that you haven’t been able to attend to while pregnant. This type of spa often provides a very relaxing environment that can help you rejuvenate.
Having a mommy makeover can be a huge confidence booster for new moms. Having your brows tweaked and your makeup done by a professional can help you feel like a new person.
2. Eat Smart
Your body has gone through a lot during your pregnancy, and your nutritional needs as a new mom are important, especially if you are breastfeeding. Consider hiring a nutritionist to help you set healthy and realistic food goals. They can provide expert advice on the healthiest food choices, meal/snack ratios, and dieting pitfalls new moms should steer clear of.
3. Move More
New moms may feel too worn out to even think about exercise, but eating right won’t shed those pounds on its own. You also need to get up and move. So break out the new jogging stroller and head to a local park.
A surprise benefit from added exercise is that you will actually boost your mood and increase your energy levels, making this a win-win weight loss option. Plus, including your new baby in your weight loss journey can help remind you how worth it those extra pounds are.
Ultimately, set realistic goals and don’t expect too much, too fast. It took you nine months to put on that baby weight, and it may take just as long to take it off.