Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

I had five children between 1974 and 1982, so I know what you are living. Breastfeeding was great for me. Knowing that my body had prepared itself to nourish my baby for at least nine months, it made sense to use that nourishment and not let it just sit there. --Mary Ann

I took my weight off with breastfeeding and a low-carb diet with lots of water. --iVillager

Schedule alone time

If you have other small children, you might consider hiring a sitter three times a week for an hour or two so you can go to an aerobics class or do some other physical activity you enjoy. --Ann

If your husband is willing to help out with the baby, set aside time for yourself. It's a great getaway -- no interruptions, no phone calls. --Teri

You need some time alone. When you put the baby down for a nap, pop in an exercise video. Or when your husband gets home, leave him with the kids and head out for a walk. --iVillager

Try Weight Watchers

I started doing Weight Watchers, and the points system is very easy. It gave me the results I wanted to see, and I didn't feel deprived. --iVillager

I have just started the Weight Watchers diet. The 1-2-3 plan is easy. I have three children and do not have a lot of time. The packaged meals save time and worry, and they are good. When I am in a hurry I just grab a frozen dinner and go. --iVillager

If you are nursing, Weight Watchers has a version of the program that allows for very consistent, slow weight loss while still maintaining your milk supply. If you're not nursing, the program works even faster, and it's a cinch to follow. --Tani Spielberg

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