Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

Eat several small meals a day

I'm a mother of three, and my children are all one and a half years apart. I weighed 135 when I started and over 200 by the time my last child was born. I am now 134 pounds. I drink a lot of water and occasional soft drinks and have four small meals a day. Stay away from sugar and from bread in the evening with dinner and snacks. --angie

Even though you want to lose weight, you have to be patient and good to yourself. You must eat several small meals a day. If you don't eat an adequate amount of food, your body realizes it's not going to receive any nutrition for a while, so it stores up all the fat from the food you've eaten. You lose more weight eating than by starving yourself. --iVillager

Water

Drink a glass of water before you eat anything. I often think I'm hungry when I'm really thirsty. If you are nursing, you need adequate calories, so the most important things are water and regular exercise. --Ann

I drink lots of water and eat three good meals a day. --iVillager

I lost 50 pounds by the time my daughter was one year old. I gained 85 during my pregnancy, and that last 35 has been very difficult now that she is a toddler. Drink lots of water and eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. I know it is the same advice that everyone is offering, but it really works. --dst4lyfe

Enlist the help of your other children

If you have older children, have them help you out. Tell them that you want to eat better and work on meal plans together. And since exercise will help burn off some of your calories, try adding a family walk into your schedule. --iVillager

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