Lose That Baby Weight!

Perhaps one of the trickiest times physically in the life of a mother is the first year after baby is born. Even if mom was healthy throughout pregnancy, the body doesn’t exactly bounce back at lightning speed like many Hollywood stars would lead us to believe. The urge to do crash diets and exercise programs might be strong with all the extra layers mom packed on during pregnancy. This can be difficult, however, with the demands of new motherhood and the effort needed to recover from labor and delivery, especially in the first few months. For nursing mothers it is especially tricky, since it is recommended they consume at least 1500-1800 calories per day to maintain a healthy milk supply.
So what can new moms do to hasten the return to their pre-baby shape in a healthy way? There are loads of theories and guides to help mom lose the baby weight (with doctor’s permission, of course). Check out some of the many items owned by SCCLD that can help you on the path to safe weight loss post-baby, and reserve your copy today!
Body after Baby

Body after Baby (2006)
by Jackie Keller

In this book, Jackie Keller, a celebrity nutrition and health coach and the founder of NutriFit, offers a simple eating and workout program guaranteed to help every mom lose the extra weight after her baby is born.

Post-natal Pilates

Post-natal Pilates (2005)
DVD

Pediatrician endorsed, this fun 20-minute workout is designed to incorporate your 6 week - 6 months old baby into the exercises so you can get back in shape with the help of your baby.

The Baby Fat Diet

The Baby Fat Diet (2008)
by Monica Bearden

This book offers simple, easy-to-live-by health and nutrition tips that help women change the behaviors that make losing weight so difficult.

 

Lose That Baby Fat!

Lose That Baby Fat! (2006)
by La Reine Chabut

Written in a month-by-month format, this book provides new moms with a series of fitness benchmarks for the entire first year postpartum. Each chapter includes a list of what mom can expect her body to look and feel like each month and includes several 10-minute workouts designed to fit into a busy schedule.

Strollertime

Strollertime (2004)
DVD

This program was developed to give new moms the opportunity to exercise with their babies/toddlers along for the ride. It works for mom and it works for baby because baby is stimulated and entertained every step of the way.

 

The New Mom's Survival Guide

The New Mom's Survival Guide (2008)
by Jennifer Wider

Physician and mother Dr. Jennifer Wider offers advice on how to safely lose weight and exercise, as well as coping with other conditions that show up during or after pregnancy.

Postnatal Yoga

Postnatal Yoga (2004)
DVD

This program is designed to be both safe after childbirth and focused on muscles used in labor, delivery and caring for baby.

 

Lean Mommy

Lean Mommy (2007)
by Lisa Bruxman

Brings the proven techniques of Stroller Strides to moms everywhere, with a total fitness program for pre- and postnatal fitness and nutrition.

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