Your hormones are racing. Rolls are in places you didn't know existed. And you want to get your body back, but who has the time? New moms are busy. Postpartum women are overjoyed by the experience of welcoming a new addition to their lives. Simultaneously, they do dream of shedding the 20, 30,40, 50! pounds gained from the pregnancy…
To inspire new moms to lose the baby weight, we talked to Melissa O'Shea, Registered Dietitian at Exhale Spa in New York City. Melissa's work at Exhale Spa includes group seminars and individual meetings with women before and after their pregnancy.
Melissa's advice for new moms wanting to drop unwanted pounds from pregnancy -without compromising their health.
1. Make time for your food: Don't skimp on protein, it's what keeps you full the longest. A drop in blood sugar is what triggers cravings.
- Try to eat frequently, every 3-4 hours
- Meals should consist of about 400-500 calories
- Keep snacks between150-200 calories
- Overall, aim for