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12/2/11 4:23 P
My advice is to follow the spark program - Log your food (Spark is not about low-carb - but moderate carb, which I think is more effective) - Log your exercise - Drink plenty of water - Eat plenty of fruit and vege - Get plenty of sleep
This last one is especially important for a new mother.
The old adage '9 months on, 9 months off' is worth remembering too. In the media we are bombarded with images of women who are modelling lingerie 4 weeks after giving birth. Not realistic, not healthy for mother - and not ideal, since the baby should be the main focus initially.
You are doing great, and you will get there, all the best.
Fitness Minutes: (258,090)
12/2/11 12:39 P
Hi, SAFSOOFEH ! Congratulations on your brand new baby. Losing the baby weight isn't easy. Pregnancy does change a woman's body. So, don't beat on yourself if your figure doesn't end up being exactly the way it was prior to having the little cutie pie.
One thing I would ask you is whether or not you've been logging your food choices ? Studies have shown that people who log their food lose more weight than those who don't. If you're not logging your food, you may find that helpful. While you may think you're eating right, perhaps your portions are bigger than you think. Of course, you may not be eating enough. Women are notorious for drastically cutting their calories in hopes that that will speed up their weight loss.
Well, eating too little can actually hinder a person's weight loss, not help it. So, do make sure you're eating wholesome foods that nourish your body. Are you breastfeeding ? Breastfeeding changes the equation too. If you're not breastfeeding, you might try logging your food to start.
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46,222 12/2/11 12:16 P
Congrats on the new baby.
While working out 30 minutes 3 times a week is a great start, studies show that in order for one to lose weight need
-2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate intensity activity a week OR
-1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous activity per week OR
A combination of the two. This is to maintain a level of physical activity.
When you increase the amount to 300 minutes (5 hours) of moderate activity or 150 minutes (2 hrs 30 min) of vigorous activity per week OR a combo of both you will receive added health benefits.
Just remember, too, that where we store our fat is genetically pre-determined, just like your hair and eye color, so spot reduction is not very effective, that doesn't mean you can't be the healthiest you, you can be.
I hope this helps! Coach Nancy
Add in 2 sessions of full body resistance training per week and you should be good to go.
I honestly do not know what is wrong with me. I had my second baby 5 months ago (I am 31 y/o) and it seems to me that its impossible for me to lose the baby weight I had put on. I now stuck with additional 10 pounds that I am unable to get rid of. My upper part (bust and belly and perfect now), but my hips, thighs and buttocks are extremely big now. all my old shirts fit perfectly but my pants are not ofcourse. Please let me know what to do as I am using my cross trainer for 30 minutes 3 times a week and following a strict low carb diet. Any tips?
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