Help me lose my baby weight

Weight loss after pregnancy can be slow - here's how to lose those excess inches.

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Help me lose my baby weight

It can be hard to shift those extra pounds you gained during pregnancy, but do not despair. It is not a good idea to think about losing weight before your six-week postnatal check.

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The key is a combination of healthy eating and exercise. If you are breastfeeding, you need extra calories to help produce milk so do not restrict your food intake. 

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Help me lose my baby weight

Include at least five portions of fruit and veg in your daily diet, plus lean meat, poultry, low-fat dairy, fish and starchy foods such as pasta.

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Help me lose my baby weight

Replace high-calorie foods with lower-calorie versions – switch from whole to skimmed milk, have sparkling water instead of cola, and salad or veg instead of chips.

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Help me lose my baby weight

Aim to lose no more than 1 to 2lb a week. This adds up to 1 stone in three months – and you’re more likely to keep the weight off that you’ve shed slowly.

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Help me lose my baby weight

Be guided by your appetite – eat when you feel hungry and stop when you are full.

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