Losing the baby weight

There is a tremendous amount of pressure in society to lose the “baby weight” after you give birth. I do think it’s important to lose the weight but I do think that there should not be a time limit on it. Goals are nice but not always reality.

I have officially lost all my baby weight (40lbs). It took me 5 months. It probably would have taken less if I ate a little better in January/February. I started eating a modified “keto” diet. I make keto-friendly foods (since that is what my husband eats) but stay under 50 grams of carbs. I noticed if I eat less that 50, my milk supply starts to decrease (I’m still breastfeeding) and if I eat more than that, my weight loss tapers off.

As with any diet or healthy eating plan, working out optimizes results. I run every other night and do body weight exercises on the nights that I don’t run. I’m still on weight lifting restrictions from the doctor.

I’ve got 10 pounds to my ideal weight. I’m so close that I can feel my “skinny” jeans on already!!

2 thoughts on “Losing the baby weight

  1. What a difference between my parents generation and ours. Or at least if I talk about this with my mother she would literally slap me. No offense to your post, I did find it interesting how different times and people obviously is changing. Hopefully for the good, hopefully…… and I´m sure you´re looking great

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  2. I did lose the final 10 pounds. Times are definitely changing. I think weight and health should be talked about more. Healthy eating habits should be taught in schools, especially when parents don’t practice this in their homes. I’m supportive of body positivity but when you are clearly an unhealthy weight, it shouldn’t be celebrated.

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