How to Lose Baby Weight Like a Celebrity

Set Realistic Goals

After nine months of pregnancy and weight gain, you may be quite anxious to get that weight off. As ready as you might be to lose weight, however, trying to do so at lightning-fast speeds like some celebrities do may be setting yourself up for discouragement. To avoid this, try to set realistic goals. Rather than setting your sights on getting into the clothing size of a model, try aiming for the largest clothing size you'd be happy with.
Remember, you can always set new goals later. Don't just focus on the number on the scale to track your improvements. Try to reward yourself as you reach these goals, maybe with a new outfit or a day at the spa -- things that make you realize you are making the steps in the right direction. 
Some helpful tips to help you lose those post-baby pounds may include:
  • Drink lots of water -- at least 8 to 10 glasses a day
  • Eat regular, small meals (skipping meals can slow down your metabolism)
  • Exercise, even if it means walking up and down the stairs a few extra times or parking at the far end of the lot and getting in those extra steps
  • Find exercise activities that you enjoy and try to do them for 30 to 45 minutes each day, even if you have to break it up into three 10-minute exercises.
Incorporating exercise with a proper diet can help you to see results faster.

Last Thoughts

While it can be impressive and inspiring to watch as celebrities drastically lose post-baby weight, it can be unrealistic and unhealthy for many women. The thoughts of dropping those pounds in record speed may be running through your head, but it may mean risking your healing process and milk supply if you are nursing. Many celebrity moms may feel the need to quickly lose that weight to get ready for their next movie, concert, or whatever, but you need to keep your focus on losing weight in a healthy manner that is right for you.
Your healthcare provider can help you find a sensible postpartum diet and exercise program that works with your schedule and your care for your little one. While you can commit yourself to dropping that baby weight, try to do it gradually and with care. Allow yourself some time to make those lifestyle changes and adjust to having a new addition to your family. Getting fit doesn't happen overnight; it is a daily lifestyle commitment to eating healthy and exercising. 
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