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One of the fastest ways to lose the baby weight is to start preparing in the third trimester. The third trimester is super long, and by the time I get there, I am so tired of being big! Even with gaining mostly belly weight, I still get impatient for my body to return to normal. Losing the baby weight can be super difficult, but there are some great little steps you can take in your third trimester to help you get there. I compiled my best 7 tips into a list, to help you as you prepare for baby to come!
First, start eating cleaner:
I have a free, clean eating challenge developed for breastfeeding mamas, but it is a wonderful decision for mamas in their third trimester too! By cleaning up your diet before baby arrives, you will be one step ahead in making sure you are getting nutrients for healing after birth too. Here are some awesome salad recipes that are healing for after birth too!
In my little program, I go over everything in more detail, with meals plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and much much more.
I walk you through healing your core, strengthening your pelvic floor and so much more. If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that goes over healing postpartum, properly nourishing your body for milk supply, a meal plan and recipes and workouts to lose the baby weight, please check out my new program, The Postpartum Cure. So many mamas are having tons of success with just the little bit of help and knowledge! I highly encourage you to check it out now, because I add more content monthly and increase the price as more information, videos and details are added! Here’s what one mama said in an email to me, just a week after using the program (these are her real emojis!),
I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!The information and the eating plan are both fantastic. I was so happy to hear that great waynof calorie counting when nursing! I have gotten my 3 day average and now I’m going to reduce by 100 calories today! Thanks so much!!
Third, start a walking routine:
I can’t tell you how wonderful walking is for helping your body heal after birth, and get things moving again after baby. I wrapped my babies up in a carrier either the Baby Bjorn or the LILLEbaby. The LILLEbaby ended up being easier on my shoulders as baby got bigger. By having the routine in place, it will be so much easier to get out and moving again once baby arrives.
Fourth, find your pelvic floor:
Also practice finding your pelvic floor because you will need to work on this prior to beginning a fitness routine after baby. By knowing how to activate and release your pelvic floor muscles, you will have a much easier time finding them again post-birth. I wrote a post on how to find your pelvic floor, and in my program we go over the correct way to do kegels, which is super important to know because there is a bit more to it than just squeezing your muscles.
Fifth, try protein shakes:
Protein shakes have been super helpful for me to get nutrition in quickly. I love this brand new lactation protein powder, which is so healthy, and it will start pumping up your milk before baby! Seriously, this is some good stuff, and I am super excited there are no chemicals, artificial flavors or sweeteners, and it will help you start getting used to protein shakes to help with weight loss. This is also a great protein powder that offers more of a sweet vanilla flavor, that is super clean for breastfeeding mamas, and it tastes great too. Both options have digestive enzymes to help you absorb the nutrients and digest the protein. Very important! With a new baby, it really helps to have a way to make something super healthy, one-handed. It is quick and easy, and you can take it on the go. It helps keep me from eating a whole box of goldfish or twenty packages of gummy snacks.
The third trimester feels so long, but it is a great time to start thinking about losing the baby weight, before baby is even here. It gives you something to focus on, while also helping you establish healthy habits that will help you lose the baby weight fast.