Topic: How I Lost My Pregnancy Weight in 3 Months, by a Celebrity Trainer
It wasn’t until I became a personal trainer and got pregnant that I started to learn about nutrition. I studied all throughout my pregnancy to eat well for my baby and when had my son, I set a goal for myself: to lose all of my baby weight in 4 months. I had read about all these celebrities and how fast they lost their pregnancy weight, sometimes losing it in 3 to 4 months.
I had to have an emergency C-section with my son, so that put me behind the eight ball with my goal. I couldn’t even walk much for 6 weeks. That meant I had to be even more diligent about my nutrition. I didn’t cut calories—I couldn’t because I was breastfeeding. I didn’t deprive myself, I just made small changes—like those detailed in my book Lose Weight like Crazy Even if You Have a Crazy Life! which has just been released in audiobook and is read by yours truly! You can order from Apple Books, Audible, or Google Play.
I wasn’t perfect. There were good days and hard days. There were times where the scale didn’t budge, and I felt like it was hopeless. I celebrated the small victories and I cried when I was frustrated, but ultimately, I trusted the process and the path that I was on. In the end, I lost all 36 pounds that I had gained in pregnancy plus 3 more for a total of 39 pounds. And I did it not in my 4-month goal but in 3 months and 4 days. It can be the same for you. Here’s how I did it. You can use these same tips no matter what kind of weight you want to lose.
I gave up my sugar-packed cereal in favor of eggs, whole-wheat toast, and sometimes veggies for breakfast. I cut way back on the amount of sugar I put in my morning coffee. I read food labels, and I was especially diligent about avoiding high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS increases inflammation and can raise your blood sugar, eventually putting you at risk for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Clean the house of unhealthy foods that tempt you. Start with the boxes and bags. Get rid of all that processed food. And double-check those foods that you think are healthy by checking the ingredients list and nutrition facts. Look for sodium, sugars, processed flours, and a whole bunch of ingredients (i.e. chemicals) that you can’t pronounce. I stopped eating granola bars 2 to 3 times a day as a “healthy snack” and instead ate fruit or vegetables.
Topic Discussed: How I Lost My Pregnancy Weight in 3 Months, by a Celebrity Trainer