Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby
  
Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby
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Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby


What about calories?

When breast feeding, your body needs more calories in order to produce milk.

Sadly this isn't an excuse to eat what you like. Luckily as Vicky Warr, Pregnancy and Postnatal fitness expert from Greatvine says: "The ability to burn fat increases when you breastfeed and it can help with weight loss.

"Avoid dieting, as you need nutrients - make sure you have good nutrient based food in your cupboards - soups and salads and fresh fruit, yogurt and nuts and seeds."

Andy Elliott, fitness expert from Health Club TV says: “During pregnancy you should only consume between 300-500 kcal per day extra and if you're training alongside this, losing weight post pregnancy will be 100 times easier.

"If this is not the case post pregnancy you should reduce kcal by 250 per day and aim to burn between 200-350 per day to aid a healthy weight loss.”

To burn calories and build muscle try buggy classes with other moms - they're a great way to meet new friends whilst getting your baby some fresh air too.

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Health and Fitness Editor
06/25/2013
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