Friday, 22 August 2014

How Celebrities Banish The Baby Weight

We all see the images in magazines of celebrities running down the beach in their bikinis looking toned and slim just weeks after giving birth....but how do they do it?!

Let's take a look at how 5 celebrity mums used 5 different approaches to tone up their new Mama bodies.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Celebrities such as Halle Berry swear by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine throughout their pregnancies in order to avoid any unnecessary weight gain. 
Halle worked out regularly until she was 7 and a half months pregnant with daughter Nala, and was back to her personal trainer within weeks of the birth using a mix of calorie-burning cardio and weight training to ban the baby bulge. 
(Any exercise undertaken during pregnancy should always be done only after consulting your Doctor or Midwife.)

Delivered To Your Door Diets

Combining life with a newborn and cooking healthy meals can be a challenge for any new mum, and celebrities are no delivery services can be an ideal solution to this problem.
Actress Tori Spelling swore by the Nutrisystem diet to shift the post-baby pounds after the birth of her first son Liam.
Diet plans such as Nutrisystem deliver balanced nutritional pre-prepared breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks which mean that Mums don't have the temptation of quick-fix calorie-laden snacks when time is short...many new mothers find this extremely helpful, particularly while baby is very young.

Diet Aids

Reality TV star Luisa Zissman admitted to spending years struggling to lose her "mummy tummy" following the birth of daughter Dixie and after 3 years of trying various diets and exercise regimes, Luisa decided to try out diet aid Raspberry Ketone pills which she credits with helping her to finally shift the baby weight.
Diet pills are often prescribed in the treatment of clinically obese patients but there are so many on the market that it can be difficult to understand the benefits and concerns that each one brings.
Online comparison guides can be very useful when deciding on whether a diet aid is right for you, here is one I have found to be very comprehensive:

Post Baby Workouts

Heidi Klum was famously back in her bikini on the catwalk just FIVE WEEKS after giving birth to her fourth child. In order to do this, Heidi stuck to rigorous daily 2 hour long workouts with her personal trainer David Kirsch.
Heidi also stuck to the strict Ultimate New York Diet - cutting out alcohol, white bread and other starchy carbs, coffee, dairy, certain fruits, and unhealthy saturated and trans fats.
Most new mothers would probably find two hour daily workouts and such a strict diet to be rather unrealistic following the birth of a child but of course it's worth remembering that Heidi's figure is her livelihood and the more "normal" new mothers among us needn't feel such pressure to slim back down so rapidly.

Structured Diet Plans

Following a structured diet plan such as Weight Watchers or Slimming World can help people to stay focused, and the weekly group sessions can give the motivation you need to stay on track....they can also be an ideal way for new mums to get some "Me time" once a week for an hour.
Jenny McCarthy became exasperated after months of workouts and strict diets following her weight gain after the birth of her son, and turned to Weight Watchers to help her shift her last 50 lbs of baby weight. She loved the fact that she could still allow the occasional treat while losing weight at a steady pace.

No matter how you choose to work on your post-baby body, just remember that it's not a race....a healthy and balanced approach is always the best way.

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