With the royal baby due any day for the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is no doubt looking forward to what every pregnant woman looks forward to (next to the baby, of course)- getting back to her pre-pregnant body! As a mother, I can attest that no matter how well you exercised and ate right during your pregnancy, you’re still left with a body you fear you will never recover from once you deliver your baby. With hard work and determination, you can lose weight, shape-up, and achieve a post-baby body that is better than the body you had before you got pregnant! Here are my two tried-and-true tips for losing weight and getting in shape after pregnancy:
Low Carbohydrate Diet
It is your natural reaction after you deliver your baby to borderline starve yourself so you will lose weight quickly but this will almost always prove to be counter-productive. Since newborn babies require so much time and energy, your metabolism will bottom out and cling to your fat if you try to deprive yourself of food. I recommend having a low carbohydrate/high protein diet to jump start your metabolism. I went on the South Beach Diet and it worked wonders for me. I lost 25 pounds in a little over a month following the low carb and high protein formula. Kate Middleton will likely turn to the Dukan Diet, the diet she employed to slim-down for the royal wedding, which is extremely similiar to the South Beach Diet and Atkins Diet- they all run off the same formula: low carbohydrates+high protein=weight loss.
Kate Middleton’s Weight Loss on the Dukan Diet
My best exercise tip for any woman who wants to lose weight and get in shape after pregnancy is to do yoga. I recommend yoga to everyone. As a 31-year-old female, I have tried every exercise program or fad that is inexistence, and yoga is the best thing I have found for weight loss and toning muscles. I have one yoga dvd in particular that I love, the first yoga dvd put out by MTV, which is a variation of a popular style of yoga, vinyasa. Vinyasa yoga gives you a little heated cardio to help blast calories and boost the metabolism. After I had my first child, I did yoga with this video every evening. My body looked better than it ever had! I had muscles that were toned that I did not even know existed! Yoga is easy, relaxing, and in my opinion, a miracle worker when it comes to whipping your body into shape.
I only have two tips because these two things, a low-carbohdrate diet and yoga, are all you need to lose weight and get in shape after pregnancy. Kate Middleton will no doubt get back to her pre-pregnancy body in no time and you can too. I promise that if you turn to these two things, your body will look better than before you got pregnant!