So, it’s been 5 and a half weeks. I’m feeling great. I’m back down to the same weight and sometimes a few pounds lighter than I was pre-pregnancy. How in tarnation is that possible?! I’ve been asked several times this week what the heck my secret sauce is, so I posted a quick video on vimeo.
Dali’s Secret Sauce to Losing Weight after Giving Birth from Dali Burgado on Vimeo.
The secret is diet. What you eat. There. I’m going through a lot of this in a chapter in my upcoming book, but in a nutshell, eating well with consistent activity. I eat a high protein and complex carbohydrate breakfast (usually 2-3 egg omelet with nitrate free turkey, spinach, cheese) and then oats or oatmeal (small serving). When I was pregnant and even before then I split my breakfast in two. I ate half of it at 7 am and then the other half at 10 am. But I’d have say a small side of potatoes, a three egg omelete and wheat toast. I’d eat half at 7am and then the other half at 10am right before the gym. In total, I ate and continue to eat 6-7 smaller meals a day. I also workout about 4-5 times a week.
I usually eat 30-45 minutes before the gym (complex carb for energy) and then something high protein after the gym.
I did not workout at all 4 weeks. I healed and then began doing circuits 2x last week and 3x this week.
What Can You Do to Drop Baby Weight Now?
Start getting used to making small gradual (or radical) changes to what you eat now and follow a workout program. I do my programs 12 weeks at a time-even during pregnancy. The key was that I stayed as consistent as I could before, during, and after pregnancy. That doesn’t mean I didn’t, and don’t, splurge on a cup of ice cream or a chocolate chip cookie while my family and I watch something on Netflix, but I am aware of what I’m eating, and the balance of the scale is high when it comes to the right foods.
Start a Food Journal
Start a diet journal and write down everything including what you ate, portion size, snacks, drinks. etc.
Comment below and let me know what the last meal you ate was. Be specific (include the condiments and sides if any). I can come up with a few substitutions for you, and you’ll notice the changes take shape once you make some changes in your meals and physical activity.
Dali Burgado is an Amazon #1 Best-selling Author of “Defeat It! A Woman’s Guide To Crushing Life’s Challenges And Finally Living The Fit Life”, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Weight Management Specialist, and Certified Group Fitness Instructor based in Stafford, VA. She does online and in-home personal training in Northern Virginia.