5 months after having baby Louis, I found myself weighing less on the scales than I did before I was pregnant. I’ve had many people asking me how I managed to loose the baby weight so quickly, so in the hope that it may help others, I thought my post pregnancy weight loss method may help you, whether or not you are trying to shift post-baby weight or just trying to shift a few stubborn pounds.
While I’ve always advocated eating a healthy, balanced diet, I ran into some trouble when breastfeeding Louis. When he was 8 weeks old he wasn’t gaining enough weight. Part of me thinks this is a nonsense as breastfeed babies weight measurements may not form a perfect line on a chart, but I also wondered if changing my diet would make any difference.
I visited my local healthfood shop and asked how I could increase the amount of protein in my diet. I am a vegetarian, so the only source of protein for me is primarily through eggs, dairy, nuts and pulses. I was recommended hemp protein and spirulina. Every day for breakfast, I made myself a smoothie containing hemp protein, spirulina, half a banana, berries, rice or almond milk and vanilla essence.
Around the same time, I started hot yoga classes as well. By going once a week, I felt this would tone up my muscles and firm the loose skin that had formed around my tummy.
The weight started to fall off. Without thinking about it, I was easily loosing 2/3 lbs a week. I found I craved sweet foods less and barely had an appetite for lunch, yet my energy levels were steady, my nails and hair were strong and healthy and my skin and eyes looked bright. Louis weight increased rapidly over a month. Six months later, I am still making hemp and spirulina smoothies every day. Baby Louis is huge and another benefit is that I rarely pick up colds and flu.