12 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

As magical as pregnancy is, most women worry they'll never see their toes again. But luckily, tried-and-true, simple changes make the difference in getting back into shape. To be successful, you need to know what obstacles you'll face and how to plan around them. These tips will help you take off the pounds.

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Tom Garrett

Take advantage of your increased awareness of nutrition to learn how to read labels -- and treat yourself with the same respect as you do your child. In other words, don't eat anything you wouldn't want her to eat. In general, you're better off eating fewer processed foods and more whole foods. But for those times when you reach for a packaged snack, read the list of ingredients; if there's any hint of hydrogenated fats, put it down. These fats, also known as trans fats, can clog your arteries, leading to heart disease. And if any type of sugar (corn syrup, honey, and dextrose are among the many aliases) is one of the first three ingredients, move on to something else. Eating a high-sugar snack will just trigger a craving for more.

Exercise With Baby: Biceps
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