Health Update: New Tricks to Ditch the Baby Weight

Cut Down on TV Time

Trading in your Regis and Kelly addiction for a turn with the stroller may have major, major payoffs for moms looking to shed those just-won't-budge pounds. According to Harvard University researchers, women who watch less than two hours of TV, walk at least 30 minutes a day, and eat a diet low in trans fats are about 75 percent less likely to retain their last 10 or so pregnancy pounds than those who don't.

You hear this over and over, but "even though walking is such a simple act, the payoff adds up when you do it often enough," says study author Emily Oken, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention. Plus, for new moms who hate leaving baby behind, it's a great way to spend time together without shrinking your weight-loss goals.

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