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Lose the Baby Weight for Good: 18 Real Moms Tell You How

No more excuses! Here, our fave fitness and smart snacking tips (from real moms who tried them) are just the kick you need to slip back into your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans.
Stairs

No matter how much pregnancy weight you lose initially (many moms find the pounds melt off from breastfeeding and other post-delivery hormonal shifts that boost metabolism), eventually you hit that "why aren't my clothes getting any looser" plateau. Want to get rid of those won't-budge pounds? Here are 18 surprising strategies that helped these moms get slim again.

Step It Up
Mom: Megan; Highland Mills, New York
Lost: 25 pounds in 4 months


For the first few weeks after my baby was born, I kept her diaper changing station downstairs, which was easier while my body recovered from labor. But once I was all healed, I moved it to the second floor. This forces me to go up and down stairs to the nursery every time I need to change my daughter's diaper. Added calorie burn!