We've all seen the photos: beaming celebrity moms holding their adorable babies and sporting postpregnancy bodies that are fit for bikinis. It's frustrating to see gorgeous celebrity moms who seem to effortlessly bounce back to their pre-baby weight and tone. Well, we can't all be Cindy Crawford.
You can get healthy and fit after your baby is born. But any woman who has gained excess weight during pregnancy knows that simply wanting to get into shape won't be enough. You're going to have to work at it. Not any one weight-loss method works for all women, but there are sensible tips all new moms should follow. Here, professional dietitians and trainers give the skinny on what to do to lose those postpregnancy pounds:
Additional reporting by Pamela Stock
Reviewed 2/02 by Jane Forester, MD
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