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Meal plans to help you lose the baby weight

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Bye bye baby blubber

Whether you've just had a baby or your kids are already teenagers, many moms struggle to lose their baby weight. Between juggling motherhood, your career and family time, we understand that your weight loss can often get knocked a few pegs down on the priority totem pole. So, we've devised an easy-as-pie meal plan to help you shed the extra pounds while still maintaining the energy to take care of your little ones.

Egg white omlet

 

Simply chose one meal from the following list per day. If you are nursing, allow yourself three items per day from the snacks list, in addition to the regular meals; see more details below. Mix it up and try them all!

Breakfast


Option 1

 

Banana/Strawberry smoothie

 

Blend the following together:

 

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 of a fat-free yogurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup ice

Light wheat or double fiber English muffin, toasted with 1 tsp. peanut butter

Option 2

 

1 cup grapes

 

Egg white omelette:

 

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 1/8 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 oz. light shredded cheese

(Sautee the vegetables in butter-flavored cooking spray until tender, then add egg whites until they set up, fold, and sprinkle with cheese)

 

1 slice whole-wheat toast with 1 tsp. strawberry jam

 

Option 3

 

1 packet instant oatmeal (mixed with water)

 

1/4 of a large cantaloupe with 1 tablespoon honey

 

8 oz. glass of orange juice

 

Option 4

 

3/4 cup high-fiber cold cereal with one cup fat free milk

 

1 apple

 

Next up: Light lunches


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