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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.


Option 1


1 cup raw vegetables


Turkey roll-ups:  1 ounce turkey, one-ounce slice of cheese wrapped in lettuce


2 tablespoons reduced-fat salad dressing (to use as dip for the vegetables and roll ups)


Option 2


Salad with hard-boiled egg, one ounce of shredded cheese, and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumber, onion, broccoli and carrot tossed with 1 tablespoon olive oil and splash of red wine vinegar.


20 shelled pistachios

Option 3


One 6-inch whole-wheat tortilla spread with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayo and topped with lettuce, 2 ounces of chicken, and 1 ounce of cheese.


3/4 cup blueberries


Option 4


Sandwich with 1 ounce very lean beef or pork, 1 slice bread or two slices reduced-calorie whole grain bread, Dijon mustard, tomato slices and lettuce.


1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce


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