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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


2 ounces fish served with 1/3 cup brown rice.


1/2 to 1 cup cooked vegetables such as asparagus, spinach, green beans zucchini, broccoli or cauliflower.


Option 2


4 to 6 ounces tofu prepared and served with 1/3 cup cooked couscous.


1 cup salad greens with tomato, onion, carrots, 1 ounces shredded cheese served with 1 tablespoon reduce-fat salad dressing.


Option 3


2/3 cup cooked whole grain pasta served with 1/2 cup tomato sauce, sautéed vegetables such as zucchini, yellow squash, onion and spinach, and 1/8 cup parmesan cheese.


Option 4


2 to 3 ounces very lean beef or pork, grilled and served with 1/2 cup sweet potatoes mashed.


1 cup raw vegetables served with 1/4 cup hummus for dipping.


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