Lisa Allen wearing TopShop, Citizens of Humanity and Sam Edelman in Solana Beach, CA

Tips to Slim Down Post Baby

Losing baby weight is no easy task! For me, it takes a solid 9-10 months to get back to where I started and another 3-4 months after that to tone up. Today I’m sharing a few tips that I have helped me slim down post baby with all of my girls.

Tips For Losing The Baby Weight:

1.Set realistic goals. What works for me, may not work for you. And vice versa. I was sure I’d leave the hospital at least 20 lbs lighter( I gained 45 lbs) after having Ozzy, but I only lost 7 pounds initially. This was frustrating. Then I remembered not in my 20’s anymore. 30’s and childbirth are much different. So instead of focusing on the scale, I chose to focus on how I felt and how my clothes fit.

2.Do you know what is hard for me? Drinking water. For real. I drink on average 12-20oz a day of water, that’s it. It’s terrible. I’ve been working on increasing my water intake by adding fruit to my water and using this bottle. If I keep water with me all day long, I’m more likely to drink it. Water keeps you hydrated and makes your workouts more efficient and gives you more energy. Staying hydrated also helps boost your metabolism!

3.Be consistent. It’s really easy for me to justify not working out. I mean.. I have four kids, I work full time..I’m busy. This is why going to Orange Theory and BodyRok keep me on track. Not only are there membership fees, but if I miss a class I’ve signed up for, there are also added fee’s to that. I hate wasting money, so if I sign up, I go. I take 5 minutes on Sunday and sign up for all my classes for the week.

4.Belly Bandit. It helps shrink your belly and waist, and realign your hips, post baby. THIS one is great for the first 4 weeks and then I moved onto THIS one. Don’t feel defeated if you can’t get it on right after delivery like many of the reviews say they did. I ordered the smallest size due to my pre-pregnancy size and couldn’t get the velcro to even touch till 2 weeks postpartum. Or.. just be smarter than me and order two sizes, bigger for right away and the next size down once your body begins to move back into place. I did the belly bandit method for about 6 weeks total. More than anything it really helped support my back and hips.

5.Meal prep and plan! Keeping healthy food around the house like last nights CEVICHE, PROTEIN BALLS, PROTEIN GUACAMOLE and making simple SALADS  SOUPS and all help me stay on track.

Bonus: I’ve never shared this tip publicly before. Are you ready? Once my babies are about 2 weeks old and I’m walking around fine I do this: at every feeding (every 2-3 hours) I try and do 10 modified pushups( I think I could only do 5 at a time until week 4 with Ozzy) and 10 squats. Seems silly, huh? If you think about it, those add up really quick considering you are feeding so often. After a month increase your squats to 20. Once you’re ready to do abs, add a few sit ups or a 30-60 second plank in. I’ve learned little things throughout the day not only help me get back in shape, but also increase my energy and give me endorphins.slim down post baby Lisa Allen wearing TopShop, Citizens of Humanity and Sam Edelman in Solana Beach, CA

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10 Comments

  • Reply Angie November 28, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Great post, thanks for sharing. Question for you: are you still wearing your belly bandit and how long do you plan to wear it? What are your thoughts on waist training? You look beautiful Mama! xo

  • Reply Lisa Allen November 28, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    I did the bellybandit for 6 weeks in total after Ozzy. Some wear it for much longer. Personally I don’t believe in waist training as a long term solution. Belly Bandit is not long term either. It’s a great way to help your hips go back while your body still has the relaxin hormone in the system, but it won’t take the place of a good diet and exercise. Again, this is just my opinion. Thanks for being here xxo

  • Reply Aubrey Fenton November 28, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    So glad you did a post on this!! Thank you!

    • Reply Lisa Allen November 28, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      thanks for reading!

  • Reply Mickelle November 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    thanks for the tips!! Just had my baby 6 weeks ago so great timing. Love the last tip about the push ups and squats!!

    • Reply Lisa Allen November 28, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      Congrats on your baby!

  • Reply Tandi November 28, 2017 at 9:27 PM

    Hi 👋 I just wanted to add that after my first c section I was afraid to use the belly bandit but it actually really helped me feel more supported while I healed…

    • Reply Lisa Allen November 28, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      I agree, the support is really important. xxo

  • Reply Gina November 29, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    I’m due any second now and really appreciate the tips for after baby boy comes. Thank you Lisa!!

  • Reply Julia K November 30, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    Thanks for all the tips, Lisa! I’m 4 months pregnant and already thinking of all the ways to bounce back once I give birth! How did you like the Mima stroller? That’s on our list to buy!

    xo, Julia

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