Let me start this post by first clarifying the title: there’s a reason it’s about losing baby weight “as a new parent” instead of just “as a mom.”
Believe me, the baby weight doesn’t only apply to mom.
Sure, moms will naturally have more weight after carrying a child – that’s just biology.
But what it doesn’t factor in are the first few weeks or months where both mom and dad are sleep deprived. And in many cases, being sleep deprived leads to less exercise and consumption of food that’s probably not good for you.
So this is a post for mom AND dad. 🙂
And I know that not all dads will gain weight during their partner’s pregnancy, but many do. (It’s what some refer to as ‘sympathy weight gain.’)
In fact, a British research firm found that fathers gain, on average, 14 pounds during their spouse’s pregnancy.
So now that we got that out of the way, let’s move onto how to lose baby weight fast as a new parent – we’ve got a few hacks that you’re probably going to find useful.