5 Ways to Get the Baby Weight to Melt Off
Eager to lose those extra pounds that haven't budged since your little bundle arrived? These tips will help
Nurse your baby, not your beerThere's a reason most Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place 30 minutes after Mommy and Me group. "Many mothers find a glass of wine or two -- or more -- at the end of the day to be relaxing," says Melinda Johnson, MS, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "But what they may not realize is that alcohol gives you extra calories fast, without helping you feel full." Even worse, those extra calories from alcohol tend to end up around your middle. (Hence the term "beer belly.") The solution? Stick with water. Not only is it calorie-free, but staying well-hydrated helps beat abdominal bloat.
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