Hi, My client recently had her 2nd baby about 2 months ago. She’s in her late 20s and an athlete. She lost weight very quickly after the first one, but despite all of her exercise and portion control, she’s not losing now (actually gained 2 pounds). She weaned off of breastfeeding and is trying to cut her carbs, but it’s challenging as a vegetarian.
Any advice on how to make the scale budge after a second kid?
Dropping weight after a baby can be difficult some times, mainly because the body reacts differently each time. There are so many factors to take into consideration, such as hormones, diet, sleep and many more. Being that she more than likely and should have cut back on training during the third trimester her weight gain could be due to muscle memory. She more than likely lost lean body mass during the end of her pregnancy and is just gaining it back. I can only imagine how hard it would be to cut carbs and not cut to many calories as a vegetarian, but this could also play a role in weight gain/loss. I would say just give it more time and continue to encourage and push her.