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?
Second baby weight is the hardest to lose, not impossible just a little more work. Hormones play a big key sometimes women will go into a sort of temporary hypothyroid problem last about a year and is all the hormones balancing out getting her body back to normal. During this time carb control is necessary and increasing her intensity on her workouts meaning longer workouts. Interval training is a great way that you can incorporate the weight training for toning with the cardio she needs it burns more calories, fun and overall more efficient. I would keep encouraging her to eat more greens and protein and stay away from carbs from pastas and breads. I personally lost my second baby weight doing a combination of spinning and weight training. Doing intervals of spin, off the bike and weights. Great workout and weight dropped quick also toning my body!