How To Lose Baby Weight Fast: How I lost the Baby Weight in 8 Weeks!

Have you been trying to lose the baby weight, but can’t seem to find the time to workout?

I totally get it because I’ve been there myself.

I‘m sure finding a postpartum weight loss diet that you can stick to, seems like an impossible task with everything else you may have going on.

Losing weight as a mom can be such a daunting topic to discuss, but it certainly doesn’t have to be.

As moms, we tend to have so much pressure on us to get things done, and the thought of having to lose baby weight on top of that is not exactly motivating. 

I have always heard it was hard to lose baby weight but especially after having your second child, which ended up being the case for me.

After I had my son (the first child), I loss most of my baby weight but still wasn’t back down to my pre-pregnancy weight.

How to Lose Baby Weight Fast

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Once I had my daughter, it seemed as though I would never get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

Those stories I had always heard about not losing weight after your second child were coming true.

I tried not to allow the frustration of my weight get to me because I knew the doctor said “give your body six months to bounce back after having baby,” but even after six months, I still wasn’t satisfied with my weight.

Now I have never been over weight or anything, I just didn’t feel comfortable at my weight after my daughter.

I always felt sluggish and heavy, although I was still taking my prenatal vitamins.

I since switched to a better quality multi vitamin.

So what exactly did I do to lose my baby weight naturally? Well it actually happened accidentally.

Let me explain!

I breastfed my daughter and discovered she had eczema and a pretty bad dairy allergy at the time.

Here’s a pic of how inflamed her arms were at 3 months.
Giving us baby tude. Here’s another pic of how inflamed her arms were at 3 months.

Her skin would breakout with patches of dry irritated areas and she would scratch at them obsessively, which caused her to start bleeding. 

This led me to the conclusion that I was the cause for my daughters dry irritated skin. I was what they call a serious “cheese head.”

I ate cheese on top of cheese if you know what I mean, but I knew I had to make a change for the sake of my baby girl’s skin.

How I Lost the Baby Weight in 8 Weeks

In order to help my daughter’s skin, I made the decision to cut dairy completely out of my diet until I was done breastfeeding, which ended up being for six months.

This was definitely one of  the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, but it was so rewarding!

Her skin cleared up tremendously and I lost my baby weight pretty fast

I ended up losing 15 pounds which put me back down to my pre-pregnancy weight before my son!

This all happened within just 8 short weeks

I had not been at that weight for three years, so this was a true victory for me!

Just by making that small decision to be selfless, in return, I lost my baby weight naturally without even trying to do so.

I believe this was God’s way in blessing me for being a blessing to my daughter by making that small, but crucial decision.

So, if you want to lose your baby weight fast, I would recommend you gradually cut back on dairy and foods high in carbs

You can do this mama! You just gave birth to a human! A change in diet is no big deal.

What we eat before we get pregnant, during pregnancy, and after pregnancy, plays a huge role in how our overall health will be.

This was not something I really gave much thought before getting pregnant, but now that I know how important it is for us to eat, (especially while breastfeeding!), I make an effort to eat what is in the best interest of my baby.

To help you eat a healthier diet post baby, I have created a FREE cheat sheet of all the foods you should eat after giving birth.

This list of healthy weight loss foods will help with your postpartum recovery as well as give your baby the nutrients he or she needs while breastfeeding.

I hope this helps any mama wanting to lose their baby weight.

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

Do you have a baby weight loss story that can help other moms lose weight? Please share below!

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  1. Oh my goodness, I’m thinking my baby is reacting to dairy too- nothing drastic, but it makes me sad to think I’ll be cutting out dairy for so long! I LOVE cheese way too much. Haha! OH well, I eat so much dairy, it will probably be really good for me to cut it out of my diet. Hopefully it helps the baby too!!

    1. LOL Trust, I know the feeling! It was literally one of the hardest things I had to do, but was very rewarding for us both. You could just cut dairy for a week and see if that clears up baby’s skin. And if so, then you know that’s the cause. It gets much easier once you do if for awhile.

  2. I am 32 weeks pregnant so absolutely already starting my research on losing baby weight so I love this article! I have a love for carbs so that will definitely be a challenge I will face! Thank you

    1. Hi Brittany! I’m so glad you found this helpful. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Carbs can definitely be something hard to cut out so I would gradually cut back on it so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. There are also tons of carb substitute recipes out there, like cauliflower.

      Here’s a link where you can find several recipes using cauliflower.

      I hope this helps!

  3. Truth be told my oldest is 8 and youngest is 6 and I have still not successfully lost the baby weight. Good for you for prioritizing your babies health and as an added bonus losing the weight, Also the pics of your baby so cute.

    1. Hi Marna, I know what you mean. It’s certainly not an easy thing to do but it is possible. I don’t know if you’ve tried cutting back on dairy or carbs, but it really does make a huge difference with losing weight.

      Thank you so much for the complement! I miss her being so little!

  4. Had to cut out on dairy too and after two weeks it wasn’t to bad. There is tons of alternatives and recipes out there.

  5. This was the sign I needed to officially eliminate dairy from my diet! I’ve been talking about it, but haven’t put it into action yet lol. How did you transition to being dairy- free?

    1. Hey Ashley, Oh wow! Yes, it can be daunting to think about but so rewarding in the end. I made the decision to stop so I did it cold turkey LOL, which I don’t recommend because it was really hard doing it that way.

      I would recommend you just gradually cut back on dairy. For example, you can eat dairy in one meal a day, then every other day, then once a week, then eventually, cut it completely out of your diet. A more gradual approach will be a lot easier on you then completely cutting it out from the beginning like I did.

      There are also cheese substitutes out there. Just do your research on which ones people actually like.

      I hope this helps!

    1. Hey Bethany! Thankfully my daughter grew out of eczema as I was told by the pediatrician, would happen. But the best way to know if it’s related to diet is by gradually cutting back on dairy. Typically dairy is the first trigger so I would start with that.

      I personally knew because I was eating a lot of dairy while breastfeeding so I naturally figured that’s what the cause of flare ups were. So once I cut dairy completely out of my diet, that’s when my daughter’s skin began to clear up.

      I hope this helps!

  6. I’m still working on losing my post baby’s weight since I lost weight while pregnant! I’m trying a low carb diet but I’ll try implementing your tips to see what happens.

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