Losing Weight After Baby No 2
Setting realistic weight-loss goals after baby. after you deliver, you will slowly lose weight. you may want to speed things along by working with your doctor to set a safe, reasonable goal. a good rule of thumb is to lose no more than one and a half pounds per week, which would be a calorie deficit of 3,500 to 5,250 calories per week, or 500 to 750 a day..
During the first week after delivery, you'll lose additional weight as you shed retained fluids — but the fat stored during pregnancy won't disappear on its own. through diet and regular exercise, it might be reasonable to lose up to 1 pound (0.5 kilogram) a week.. Basically, there's no set timetable for losing postpartum weight, and the fact is that the more weight you gain during pregnancy, the longer it will take to lose, dr. ross says. but don't let that.... True. while you shouldn't expect quick postpartum weight loss, you can anticipate losing a significant amount of weight right away. take one seven- to eight-pound baby, plus about two pounds of blood and amniotic fluid, and you're pretty much assured a 10-pound weight loss in the hospital after you deliver. "in the first week, you will probably lose another three to five pounds of water weight..