Postpartum Weight Loss: A Step-by-Step Plan

Importance of Postpartum Weight Loss

Postpartum weight loss is a concern for many new moms. It's not just about getting back in shape—it's also about overall health and wellbeing. When you shed the extra pounds gained during pregnancy, you reduce your risk for postpartum health issues like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But remember, every woman is different, and the process should not be rushed.

Postpartum Weight Loss

Natural Weight Loss After Delivery

In the first week after delivery, you'll naturally lose some weight as your body gets rid of excess fluids. Then, with a balanced diet and regular exercise, you can continue to lose weight gradually. 

1. Healthy Eating Habits for Postpartum Weight Loss

Nutritious Foods to Include in Your Diet

A well-balanced diet is crucial for postpartum weight loss. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy in your diet. Foods rich in fiber like oats and brown rice will keep you feeling full for longer, aiding in weight loss.

I. Breakfast

Spinach and feta egg white omelet

Postpartum Weight Loss


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray or a teaspoon of olive oil for greasing the pan


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until they become frothy.
  2. Add the chopped spinach, crumbled feta cheese, dried oregano, and black pepper to the whisked egg whites. Mix everything together until well combined.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or olive oil.
  4. Pour the egg white mixture into the skillet, spreading it evenly to cover the surface.
  5. Cook the omelet for about 2-3 minutes or until the edges start to set.
  6. Carefully flip the omelet using a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the eggs are fully cooked and the feta cheese has melted.
  7. Once cooked, transfer the omelet to a plate and fold it in half.
  8. Serve the spinach and feta egg white omelet hot and enjoy!

Weight Loss Smoothie with Mummy Magic Weight Loss Tea

Postpartum Weight Loss breakfast recipe


  • 1 cup brewed and chilled Mummy Magic Weight Loss Tea (follow brewing instructions on the product). Available now on Amazon.
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
  • Ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie)


  1. Brew the Mummy Magic Weight Loss Tea according to the instructions provided on the product packaging. Let it cool and chill in the refrigerator.
  2. In a blender, combine the chilled Mummy Magic Weight Loss Tea, ripe banana, frozen mixed berries, almond butter, chia seeds, and honey or maple syrup (if using).
  3. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and well combined. If desired, you can add a few ice cubes to make the smoothie colder and thicker.
  4. Once blended, pour the smoothie into a glass or jar.
  5. Enjoy the weight loss smoothie with the added benefits of the Mummy Magic Weight Loss Tea!


Grilled chicken salad 

Postpartum Weight Loss lunch recipe


  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (such as lettuce, spinach, or arugula)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Grill the chicken breast for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Set it aside to cool.
  4. Once cooled, slice the grilled chicken breast into thin strips.
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion slices, and sliced almonds.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat the ingredients evenly.
  8. Add the sliced grilled chicken breast to the salad and gently toss again.
  9. Serve the grilled chicken salad immediately and enjoy!

III. Dinner

Grilled Salmon with Steamed Veggies

Postpartum Weight Loss dinner recipe


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers), chopped
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush the salmon fillets with the olive oil mixture, coating them evenly on both sides.
  4. Place the salmon fillets on the preheated grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  5. While the salmon is grilling, prepare the steamed vegetables. Fill a pot with a few inches of water and place a steamer basket inside.
  6. Bring the water to a boil and add the chopped mixed vegetables to the steamer basket. Cover the pot and steam the vegetables for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender yet still crisp.
  7. Once the salmon and vegetables are cooked, remove them from the heat.
  8. Serve the grilled salmon fillets with a side of steamed vegetables.
  9. Garnish with lemon wedges for added flavor, if desired.

2. Exercise Plan for Postpartum Weight Loss

Starting Slowly With Light Exercises

Postpartum Weight Loss exercise plan

Initially, start with light exercises like walking or gentle yoga. Don't stress your body—remember, it has been through a lot!

Gradually Increasing Intensity

As your strength improves, gradually increase the intensity of your workouts. Consider adding cardio exercises like cycling or swimming to your routine. Always listen to your body and take rest days as needed.

Postpartum-Friendly Exercise Regimen

Consider postnatal exercise classes—they are designed to be safe and effective for new moms. These classes can also be a great opportunity to meet other moms and share experiences.

3. Mental Health and Postpartum Weight Loss

Managing Stress

Balancing the demands of a new baby with everyday life can be stressful, which can impact your weight loss efforts. Try to incorporate stress management techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or gentle yoga into your daily routine.

Importance of Adequate Sleep

Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep! Adequate sleep can help regulate your metabolism and curb cravings for unhealthy food.


Losing weight postpartum is a gradual process. With a balanced diet, regular exercise, and stress management, you can achieve your weight loss goals while ensuring your overall health and wellbeing. Remember, you're not alone in this journey—reach out to healthcare professionals and support networks whenever you need help.


How soon can I start exercising after delivery?

It depends on the type of delivery and your personal health. Generally, it's safe to start light exercises a few weeks after a normal delivery, but always consult with your healthcare provider first.

What are some healthy snack options for postpartum weight loss?

Fruits, yogurt, nuts, and whole grain toast are excellent snack options. They're nutritious and can keep you feeling full for longer.

How much water should I drink postpartum?

Aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. If you're breastfeeding, you may need to drink more to stay properly hydrated.

Can I lose weight while breastfeeding?

Yes, breastfeeding can actually help you lose weight as it burns extra calories. However, it's important to maintain a balanced diet to ensure both you and your baby are getting the necessary nutrients.

Is it normal to gain weight after delivery?

Yes, it's normal to retain some weight after delivery due to factors like hormonal changes and increased appetite. But with a healthy lifestyle, you can gradually lose this weight.

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