Kendra can only use her baby as a prop for so long to hide her pooch … it’s time for her to get her hot bod back! What should she do?
Getting rid of that mommy fat isn’t easy, we know that. And for ex-Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson, who gave birth to her son Hank Baskett IV four months ago on Dec. 11, she’s had a hard AND emotional time trying to rid of her pooch! “My body is definitely not the way it used to be,” she told Life & Style. “Sometimes it’s hard to face the reality of it, to look in the mirror and wish my body was the same!” But now, we have some EXPERT tips to help Kendra and other mommies start to get their hot bods back!
On EXERCISE, here’s what Celebrity Trainer and Creator of Kathy’s Sunday Set-up, Kathy Kaehler, who has helped celebs like Julia Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Cindy Crawford, and Meg Ryan, lose their baby weight says to do:
- Start working out before the pregnancy so you can develop a mentality that will continue afterward. “As you get closer to delivery, start tapering down and after you have your child, you taper back up. Start, where you started with that exercise program to begin with,” Kathy says.
- Multitask while at home to help burn calories. “There’s bonding time where you might not want to go to the gym, so look inside the home for something that you can do that can be more conducive. Taking the baby out in a stroller and bringing on a jog or using your baby as a weight is another great way to do squats and lunges,” Kathy suggests.
- Be careful working out your tummy. “Work on the abdominal wall prior to and after. Don’t do oblique exercises afterward. You don’t want to tear any more of the muscle if there was a tear. Work on the rectus abdominis in the center. There’s a lot of techniques you can do that through breathing exercises,” Kathy explains. “Do the yoga plank. It doesn’t require you to do a crunch. You’re just lifting and lowering, but it’s getting yourself back accustomed to engaging in that core.”
- SLEEP! “Your body is adjusting back. You want to make sure you’re getting enough sleep so that your hormones settle back,” Kathy says.
- Most important, check with your physician on your progress and that the exercise you have chosen to do for your workouts is appropriate,” she says. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
On diet and eating properly, know here are three helpful tips according to Keri Glassman, author of O2 Diet:
- “If you don’t eat enough calories while exercising, you’re going to put your body into starvation mode and not burn enough calories,” Keri says. “Make sure you’re eating enough, but enough of the right calories.”
- “Start with breakfast to get your metabolism going,” she suggests.
- “Eat small meals consistently every 2.5-3.5 hours to keep the fire burning, but not over-fueled.”
- “Eat at least 1700- 2000 calories if breast feeding and exercising.”
- “As your body is replenishing its stores, you don’t want to deprive yourself too much, so listen to your cravings. Find the best option to satisfy the craving. For Kendra’s pizza craving — take a fiber cracker, put marinara sauce on it and reduced fat cheese. At least you get that pizza flavor, and it’s low calorie. For ice cream supplement — take plain Greek yogurt, throw in a bit of natural peanut butter or cocoa powder and put it in the freezer.”
– Lindsey DiMattina
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