Postpartum Weight Loss: A Mom's Journey & Guide to a Healthier You

Hello, beautiful mamas!

I see you there, cradling your new baby, lost in the profound love and awe that only motherhood can bring. You're absolutely glowing. But let me guess, you've also found yourself looking in the mirror, feeling a bit of disconnect between the woman you see and the woman you remember, right? Trust me, I've been there.

It took years and years for me to battle this crazy weight issue. What with all the hormones that are going haywire!? I never imagined I'd worry about my weight considering that was just 99 lbs when I got married!

But becoming a mother really is an extraordinary journey, filled with highs and lows, and the changes it brings to our bodies can be tough to navigate. After NoodleLito was born, I remember the feelings of exhaustion, frustration, and sometimes, a little sadness. I looked at my post-baby body and thought, "Will I ever get my old self back?"

Here's the thing, my beautiful mama friends. Giving birth is a miracle, and with it comes a whirlwind of physical, emotional, and mental transformations. It's okay to feel overwhelmed. It's okay to feel like it's hard. Because it is.

New moms often grapple with sleep deprivation, anxiety, hormonal changes, and the constant demand of caring for a newborn. All these can take a toll on our mental health, affecting how we feel about ourselves and our bodies. And let's face it, societal pressure to "bounce back" doesn't make it any easier.

But remember, our bodies have done something amazing – we've brought life into this world! It's okay to take time to heal, recover, and adjust to this new phase of life. And when it comes to shedding that postpartum weight, I want you to know: it's not about bouncing back, it's about moving forward to a healthier, stronger you.

I wish I heard of the Yoli Better Body System sooner because this approach to health and wellness is not about a quick fix or unrealistic diets. That would have saved me from years and years of trial and error! I did all sorts of fiets you can imagine. From South Beath Diet to Juicing to Intermittent Fasting! I now realize it's about nurturing our bodies with what they need to heal and strengthen post-pregnancy. It's about balance. I used to drink Balance Complete from Young Living and that worked for me, but I can't afford it anymore due to the International shipping rates.

I have yet to gather my photos to compare the weight changes over the past 10 years (2013 to 2023) so please check back when I update this blog post!

Had I known about the BBS or carb cycling, then that would have saved me a decade's worth of yo-yo dieting. My fellow mommy bloggers and I have found that this program is flexible and straightforward especially for new moms. With nutritional supplements to boost our health, delicious meal plans, and a supportive community, I'm sure you would be able to incorporate it into your busy routine. Trust me, this is a game-changer. (Speaking of games, here's a post on what it is in the Better Body System in gamer terms to help you understand how it works.)

Anyway, what I appreciate most about the BBS is that it emphasizes health over size and nourishment over deprivation. When I did my 28-day Transformation Challenge, I didn't just lose weight. I actually gained energy, confidence, and a renewed sense of self. I felt like a supermom! (I shared about it recently in my Facebook page - HERE.)

Mumshies, our bodies have gone through incredible changes, and it's time we celebrate and care for them. Yes, the journey to postpartum weight loss might seem daunting. But with patience, support, and a balanced approach like the Yoli Better Body System, it's not just doable, it's achievable.

I've been where you are now, and I can tell you with all my heart - you are strong, you are beautiful, and you can do this. Embrace the journey, mama. Your health and happiness are worth it!

Maria Franco