I did an exclusive interview with Life & Style Weekly about how I got my body back in bikini shape after giving birth to Mason. Any new mom will know it’s no easy process, but I developed a system that worked for me and I hope sharing my secrets will help others find an effective way to get their post baby bodies back into shape.
Here’s a snippet from the article… the issue is out now so make sure you grab a copy! Do you guys have any diet and workout tips that have worked for you? Share them in the comments!
“I used to always get a chai latte from Starbucks, but I just switched to one espresso shot,” Kourtney tells Life & Style. Simply swapping 16 ounces of latte for an espresso saves 235 calories! “I’m allowing myself one serving of caffeine while breastfeeding [baby Mason], and the latte was really all sugar and milk,” says Kourt, who also cuts out other unnecessary calories, like those from juice and dehydrated fruits. “I was eating a lot of dried fruit, and I didn’t realize how much sugar that added. And now I’ll eat raw almonds instead of salted ones.”
Kourtney likes the few extra pounds she gained in her bottom while pregnant — so she’s found exercises that will help her keep her booty, but tone and lift it. “I want to try to do squats — stuff that will keep the booty up there,” she says about the classic power move that helps lift, tone and define the legs, quads, hamstrings and glutes.
FIND A SPORT YOU LOVE — AND RUN WITH IT:
“I’m big on running — just putting on my iPod Shuffle and going for a run by my house,” says Kourtney, who also uses the treadmill or elliptical at her mom’s house. Nutritionist Oz Garcia says choosing an enjoyable activity is half the battle. “You’ll be having fun and losing weight at the same time.”
KEEP YOUR MENU FRESH:
“Frozen yogurt tastes so chemically to me because I’ve been eating salads and salmon and chicken,” Kourtney tells Life & Style. “Fresh food is so much better.” Garcia agrees: “By simply cutting out processed foods, products with high sugar and the bread basket, you’ll shed pounds more efficiently.”