Gaining weight is a part of bringing a bundle of joy into the world, and after two kids, Tamera Mowry-Housley is revealing what’s worked for her in her efforts to lose the “baby weight.”
First off, the loving mother and co-host of “The Real” says keeping track of your weight post-baby shouldn’t become an obsession, citing her desire to weigh herself too frequently as an early misstep in her journey.
“I think for me, when I tried to, you know, when I started losing the baby weight,” Tamera said, “I had to find a balance, because I would weigh myself every single day, and I would be discouraged because some days, you know, your water weight, you may gain, like, two pounds, you fluctuate, up to like, five pounds.”
Those fluctuations can be off-putting, so Tamera took a more measured approach with her last pregnancy when weighing herself. Even though she’s still weighing herself, to keep herself motivated and determine if she’s on track, she doesn’t do it every day.
“I weigh myself once a week, because I still want to lose, maybe five to seven pounds,” she said, “So if I see that, if I see what I have to work toward, it’ll just keep me motivated.”
Motivation is key when it comes to losing the “baby weight,” and keeping a positive attitude helps avoid falling into the trap of feeling like you’re not doing enough.
She also says if you’re going to weigh yourself regularly, it should be at the same time of day, so results are not skewed by a big lunch or a heavy dinner you had the day before, or have the day after.
“It helps me,” she said. “It helps me stay on track.”
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