Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell After Pregnancy: Every Woman's Guide to Shaping Up, Slimming Down, and Staying Sane After the Baby / Edition 1

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Overview

Every woman who's had a baby knows how difficult it is to take off the extra weight, despite those unrealistic articles promising that you'll be back into your pre-pregnancy clothes within six weeks. Postpartum dieting can actually add weight and slow down the metabolism, making it virtually impossible to shed those stubborn pounds. Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell After Pregnancy shows women why it's so difficult to lose the weight quickly, and why, if women don't adopt a sensible eating and exercise plan (as opposed to crash dieting), they will probably never take off the extra pounds. Whether you had a baby five days ago or five years ago, bestselling author Debra Waterhouse shows women how to shed those hard-to-budge postpartum pounds, sensibly and healthfully.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786884568
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/8/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D., is a nationally known and respected nutrition expert, a registered dietician, and a sought-after seminar speaker. She is the author of the bestselling books Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell; Outsmarting the Mother-Daughter Food Trap; Outsmarting Female Food Cravings; Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell; and Outsmarting Female Fatigue. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments VII
Introduction: The "Fat Cell Lady" Has to Outsmart Her Own 1
Chapter 1 Those Pesky, Persnickety Postpartum Pounds 15
Bellies and Bottoms and Boobs ... Oh My!
The Honest Facts About After-the-Baby Fat
Diet Traps That Keep You Fat
Those Perfectly Predictable Postpartum Pounds
Chapter 2 If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them 37
Your Postpartum Peace Plan
Great Weight Expectations
Weight Wars: Your Vanity vs. Your Sanity
So Many Fat Cells, So Little Time
What Have You Got to Lose?
Chapter 3 Old Myths About Being a New Mother 58
But I Gained Fifty Pounds!
But I Was Overweight Before I Had Two Kids Thirteen Months Apart!
But My Mother Was Overweight!
But I Had My First Child at Forty!
But I Had Twins with a C-section!
But I'm Breastfeeding, Exercising, and Eating Right!
But I Had My Baby Four Years Ago!
Chapter 4 The First Six Weeks: Nurturing yourself as You're Nurturing Your Baby 75
They Don't Call It Labor for Nothing
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Don't Even Think About Dieting
Exercise Your Right Not to Exercise
When Nobody Sleeps Like a Baby
Fetal Attraction: Don't Forget to Mother Yourself
What's Your Postpartum Peace Plan for the First Six Weeks?
Chapter 5 The Next Six Weeks: Getting Back on Your Feet 106
On Your Mark, Get Set ... Stop
Still Eating for Two?
Who Put the Hex on Sex?
Don't Stress Out Your Fat Cells
Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Getting All the Support You Need
What's Your Postpartum Peace Plan for the Next Six Weeks?
Chapter 6 The Next Six Months: Out, Out, Damn Fat 142
Twenty-five Ways to Love Your Postpartum Body
Your Five Fat-Burning, Metabolism-Boosting, Muscle-Building, Stomach-Flattening Guidelines
Eat Write: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Fork
Fat Isn't the Only Thing You Have to Outsmart: Hair Loss, Stretch Marks, Weak Bladders, and More
What's Your Postpartum Peace Plan for the Next Six Months?
Chapter 7 The Next Six Years: The Birth of a New, Happy, Healthy You 181
It's Not Over Yet: Outsmarting the Last Few Pounds
It's the Same Body, only Different
From Here to Maternity: Preparing for Your Next Pregnancy
From Postpartum to Perimenopause: Preparing for Your Next Stage of Passage
Life After Birth: Kids, Chaos, and the Trickle-Down Effect
Growing, Growing, Gone: Outsmarting Your Fat Cells Forever
What's Your Postpartum Peace Plan for the Next Six Years?
Additional Resources 211
Suggested Reading 213
Bibliography 217
Index 235
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