There's never any harm in wanting to get healthier, but there is a little harm when you try to cut corners to achieve weight loss at an unnaturally rapid pace. Take 16 & Pregnant star Danielle Cunningham. The reality star just had her second child, an adorable little girl, a few days ago and she's already tweeting about how much weight she wants to lose.
She says she has 30 pounds to shed and is going to start a weight-loss shake diet next week to help her get there, and fast.
She claims that ViSalus helps her lose poundage really fast, and there's no doubt it does. When you're only drinking two "nutrient rich" protein shakes a day, you're bound to shed inches. I can't say whether or not it's healthy, but when it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Plus, Danielle is employed by the company. Whatever she says about the brand is obviously going to be more positive than truthful.
But all that aside, it's always a little bit of a bummer to hear that some women feel like they need to return to their pre-pregnancy weight in a hurry. They don't! The old saying holds true: it took nine months to put on the weight, and it'll take nine months to take it off.
Danielle's decision to go on a shake-only diet right after baby doesn't sound that smart, but it's her call. Just wish she'd realize there's no reason to rush things. There's so much to focus on right now -- caring for a newborn takes, surprise!, a lot of energy -- maybe losing weight should go on the back-burner for a while.
Did you feel pressure to lose the baby weight really fast?
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