321 Baby Bulge Be Gone

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

Baby Bulge Be GoneRamona Braganza, a Hollywood fitness trainer, is the creator of the 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone program. Her plan has gained in popularity due endorsements from celebrities including Jessica Alba and Halle Berry, who have successfully lost their pregnancy weight while under Braganza’s guidance.

The program is specifically targeted towards helping new mothers regain their pre-pregnancy bodies through a healthy diet and intensive exercise routine.

321 Baby Bulge Be Gone Diet Basics

321 translates as 3 meals, 2 snacks and 1 liter of water a day. The structure of the diet is very similar to the South Beach Diet with a focus on low glycemic carbohydrates, lean proteins and an abundant intake of vegetables. Braganza only allows fruits in moderation because she says they contain too much sugar.

The program is divided into three phases and lasts for twelve weeks. Each phase has a different calorie allowance and fitness requirements.

Braganza also shares with dieters some of her nutrition tips for weight loss including:

  • Always eat breakfast.
  • Avoid adding butter and sauces to your meals.
  • Emphasize salads (without dressing) and steamed vegetables.
  • Eat meats that are poached, baked, or grilled.
  • Instead of white pasta or rice, eat the wholegrain version.
  • Have fruit for dessert.

Recommended Foods

Low carbohydrate vegetables, eggs, chicken breast, tuna, lean beef, brown rice, whole wheat bread, nuts, legumes, balsamic vinegar, fruits in moderation.

Sample Diet Plan

Breakfast

Scrambled egg whites with whole-wheat toast.

Morning Snack

Low fat cottage cheese with strawberries

Lunch

Large salad with chicken breast.

Afternoon Snack

Raw carrot, red pepper and celery sticks
Hummus

Dinner

Lean beef
Steamed vegetables

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Compound Exercises

Ramona acknowledges that many dieters have a limited amount of time to exercise so she utilizes compound exercises that work a lot of different muscles at the same time. She says that you will be able to build more muscles and burn fat when you recruit more muscle fibers into a single exercise.

The intensity of the exercise routines vary depending on what phase of the program you are on. You start at 25 minutes in the first phase and build up to 60 minutes in phase three.

All three phases involve a combination of strength training, circuit training, and cardio exercises.

Costs and Expenses

The Post-Partum Workout DVDs sell for $86.75 for the set of three or $35.50 each.

Fitness and nutrition tips are also available for free on the official website.

Pros

  • Targeted to meet the specific needs of women after childbirth.
  • Highlights healthy eating and exercise rather than crash dieting for fast weight loss.
  • Dieters are not required to give up their favorite foods.
  • The exercise program is assured as being safe both during and after pregnancy.

Cons

  • Many of the tips will not apply to women who have not had a child.
  • Exercise program may be too intense for beginners.
  • Involves counting calories.

Good for Motivated New Mothers

The 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone program will likely produce very good results for highly motivated new mothers.

A major advantage of this plan is that it encourages concentrating on good nutrition and exercise rather than crash dieting, but will still allow dieters to lose weight at a relatively fast pace.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: April 16, 2013. Disclaimer
  • Angela Thomas

    I have a lot of weight that i have gained since meopause,
    I am not a wealthy person and cannot afford all thease clubs and health places so .
    regards Angela T

  • elizabeth

    Plan sounds awsome but I feel as if I don’t have the motivation i I should I am 5 ft short and I weight 136 which am not happy about at all I really want my body to be straight I’ve had 3 kids all I want is help to lose my tummy and firm up nice…w/b

  • alice

    Help me I just had a baby n I want two lose my belly if not all of it most of it and I really want two get my body back right I just need a diet plan help me

  • sam watts

    im 37 years old its been 7 months since i had my baby my stomach went completley flat after i had my baby but the last few months ive put weight on and cant help eating bad food i used to be very fit and went to gym i just cant be bothered anymore dont have the time to be honest and now i look at myself and think yuk need to sort it out but i dont and i get more down about it and eat more rubbish wot can i do cuz this is not me and want to do something about it but got no get up and go its gone

  • Laurissa

    Whatever you do, avoid nutrisystem. I spent 350$ and lost no weight because the diet as IMPOSSIBLE to follow. Yes, its already prepared and delivers quickly, however, the portions are so small I starved.

    I tried weight watchers after my first child and lost more than what I gained during the pregnancy (which was a whopping 70 lbs!). I stayed thin until I had my second baby (Gained 85 lbs there!). I breast fed which made my stomach almost completely flat in just about a month. However, I cannot lose the last 15 lbs…

    I work out 1.5 hours a day 5 times a week. My baby is now 9 months old and I diet and exercise and nothing worked for a few months. Then, I stopped caring. That alone helped me to lose another 20 of the 80 I had gained. I started to panic about the last 15 a few weeks ago due to work requirments and now I am stuck again.

    I think not caring, exercising as much as YOU feel comfortable and splurging on foods is the key. Eventually your body gets tired of bad foods and tells you what you need to eat through cravings. I love to eat out, did it for a month straight and then just about went insane easting fresh vegetables because my body had enough.

    I would suggest a care free attitude, a little extra movement (exercise or just a stroll with baby) and learning how to listen to your body and give it what it needs. If all else fails try weight watchers…and whatever you do BREAST FEED for at least a few months/weeks…whatever you and baby can stand.

  • zulaiha

    the diet sound super,Ill try it