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The Ultimate Body Plan for New Mums is the second fitness and recipe book from actress, presenter and fitness guru Gemma Atkinson. Based on her own experiences, Gemma wants to help other new mums ease their way back into exercise and nourish themselves with the right kinds of food.

This is not about weight loss or dieting, or unachievable workout routines. Instead, it’s a book that keeps things real, with a focus on safe post-natal exercises that have been divided into those you can do at home and those you can use to build your confidence when returning to the gym. These exercises form the 12-week Baby Steps Body Plan, which can be started six weeks after giving birth.

Along with 75 nutritious and simple recipes, perfect for fitting around a newborn baby’s routine, the book will also include self-care advice for being kind to yourself during those early weeks and months of getting used to being a new mum.

Gemma will share her own experiences of giving birth and caring for her new baby, including the impact on both her body and her mental health. Crucially, she didn’t put herself under any pressure to lose weight or to follow a diet regime after giving birth to her daughter; instead, she gave herself time to find her way back to herself, through carefully structured post-natal fitness routines and eating well – and now she wants to help other new mums to do the same. Alongside the recipes and fitness plan, Gemma will also share the secrets behind her seemingly boundless energy and positivity!