The fact is that you can only do a few things to lose weight. No matter how you dress it up, losing weight always comes down to two variables: the number of calories your need and the number of calories you "burn" via activity. If you want to lose weight after baby, you are going to have to either decrease calories, increase activity, or do both.
One of the weight loss programs known as count the calories, is actually based on the simple principle of calorie intake and calorie burnt. If you consume calories more than what you can burn then the there would be a gain in weight. However if you can limit yourself from consuming the calories then you can reduce your weight easily. After pregnancy the raving for eating also increases. This increased requirement of food is mainly due to the food habits developed during pregnancy.
Make sure you are eating a well balanced diet. Not only is this going to keep you healthy (and your baby, too, if you are breastfeeding feeding), but you will be able to lose the pregnancy weight more easily. Remember, even if you are breastfeeding feeding, you do not need to eat for two any longer. Keep up with the good foods, just not the portion sizes.
Your quest to get rid of that excess weight after pregnancy is not an easy task, but it can be done. Every body is different. Rather than comparing your rate of postpartum weight loss to that of any other new mother, focus instead on sticking to the slow and steady path to the long-lasting results you crave: a body that glows more than it ever did during or before you got pregnant.