Its been 2 years since i had my son! and i have tryed so hard to eat less and more health and excercise. but no matter how hard i work i never seem to loose any weight. doesn any one have any tips. im just so sick of being fat. i feel gross and just want to feel sexy and skinny.
Janise - posted on 12/03/2012
Hi Nitya, I'm new and just saw your post. It's never too late to lose weight. My advice is to lose your weight gradually by eating healthy. I gained 35 lbs. during my pregnancy and lost 33 lbs. post within 6 months. I wrote an article about it at http://mamainheels.com/2012/11/19/eating... if you want to read it. Good luck!
Neva - posted on 06/12/2012
Have you had your thyroid checked. Sometimes after having a baby the thyroid gland can become underactive. Symptoms of hypothyroid are difficulty losing weight even with eating less and exercise, fatigue, dry hair and skin, intolerance to cold, constipation. I would start with a good physical exam and if everything is normal there, then really look at your diet. Get a journal and write everything down that you put in your mouth, everything you eat and portion sizes, everything you drink, chewing gum, etc. People are often surprised at what they are really eating when they see it written down. Also make sure that you are getting at least 7.5-8 hrs of sleep a night. A lack of sleep can play havoc with weight, causing you to crave junk food and not feel full. Never skip meals, always eat breakfast. Skipping meals does not save calories, you are actually more likely to overeat at the next meal, plus your metabolism will slow and store more of what you eat as fat because your body isn't sure when you'll eat again. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Fill up on lots of vegetables and fruits and have good quality protein at each meal. Also don't beat up on yourself. Replace negative messages that you tell yoursel (I feel gross) with positive ones like I am a good mother, I am not defined by my weight. When you give yourself negative messages, it makes you feel bad about yourself and you are more likely to use food for comfort. Give yourself little pep talks everyday. Encourage yourself, be your own best friend. You can do this.
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