Any workout/weight loss programs out there for a nursing Mama?
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Don't *try* to lose weight until your supply is well established, usually around 2-3 months. I found that eating healthy and doing light exercise (walks and walking videos) worked for me. Around 4-5 months postpartum I lost a lot of weight. I ended up having to increase my calories significantly in order to put some back on. How old is your baby? Remember that it took you a long time to put on the baby weight so give yourself some time to get it off. Here's some great info!:
Kristin - posted on 11/20/2013
Are you looking to get healthy, lose weight, improve your energy? Sounds great, right? Well, I have a customizable program for you, the nursing mother!
Let me tell you a little background on how I got here. My husband and I started the program in May of 2013. We were truly shocked at how easy this was and amazed by our results! I lost 20lbs in two months, and he lost 40lbs in 3.5 months.
If the pounds weren't enough to make me thrilled, loosing 4 inches in my butt and hips had me ecstatic! haha. The best part is we haven't gained it back. Our view on food is different and we are more active.
It was so incredibly easy to keep on board with the program. There is less than 5 min. prep time for the food, some are just open and go! I loved that I could toss a snack in my purse and not rely on finding a "healthy choice" on the go. Not to mention, cooking once a day was a nice break.
Well, one thing leads to another and I decided to be a health coach through Take Shape For Life after I did the program. I want to help others create a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. I've included my website in case you want to reference it at a later time.
You can see all of the meal options, read more about what this program is and what it entails at the website below. Stop by my facebook page and feel free to email me any questions. I am completely honest and open and want to help you reach your goals. Did I mention my health coaching service is free?!!!!
Lareena - posted on 01/01/2011
I took and I am still taking natraburst. It is all natural no perservatives, no gluten health drink. In fact it even helped my disabled husband lose weight. Here is my website check it out and google it, you will find nothing be great things about it. http://fh2.124online.com
Mary Renee - posted on 12/31/2010
Oh my gosh, I do Stroller Strides, I LOVE it and it's perfect for nursing mothers because you bring the babies with you and everybody there is a mother so if you have to stop and nurse, that's fine! Nobody blames you.
I started when my daughter was 3 months old and she is an AVID nurser, I mean she nurses every 1.5 hours to 2 hours, she always wants to eat. She is now 7 months old and I'm with in 5 pounds of my prepregnancy weight and I don't even care about losing the last five because I don't want to be all skin and bones.
I do it in Hawaii and the franchise owner is really really nice because she pro-rates it so it can be anywhere from $30-60 a month. Other places (like DC) are more expensive.
I agree with others that you shouldn't be doing any severe calorie restriction diets. You should be eating at minimum 1800 calories, but that doesn't need to stop you from taking the little one out in the stroller (outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors at the mall if it's bad weather) Maybe even getting a fun fitness DVD that incorporates dancing that you can try while the little one is napping. Don't be too hard on yourself though! It took nine months to put the weight on, give yourself a good nine months to take it off!
Noel - posted on 12/30/2010
I ran into difficulty with milk supply when I resumed running after baby # 2 was born, but other than that, just eating healthy (no fried foods, easy on the desserts, lots of veggies and complex carbs) I was able to lose 40 pounds taking and teaching group exercise classes at the Y. Breastfeeding itself will help you lose weight as long as you keep your eating in check. 9 months after my daughter was born, I was skinnier than before I even got pregnant.
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