Diet after pregnancy

Seham - posted on 01/19/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi, It has been a year now since i got my baby and i still cannot loose my extra kilos :o(

Do you know if it is relating to breastfeeding (i still do) and do you know any free websites that give some nutritional advise? Thx

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Welshchaz - posted on 01/20/2009

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i had my daughter just over 2 years ago and i have struggled to lose weight i did breast feed but i found i lost no weight

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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You shouldn't worry about it cause they say that it takes a good two years to go back to your weight. But in the time being eating small meals more frequently in the day with a light supper should be a great start. Don't forget to watch those carbs, sault, and sugar

Karin - posted on 01/20/2009

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I have 4 kiddos, each who I breast-fed. I found that within the first month of their birth I had lost all of the weight, HOWEVER, by month 6, I always gain it back. I seriously think that your body has to comply with both of your needs, and all of my kiddos ate a lot. So you have to eat more to keep up with them. The problem I've always had is that after they wean, I am still eating as though feeding two. So it's a mind change as well as changing your habits of how and what you eat. Lastly, when you are dog-tired due to your baby sleeping like a baby, watch out for the sugar snacks. I find myself eating more, and leaning towards the easy to grab food.



I went to weight watchers after my first child, and learned what NOT to do, and portion sizes. I go back occasionally to keep myself on track. My mother tried every diet under the sun when I was a kid, and WW helped her to lose over 100 pounds in a healthy way.



I wish you luck and stamina! :D

Megan - posted on 01/20/2009

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I have heard or read that breastfeeding is supposed to help with losing weight and whatnot but I have also heard from people that I actually know that they had trouble losing weight despite all efforts and once they stopped breastfeeding, the weight came off. So as you've heard, every woman is different but there are definitely women out there that can't seem to lose while breastfeeding. I would just keep eating healthy and exercising and if it doesn't come off before weaning, it most likely will within a few months after!

Heidi - posted on 01/19/2009

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I just had my 3rd baby and I did weight watchers to help loose the weight but I did loose 15 pounds easily 1 month after I completely finished nursing (I nursed for 1 yr) Your body still has a lot of those hormones of pregnancy so I bet you will find it easier after you finish nursing:)

Megan - posted on 01/19/2009

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I just had my third child and have found sucess with losing the baby weight this time around with the CINCH weight management program from Shaklee. It helps you to lose the inches while helping you keep your lean muscle. You can check out www.cinchplan.com/richert if you want more information.

Amie - posted on 01/19/2009

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Sparkpeople.com is great and provides you with a meal plan...it gives you a calorie range for your height and weight. Because your breastfeeding I would suggest eating the highest amount of calories, and if you find your milk supply depleting add another 300-500 calories a day! I am doing weight watchers "unofficially" & breastfeeding. It's not hard to figure out their point system if you know someone who has done it. This is my second week and I've lost 4 pounds. HTH

Leah - posted on 01/19/2009

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sparkpeople.com is a free website that will help you with weight loss.  It's a great place to keep tabs on what you eat, how much you exercise and what can help you up the loss.  Good luck

Shannon - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi! I've actually heard that breast feeding helped with weight but then I guess every woman is different. I've struggled with loosing weight and have found that weight watchers has really worked for me and they even take in account if the woman is breastfeeding. I started weight watchers last June and have lost 44 pounds. I know that weight watchers costs but maybe if you know someone who does it you can get some pointers. If you ever want to talk about it I'd be happy to discuss it with you.

Hope this helps

Shannon

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