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Tanisha - posted on 02/03/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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ooook ... so i kinda feel bad cuz i really wanna loose this baby weight right but its not seeming to wanna go away... my son will b 2 in june and no matter wat i seem to do i gain weight!! does n e one have n e ideas on how to help... i mean its gettn horrible.. i feel like im still pregers sometimes.....

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Kimberly - posted on 02/03/2010

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Bad carbs are your worst enemy---don't eat white bread, pasta, rice, sweets, potatoes...start there, then add excercise..don't be hard on yourself though! Damn kids! LOL :)

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Tanisha - posted on 03/31/2010

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well thank you all for ur help.... ive cut back on some of my older eating habbits but sugars still in there ... and ive lost a little wieght! but they say that my iud also causes some of the weight gain!!!
haha and yea i agree kinberly darn kids.... my was a biggn to start out with i was hoping to loose the weight kinda quick but it didnt happen lol

Ashley - posted on 02/03/2010

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Tanisha- I have began doing yoga. I also found that post delivery I was not losing the baby weight. I tried diets but was unsuccessful. I went to Walmart and found a DVD called Yoga for weight loss. I love it so far I have shed 5 pounds.

Lindsay - posted on 02/03/2010

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just try to keep up with the little one, that is good exercise. 6-8 small meals a day. Within 4 months I was very lucky to be in my pre preggo clothes but i have a very active job, worked 8 1/2 months of pregnancy and went back exactly 6 weeks after so that helped!! I still have "flubber belly" but I thinks some crumches might help that. I would check with doctor or get a physical just to make sure though! Good luck.

Kelly - posted on 02/03/2010

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Talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program!!! Also check out some of these hints..even though you've prob. lived with hypoglycemia for a while..and know most of the tricks..

Simple carbohydrates and concentrated sweets: All carbohydrates can be broken down into glucose in the body. Some carbohydrates have a simple structure that easily breaks down into glucose. These are simple carbohydrates, commonly known as sugars. Table sugar, corn syrup, and honey are simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates also occur naturally in fruits, milk, and other foods. They are digested rapidly, and this allows glucose to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. Therefore, meals that are high in simple carbohydrates can contribute to reactive hypoglycemia. Concentrated sweets such as candy, table sugar, soft drinks, cookies, cakes, and ice cream are mainly simple carbohydrates. Avoid these foods unless they are made with sugar substitutes. Read package labels to avoid foods containing sugars. Look for terms such as sugar, corn syrup, corn sweetener, or high fructose corn syrup.
-Complex carbohydrates and proteins are important in the diet. They are a basic source of energy. Complex carbohydrates are many molecules of simple sugars linked together like beads on a string. They take longer to break down in the intestine, and this helps to keep blood glucose levels more consistent. Pasta, grains, and potatoes are complex carbohydrates. Proteins are made of amino acids that the body needs for growth and good health. Foods from animal sources contain protein, but so do legumes, nuts and seeds. Most food protein can be converted into glucose by the body, but since this process takes some time, the glucose gets into the bloodstream at a slower, more consistent pace.That is why people with reactive hypoglycemia should eat complex carbohydrates and protein for their energy needs, instead of simple carbohydrates.
# Choose high fiber foods. Fiber is the indigestible part of plants. Insoluble fiber, such as wheat bran, does not dissolve in water. It adds bulk to the stool and causes it to pass through the intestine more quickly. Soluble fiber does dissolve in water, forming a sticky gel. It is found in the fibrous coatings of foods such as legumes, oav products, and pectyn found in fruit. Soluble fiber delays stomach emptying, digestion, and absorption of glucose. Therefore, it helps to prevent hypoglycemia symptoms between meals. When making fruit choices, choose whole fresh fruits or those canned without added sugar instead of fruit juice. The added fiber helps to slow down the absorption of sugar.
- Size and frequency of meals is very important for managing hypoglycemia. The body really can't tell the difference between the glucose in a candy bar and the glucose in a whole grain roll. The object is to manage the diet so glucose is released into the bloodstream slowly and evenly. Many people skip meals, and this is certainly not good for people with reactive hypoglycemia. Start out with three well-balanced meals. Include a small mid-morning, afternoon, and evening snack. If symptoms are not relieved, it may be necessary to divide the daily food intake into five or six smaller, well-balanced meals evenly spaced throughout the day. Include an evening snack. Choose more complex carbohydrates over concentrated sweets, and try to include some insoluble fiber and protein with each meal.
- Fats like those in whole milk, cheese, and meats should be limited. A low-fat diet has been shown to help in treating hypoglycemia. When selecting dairy products and meats for protein; choose lean meat, skim milk products, and eggs in moderation. Use oils sparingly.
-Sweeteners such as sorbitol, saccharin, and aspartame (Equal® and Nutrasweet®) do not contain sugar or calories and may be used in a hypoglycemia diet. If you have questions about them, consult your physician or a registered dietitian.
-Alcohol is high in calories and can cause hypoglycemia all by itself. Therefore, people with reactive hypoglycemia should avoid or limit alcohol.
-Caffeine should be avoided. Caffeine stimulates the production of adrenaline. So does reactive hypoglycemia. Therefore, caffeine in the diet can make symptoms worse because the production of adrenaline is increased.

Hope this helps some! Best of luck!!!

Maria - posted on 02/03/2010

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I had the same problem have you been checked for thyroid disease. I had this problem over 15 years and no matter what I did i gained lots of weight until now its under control and im starting to lose weight after a long struggle.

Tiffany - posted on 02/03/2010

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I had my son 6 months ago and my boyfriend bought me Wii Fit. It's really fun and I have lost alot of weight. It has alot of cool stuff on it. You can even put on a 10 minute run and watch Tv at the same time. Hope this helps!

Tanisha - posted on 02/03/2010

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i mean even with working out how do u get rid of the stretch marks.. cuz i kno they wont look to good if i get smaller!!! lol

Amber - posted on 02/03/2010

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After you have a baby your body changes tremendously!!! A good workout i've been doing, which is fun at the same time, is ZUMBA dance classes twice a week. It really helps and its fun too....

Tanisha - posted on 02/03/2010

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i have the Mirena... and itll b 2 years that its been in in august!!! yea id love to cut out the sweets but i also have hypoglycemia!!! thank you guys for the advice its really helpful

Stephanie - posted on 02/03/2010

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the little things really add up: carry ur son up the stairs whenever possible, park far away from the doors when going places (weather permitting), walk briskly pushing ur son in the park/mall for as long as u r comfy, eat healthier- i watch what i eat but when i crave something i eat it to avoid over indulging, i have a stroler fit dvd "restore the core" has really helped

Sara - posted on 02/03/2010

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I cut out soda, chocolate/sweets and limited carbs. Even going on a daily walk, you can make it fun for your little one by calling it an adventure!, will help kick in the metabolism if you don't have a gym! Good luck, I was there a year and a half ago! Oh and be sure to be positive, it will keep you working hard and allow you to enjoy yourself!

Kendra - posted on 02/03/2010

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Are you on any form of birth control? I'm using Depo, the shot, and I have been gaining weight since I got my first shot. That was 9 months ago.

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