Tips for safely losing weight while nursing

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Avatar n tn 10 kg is too much to lose in less than 2 months. Safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs/week, which is only 0.45 - 0.90 kg. While you can lose more than that, you can't necessarily do it safely and it might not be fat; you may end up losing all water or muscle. Even at that, this would be a good time to start your weight loss journey, and make it a lifestyle change that you can live with from now on, so you'll always be ready for whatever comes up... We can help you with that, if you like.
10286987 tn?1410261849 Birth control pills can cause weight gain. You should talk to your parents about getting a different type of birth control.
Avatar f tn How can I safely lose weight while breastfeeding, my doc. Says I need to be back in my post-pregnancy weight which is 180 I'm currently 215, but don't want anything to effect my milk supply. My doc. Has me logging my daily foods I just need help with a healthy diet menu? & also is the lemonade, maple syrup, and Cheyenne pepper diet safe, if done once or twice daily just curious.
Avatar n tn If you were my patient, I would advise you that purposefully losing weight while you are pregnant is not recommended. That is not to say however, that you must gain. In fact, for overweight to obese patients, gaining as little as 10lb for the entire pregnancy is an excellent goal. Similarly, we don't recommend suddenly beginning a new intense exercise program.
Avatar f tn Losing 40 pounds in 2 months is pretty much not going to happen, even if you starve. You need to stop and think about what you're doing. Losing weight by any means, other than healthy lifestyle changes will only temporary and will actually put more stress on your heart than it's under now. If you want healthy weight loss tips, we'll be glad to walk down that road with you.
594189 tn?1386916607 Hi Lori ~ With the utmost support and respect, I agree with Skailark that 78 pounds is too much to lose safely by December 10th. While it is easier to lose weight initially, I would urge you to make smaller goals of 1-3 pounds a week. At one point in time, I calculated 1.76 ounds a week and believe, on the average, it is now less than that. It has taken me 27 months to lose 152 pounds through nutritional food choices and moderate exercise.
Avatar f tn You and your doctor can discuss how to lose the weight safely, a possible food plan and ideas for exercising, perhaps just walking as walking is one of the best exercises you can do. Good luck with all of this.
Avatar f tn Not a question more of an update,I have safely lost 15lbs while pregnant ,I finally listened to my dr and went to the nutritionist and was given alot of good tips on how to eat healthy and still give my baby what she needs.I am so much happier and have so much more energy now,I feel like I am setting her up to lead a healthy life style.5lbs to go to reach my goal.Almost there!!!!
408496 tn?1269603350 I was just curious if anyone is or has tried to concieve while nursing. My DS is almost 6 months old and I have had AF twice since birth, but it is irregular (which is normal for me b/c AF was irregular prior to concieving baby number 1). I was just wondering if there are any tips besides the normal stuff for TTC - like any special considerations, is it harder/easier, etc. thanks!
Avatar f tn Hey all! I'm still nursing my 15 month old about 4-5 times a day, I am about 5 weeks pregnant and I feel extremely drained/fatigued! I never felt this tired with my first. Anyone have any advice or know of a good way to boost energy safely? I'm drinking lots of water and trying to eat a good balanced diet and going strong on the protein. But still want to sleep all day. Any advice??
Avatar f tn Eat well ( organic helps-- look for healthy recipes, they don't have to taste bad to be healthy!) Exercise often (at least 3 times a week) Drink lots of water Treat yourself occasionally Research (I recommend the documentaries Clean, Sugar and Food INc as they provide insight into the food industry) Find a community ( this helps encourage/ support and motivate) Don't think of it as weight loss, think of it as a lifestyle change (this will help you get healthy and maintain any changes!
Avatar f tn I gained about 10 lbs. In nursing school and would like to drop 10-15 pounds by July 2014 for my wedding. Does anyone have any tips?
Avatar m tn When I was going to college, I took a workout class that was actually ROTCs pt class. The group encouragement was amazing!! Try looking into group classes offered by your gym or get a friend with similar goals. The buddy system is such a motivatior. Good luck!
676912 tn?1332812551 My husband and I are trying for baby number two and I want to get some weight off, safely and quickly. Then as I continue exercising, I'm gonna watch what I eat and I'm starting prenatal vitamins tomorrow. I thought since are we trying to get pregnant, prenatals would be a better choice.
1519805 tn?1291058650 I'm 18 yrs old & I've always been a chubby chick but my weight is increasing ridicioulsly. I'm really up for losing weight but its just so hard for me I've tried so many things & don't really see results so I give up. I want to go to a dietician or a fat camp I don't care I jus want to loose weight. Please help me!
Avatar f tn They should be able to set and appropriate goal weight for you, and give you some tips on losing some weight. Never try starving yourself or making yourself throw up. You are wonderfully made. Keep going. You can do it.
Avatar n tn A good dietary regime and exercises all will be helpful in losing weight. Losing weight in a healthy way is important for maintaining the glow of your skin. Eat lots of fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, fruits and consume less of potato, sweetened and processed foods. Start your day by drinking lemon juice in warm water. Have fruits with lots of vitamin C in breakfast that will help you cut fats as vitamin C is a fat burner. Exercise daily for 30-40 minutes like walking or aerobic exercise.
Avatar n tn I started trying to lose weight then SURPRISE. so i looked up how to safely lose weight and it said to know how much you need to gain... My question is how can you tell how much weight you are gaining if you are loosing weight?
Avatar n tn t lose weight while i was nursing, i was the same way with my daugther. i stopped nursing in october, right around the time i went to a weight loss clinic to help with my diet and started seeing a nutritionist. i also work full time, i try to walk as much as possible. i walk during my 30 min lunch.
Avatar f tn I agree with grannieannie -- don't take phentermine while nursing........ in fact, I doubt seriously that you will even be able to find a reputable doctor who will prescribe it, since you are breastfeeding. You say you are counting calories, so I have to ask what types of food you are eating. You need to eat foods that take longest to break down in the body -- lean protein, high fiber. The longer it takes your food to be digested, the longer you will fell full.
Avatar f tn I have some trouble breathing when i excercice, but i really want to be in good shape and i want to lose weight if you have tips on losing weight plz let me know and about the breathing thing it just feels like i'm not getting enough air and i can't help but to breath fast and that gives me headehcs,also i get kramp like pains in my chest on the lower sides of my ribs and in the high center, please help!!!