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.
Avatar f tn Your body can usually ensure your breast milk provides optimal nutrition for your baby even when your diet is less than perfect. While this is good news for your baby, it can deplete your reserves of vital nutrients, which can potentially jeopardize your health. Eileen Behan, R.D., author of “Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding,” advises breastfeeding moms to eat a healthy, well-rounded diet rich in Omega-3, seafood and fruits and veggies.
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 n tn Hi,I'd be glad if you gaved me some tips on losing belly and leg fat in 4 weeks By the way I'm 14 and I'd like some helpful healthy diet tips too...I'd like to look better on my last day as an 8th grader,with less weight.Could you help me?
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.
Avatar n tn 7 kg is too much to lose in one month... the most you should plan to lose safely is 2.7-3.6 kg in one month. Your ideal weight depends on your age and frame size. In order to lose weight, eliminate sodas and other sugary drinks, along with chips and other snack foods from your diet. Concentrate on veggies, fruits, lean protein, whole grains, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Make sure you keep portion sizes in check. Be sure to get some exercise every day, even if just for a few minutes.
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 Is there any tips or things I should do for beginning diet? Any kind of diet suggestions? I would love to get down to at least 160 pounds. Thanks!
Avatar f tn 1200 cals is the amount they say dont eat below as far as safely losing weight. The 1900-2000 wud be ur daily intake based of ur height and weight. So say u did take n 1200 cals a day, and 2000 was what ur body required that wud be -800 cals per day being 5,600 cals week which would be a weight loss of about a pound and a half without working out. 3500 cals r n a pound.
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!!!!
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 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 Ok. So had my fourth baby Aug of 2015, and I'm still nursing him. Found out that I'm about 8 weeks pregnant with baby number 5. My question is should I attempt to ween my son and let my milk dry up for a few months before having to go through the whole process again or attempt to continue nursing til the new baby comes? The longest I've ever nursed any of my babies was for 13 months. And, like many of you, I loathe the weening and engorgment/drying up process.
148057 tn?1231426991 I know many women praise breastfeeding for helping them lose weight, but have any of you struggled with losing weight while breastfeeding and instead lost it AFTER you were done breastfeeding? I lost all but 5 pounds that I had gained while pregnant. I am 5'8" and weighed 140 before I got pregnant - so I was very average in weight.
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 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!
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?