I recently had a child 5 months ago. Im also breastfeeding an weight is not coming off of me at all im gaining. i dont eat right foods either never have but ita getting to the point i cant stand clothing,going places, or looking in mirrors. i have been trying to find a diet plan or a way to loose weight or what to do. My weight i was before my child was 130 and im now 220 height 5'11 any help???
Hi aariellerenil welcome to our board while you are nursing your baby you should try to eat as healthy as you can so that your baby and you get the best nutrients possible. You maybe could remove some weight while nursing but don;t go under 1700 cals you have to allow some cals for the baby ...The healthier you eat the healthier your baby will be ... Hugs Judy:)
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Judy has given you great advice. You have to think of the baby like Judy says. Also remember weight loss is 80% food and 20% in exercise. Basically you have to get your food right first then you have to continue it for the rest of your life. This is a lifestyle change not a diet plan but a lifestyle plan.
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HI arielle, welcome to our group and congrats on your new baby! As Judy says , eating healthier while breastfeeding is best for the baby. Don't skip meals and make sure you have healthy snacks on hand. One of the hardest things to get used to is correct portion sizes. For this reason, I'd suggest buying a couple of those 3 sectioned toddler plates. Fill the largest section with veggies, heap those babies, but keep the sodium and fats like butter or dressings to a bare minimum. One of the smaller sections, use for low fat meats like chicken breast, trimmed roast beef or pork, or sea food/fish. (That area IS actually about the exact correct portion size btw.) -----meat servings are about the size of a can of tuna. The other small section is for carbs like whole grain rice, whole grain pasta , or some sort of low sugar added/ or raw fruit. Have a cup of 60 calorie Almond Milk, soy milk or skim.... OR water/tea/or coffee . DROP the POP! sodas are empty calories and/or have too many iffy additives. As snacks, air popped popcorn w/ butter flavored cooking spray on it (0 calories), raw baby carrots with 1 tblsp peanut butter or ranch dressing, apple, pear, 1 c of sliced strawberries or a cup of grapes.... Again... focus on NUTRITION and portion sizes and you will do yourself and your new baby better justice. kim
Kim SW 252 CW 180.3 GW 135
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One thing that my cousin does (she just had a baby about 6-7 months ago) is do mommy and me exercises. If you look online such as youtube, you can find plenty. She will do squats while holder her child, she will go on walks with the stroller and tons of other things. The main thing to do is to exercise and eat healthy rather than cut calories just for the simple fact is that you need to provide those calories to your new baby.
Count calories and find an app to track the nutrients. When I plateaued I found that my sodium intake was through the roof and I was retaining water. It's amazing what you learn about your eating habits with a food diary. My Fitness Pal is what I use.
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