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    Nursing keeps the fat on - have patience
    KarenLLaing posted:
    Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on your incredible weight loss. I'm a fitness professional specialising in women's health and I'm here to tell you to have a little patience. I know it must be frustrating for you to have failed that test but if you're nursing, that's pretty much the reason. When you're pregnant/nursing you store extra fat around your tummy because it's easy energy for your body to access should something happen to you (illness/starvation). If you're nursing, it's also likely that you're not getting a full night's sleep yet, another reason you'll keep weight on because lack of sleep messes with your hormones.
    This is probably not the answer you're after but just be patient until you finish nursing and get proper sleep again. You're doing all the right stuff (in fact quite probably too much exercise given you're nursing) - when you stop nursing it will be so much easier to lose those extra pounds. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee from my own experience and that of many clients that it will drop off.
    I wrote about this recently in my blog
    Be proud of what you've achieved so far, and enjoy your baby and the way your body is performing miracles.
    Karen x
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