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hoping to lose weight

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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I have a good 15-20 to lose (and another 5-10 after breastfeeding). My baby is almost 8 weeks and feel my milk supply is well established. My plan is to excersise and eat healthier. Just wondering if there are guidelines to follow while breastfeeding. I would like to lose 2-3 pounds for the first few weeks and 1-2 thereafter. Any advice??

by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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lifetimelove
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Sounds reasonable to me.  =) 

I never really made it a "weight" goal while breastfeeding, I just knew what I could handle in the way of exercising.  Just make sure that you're not shorting yourself on calories.  Exercise is great.  Eating healthy is great.  Dieting is NOT. 

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jus1jess
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Well now that I know of. All my baby weight just fell right off in 5 months total (then lost even more weight in the month after) and I wasn't doing anything unhealthy so I guess it's ok. 

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gdiamante
by Gina on Jan. 4, 2010 at 2:32 PM

The only guideline is 1800 calories a day, nine months on and minimum nine months off.

cait030507
by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 2:36 PM

I did weight watchers, which I loved.  They tell you how much you should be eating based on your current size and the fact that you are breastfeeding.  It really changed my eating habits.  I joined online and just followed online.  I highly recommend it.

I train at Crossfit because life isn't three sets of 10 reps.  Life isn't consistent and smooth like an elliptical machine.  Life is hard, life is complicated, life moves fast.  I train at Crossfit to be better at life, to be a better mom and to be a better me.

I LOVE CROSSFIT!! (www.crossfit.com)

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