My breastfeeding baby is 15 months old and still nurses a lot. I saw a naturopath today to help me get back on healthy eating and deal with seasonal allergies, etc. Anyhow, he was saying that I could lose 40 pounds in 8 weeks if I stick with the eating plan he would put me on. I have been pesco vegetarian for over 4 years and he says it would be very beneficial to start eating meat occasionally. The plan I would be on is basically cutting out grains for the initial phase of the diet, and I would be eating mostly meat and other dense proteins along with vegetables and lots of good fats. I am not supposed to snack and am supposed to stick to 3 meals per day. I asked if losing 40 pounds in 2 months (which would be about 5 pounds a week) could cause me to detoxify into the breastmilk or make me lose my supply, and he said this wouldn't as I would be eating foods that support my system and I am supposed to eat lots of the right foods. I would be getting a blood test that is sent away and gives info on what I am lacking in my system, and then my diet is supposed to have the things I need looked at and a particular diet created for me.
Thanks in advance, your advice is desperately sought after! ;)