I've been accumulating baby weight over the past few years, and I'm Sick. Of. It! I'm definitely of a BMI that qualifies me for weight loss, so this isn't just a vanity issue!
I have some of my old pre-pregnancy Weight Watchers materials and have been boot-legging the program. (I voluntarily quit when they changed some things for the worse). The problem is that I'm STARVING!!! This isn't just that natural hunger you feel while losing weight. I feel shaky, weird, and unable to function on this quantity of food.
My baby is 8 months old and eats lots of solids. but I still breastfeed on demand, which comes out to every 4-5 hours. What can I say? I have a big eater! :love
Would you recommend that I *increase* how much I'm eating and just see if I lose weight on it? WW just may not have a realistic program for nursing mamas...at least not THIS nursing mama!
I feel betrayed! :lol I thought that breastfeeding was supposed to melt away the pounds. Any tips for some successful but survivable weight loss?
Sparkpeople doesn't let you join the site if you're breastfeeding. If you're of the mindset that weight loss while nursing isn't a good idea, I'd be open to hearing your case. It's just hard to ignore all of those media and cultural messages about the evils of packing around extra pounds.