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Safely Loosing Weight

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Alright. I'm already back into my pre-preg clothes, but I'm still 40lbs overweight. I don't want to jeapordise my supply, but I also don't want to be 175 either. I remember being so embarrased by my overweight mom when I was little, and I want to be as healthy as possible.

What are small things I can do? Thanks!
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I am doing weight watchers for nursing mothers. I love the program and never feel hungry. I have not had any supply issues!
Exercise, drink your water, and lay off the sugar.
That's my weightloss plan. Don't get me started on my anti-candida plan. That's the rough stuff.
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Yep. I'm guzzling the water and trying to keep my carbs around 50-60 a day. It isn't quick but I am progressing. DD is 9 1/2 months old and I have about 8 lbs to go.

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Have you checked out the Fitness/Exercise board? (

I think some of the weight loss concerns for nursing mamas is related to your little one's age, as well as if you've had supply issues in the past. I started trying to lose the last few pounds (okay, 20 pounds...) in December when my dd was 9months (the nine month on, nine month off took care of about 40 pounds, but left me with the "bonus" 20).

Anyway, I'm using a modified South Beach diet (phase 1 isn't suggested for nursing mamas, but phase 2 is fine) and the exercises in the "Lose your mummy tummy" book and my supply has been fine. I did supplement a little with fenugreek for a few weeks, but mostly I found that as long as I went slow and made gradual changes my supply remained constant. Now that the weather is warming up I'm walking more too so that's helping things along. I've dropped all 20 of my "extra" pounds and the exercise is getting me back into my pre-baby clothes!

So get lots of water, don't make drastic changes suddenly, and good luck! You really will be able to lose that weight and maximize your health while nursing!
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With my first child, I was one of those lucky ones who lost all 80lbs of my baby weight just by breastfeeding.

I haven't been so lucky with my second, hehe. I've got about 10lbs left to go, to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I've been drinking mostly water, and nursing tea, eating fruit and veggies as snacks, and staying away from junk foods.

Now that the warm weather is here, I'm hoping to start taking walks with the kids (possibly jogging if I get really ambitious). I'm also doing some pilates at home. They're not too hard, but give my belly area a good work out.

As a side note, I had no idea that there was a fitness forum. I'm heading over to check that out now.
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Start your "diet plan" with:

- walking at least 3 times a week - put baby in a carrier/stroller - take the dog
- replace all snack foods with vegetables/fruits (candy/chips/cookies/brownies etc)
- change meals to adequate portions of 1 meat 1 side 1 fruit and/or vegetable
- dont drink fruit juice... get your vitamins by eating a fruit instead (juice has too much sugar)
- eat a healthy breakfast
- if you find yourself starving, drink a glass of water THEN eat... it will reduce the amount of food you are intaking.
Yeah, the baby weight came off easy after the first one. With this one, I was too scared to exercise at first thinking I'd hurt the milk supply. But by the time he was 4mo old, fat as can be, and so was I, I decided I had to do something, so I started walking 3 days a week, just a couple miles each time, and the weight slowly came off and is still coming off. Oh, and I eat less chocolate now too!
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