I'm not using it currently (waiting until Philip is closer to 2 months old before I start again), but I used it postpartum with my second daughter and I loved it. It helped me mostly to become a lot more aware of what I was eating and make healthier food choices. I lost almost 40 pounds using it and after a while didn't have to count points religiously anymore to keep losing because I had changed my eating habits. It works really well IMO.
I'm down 8 pounds so far - I can eat all my nursing points and all my activity points and still lose weight. It's good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
WW is big on "good health guidelines" which, for nursing moms, means:<br>
8 servings of fruits / veggies instead of 5<br>
3 servings of healthy oil instead of 2<br>
3 servings of dairy instead of 2<br><br>
If you do follow the guidelines, you end up eating 3 extra points in fruits/veggies, 1 extra point in oil and 2 extra points in dairy. That is 6 of your 10 nursing points. The other 4... heck.. have a scoop of ice cream <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been thinking about joining WW to lose about 15lbs while I'm nursing but I don't eat meat or consume dairy or eggs. Is it compatible/adaptable to my way of eating?</div>
I would think so. There's a gal at my meeting who is vegetarian and she seems to be doing well on the program.<br><br>
Maybe someone with more expertise could answer better, though.
You could do it just about w/ any diet restrictions, I think. The basis of points is paying attention to what you are eating so you become more concious of portion control and healthy items. It's not a set "diet" of recipes you have to follow. Points are determined by looking at the nutritional content of the food you are eating: calories, fat grams, and fiber grams.