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I need some help losing weight. What can I take to help me jump start my body? Are any diet pills safe? What herbs or other natural things would help? I'm nursing my 3 1/2 yr. old & my 18 month old. I weigh 265.<br><br>
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it is not safe for your baby if you lose more than a pound or two each week. Estrogenic toxins are stored in your fat cells, and when you lose weight, those toxins become very highly concentrated in your breastmilk. Most new mothers lose weight at around 1/2 to 1 pound per week in the early post partum months anyway.
 

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Well the best advice I can give you is to eat small frequent meals since your body is already accustomed to making milk you are probably not burning enough calories to loose any pounds. Do you walk?? maybe starting to take a brisk walk every morning will help. I sling my new baby and use a jogging stoller for my almost 3y/o sometimes other times he walks with me we go a lil slower but we go a bit farther to make up for it. When we use the stroller he naps really well. Nothing like napping in the great outdoors with all that fresh air.<br><br>
I eat six times a day and I use a child size plate to control my portions I have already lost all my baby #'s and a few extra.<br><br>
good luck to you and feel free to pm me if ya need any support. only 50 more pounds for me and I'll be under 200 yayyyy.
 

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I found I lost a lot of extra fat by simply cutting out dairy and gluten products. I have mild-moderate intollerances to these, so I think my body just couldn't process them and was storing the calories as fat. I would occasionally have ice cream just cuz it's so hard to avoid! But cheese and ice cream are SO high in fat and calories, that cutting them out alone might help.<br><br>
Are there foods you have trouble digesting? Foods you crave? Try avoiding them for a few weeks and see what happens. First you will lose the craving and your digestion will improve, and then you may find your body slimming all on its own.<br><br>
Sea weed is a very safe food to eat that can help you lose weight AND nourish your body. Try that, too -- see it as a way to nourish and pamper yourself, rather than punish yourself for being heavier than you'd like.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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A friend of mine was able to lose weight by joining Weight Watchers. She told me they have a system for breastfeeding moms as well that allows some extra points. I am trying to get in more walking during the week for myself, as I know for me I am lacking in the exercise department.
 

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There's an interesting book in LLL's catalog called Eat Great, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding. You might check it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Have you looked into Eat to Live? The premise is LOTS and LOTS of veggies, greens, etc w/minimal animal products. You can eat enormous amounts of foods b/c the food you're eating isn't highly caloric but rather highly nutritious. I'm striving for a balance.....Exercise is a great kick-start, IMO. I have a friend who lost 50 lbs over the past year simply by walking every weekday w/her baby while her oldest was in pre-K. That's it.<br><br>
Have you ever kept a food diary?? I was shocked at how much I grazed on and didn't realize it. Here I was thinking I was barely eating---and why wasn't I losing weight since I was nursing two babies---but the reality was I was consuming way more calories than my body needed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> I think I might be ordering a jogging stroller this week for my 2 yo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Good luck---you CAN do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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