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I was trying to lose weight before getting pregnant, always a challenge for me. My bigger challenge is gaining weight while pregnant. With DD1 I gained a whopping 6-7 lbs the entire pregnancy, so I was down more after the birth then I was before getting pregnant. It didn't take long though and I started gaining again. This time at 35 weeks I've gained 10lbs. I imagine after the birth I'll be around my starting weight again. I don't want to go higher this time while nursing! I would like to lose this time but I'm not sure when is the best time to start a diet while nursing. Can I start right away or should I wait 1 month, 6 months, ... I have no idea what is recommended.
 

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I think healthy eating can start right at birth... I think when you're nursing, it's important to eat well, eat whole foods, a good balance of carbs and protein and veg/fruit, and make sure you do not go hungry! I think when looking at wanting to lose weight, exercise is really important and shouldn't be overlooked.<br><br>
20% of moms either maintain or gain while nursing (this stat is in Adventures in Tandem Nursing by Hilary Flower) so some of that is hormonally influenced as well. But it is still helpful to eat healthy and get regular exercise, whether it results in weight loss or not.
 

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<a href="http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-weightloss.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mo...eightloss.html</a><br><br>
I think healthy foods takes precedence over diet foods.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
good luck
 
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