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A 28-year-old female asked:

I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy and now struggling to lose the weight despite eating clean,attempts to reduce calories and exercise as the extra weight causes persistent foot pain. do i need to see a dietician or is my metabolism slow?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Count the calories: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. Her primary care doctor can check for a hormonal imbalance, and check the foot issue too.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2020

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