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What is an easy way for me to lose weight due to pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Taking off the wt: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the best and easiest way to lose weight before pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not easy: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determined calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Would you say it's easy to lose pregnancy weight?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Every one has a different experience - it depends on how you eat and exercise after pregnancy. Best to focus on gaining at a healthy rate during pregnancy- that way you are less likely to have excess weight to loose after you deliver, .
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to lose the weight i gained during pregnancy and keep it off?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Moderation: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please describe a good way to lose weight post-pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight loss: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a safe way to lose my pregnancy weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
By breastfeeding: Strict dieting is not needed, as long as a breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories).

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