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What's a good weight loss diet to do while breastfeeding? I would like to loose 30 lbs.... Is that realistic while still nursing?

What's a good weight loss diet to do while breastfeeding?  I would like to loose 30 lbs.... Is that realistic while still nursing?

Breast feeding: If you're breast feeding you are using up an additional 1000 calories a day. You shouldn't diet in addition to that. You need to eat a well balanced meal for yourself and the baby. You should lose 2 pounds a week by breast feeding alone. More than that is not recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Breastfeeding diet advice, i want help weight loss but still be healthy?

Breastfeeding diet advice, i want help weight loss but still be healthy?

Breast feeding: Usually, breast feeding on demand with adequate milk flow should help you loose your pregnancy weight . ...Read more

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Is it safe to diet and lose weight while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to diet and lose weight while breastfeeding?

Yes: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the 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). ...Read more

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How does breastfeeding help with weight loss?

How does breastfeeding help with weight loss?

Milk is high caloric: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the 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). ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding really help with weight loss?

Does breastfeeding really help with weight loss?

Depends: Breast feeding can utilize 400+ calories/day which is more than you can burn with an hour on an exercise bike. If you tailor your diet to match your pre-pregnancy weight instead of eating "for two", you can lose weight. ...Read more

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Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Don't take during : Breastfeeding for weight loss. Your baby is absorbing it too. Breastfeeding normally can cause weight loss naturally from the amount of energy expended around the clock. Best not to take any supplements during breast-feeding. Just get your rest when your baby does too. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

No: I am not convinced that it is ever safe to take these things.Certainly there is no safety data or proof that they work at all.Be careful! ...Read more

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Will the paleo diet help me safely lose weight while breastfeeding? I was told breastfeeding would help me lose weight... That is not true for me.

Will the paleo diet help me safely lose weight while breastfeeding? I was told breastfeeding would help me lose weight... That is not true for me.

Only if low calories: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the 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). ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more