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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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


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Which is a good way to lose weight when breast feeding?

Which is a good way to lose weight when breast feeding?

A safe way to : Approach this is through weight training. The increased muscle mass will burn more calories - this prevents you from having to starve yourself. ...Read more

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Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

No need: Although there are medically recognized weight-loss pills, the best weight-loss scheme is breastfeeding, where you burn up to 500 cal/day. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

Can I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

Absoluely: Weight loss is all a calorie in/calorie out deal. If you expend more calories in a day than you take in, over time you will lose weight. Make sure you are getting enough fluids to keep your milk supply going, and enough variety of foods to get appropriate nutrition for the baby. Other than that, take your daily vitamin and enjoy the weight loss without having to work out! ...Read more

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How do I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

How do I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

Priorities : I would first consult with a nutritionist and lactation consultant. You need adequate calories to produce milk and avoid a catabolic state. It is important to support sufficient fat, protein and carbohydrates. Exercise is also a great way increase tone and increase muscle bulk and enhanced body contouring. ...Read more

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Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

Confusing question: Many women use breast feeding as a natural way to loose weight. Eating a well balanced diet designed to meet the needs of mom and baby with calorie load based on pre-pregnancy weight can help weight come off. Before or after breast feeding, success at weight loss depends on feeding practices and activity. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to lose weight while breast feeding?

Slowly: Many women lose weight when breast feeding baby. If you weight train- you will build muscle which burns calories. It is important to also remain aerobically fit. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more