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How many calories should I be consuming and burning everyday to loose weight? I'm 5'8, 234lbs and breastfeeding.

How many calories should I be consuming and burning everyday to loose weight? I'm 5'8, 234lbs and breastfeeding.

Check BMR: You should check your basal metabolic rate, your body composition and talk to your primary physician. You shall eat calories equal to your BMR and take good vitamins and minerals. Avoid high sugar foods. No sodas. Add regular exercise program. Keep your doctors reccomendations in the plans. Avg weight loss will be 1-2 lbs a week till u reach about 200 lbs. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Loam feeding my 70 days old baby breast feed 70% percents and formula 30%..Do i burn calories? I feel so tired i don't eat a lot or more than usual

Loam feeding my 70 days old baby breast feed 70% percents and formula 30%..Do i burn calories? I feel so tired i don't eat a lot or more than usual

Yes. 300-500 Kcal: Your body requires from 300-500 calories a day to produce the equivalent of 3 bottles of formula a day. Also, you may not be getting enough rest or fluids, there are more demands on you time and responsibilities. Postpartum depression can also present with fatigue. Don't be shy with discussing your feelings with your doctor. ...Read more

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How many extra calories a day must I have if i'm breastfeeding twins?

How many extra calories a day must I have if i'm breastfeeding twins?

Varies..: There isn't an absolute number but nursing a singleton requires an 200-500 calories a day. Make sure to increase your fluid intake and remember that your body will produce breastmilk first, take care of you second. Eating a well balanced diet will help keep both momma and twins healthy. ...Read more

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How many extra calories a day can I have if i'm breastfeeding and pumping?

How many extra calories a day can I have if i'm breastfeeding and pumping?

Depends: Generally, if you are exclusively breastfeeding a single baby (not using any solids or formula), you need about 300 to 500 extra calories beyond what you ate prior to pregnancy. It's more important to eat to satisfy hunger than watch calories. Avoid eating for stress or fatigue. Eat a nutritious well-balanced diet because what you eat flavors your milk, so you are developing your baby's taste! ...Read more

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Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding 10 month old. Is 1200 calories per day enough for me? Trying to lose five pounds.

Breastfeeding 10 month old. Is 1200 calories per day enough for me?  Trying to lose five pounds.

No: Severely restricting your calories will decrease your breast milk supply. Try to get at least 1500 or more and increase your exercise rather than decreasing your intake. Make sure you take in plenty of water too. ...Read more

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If I'm trying to lose weight while working out 5 days a week and breastfeeding, how many calories should I consume per day?

If I'm trying to lose weight while working out 5 days a week and breastfeeding, how many calories should I consume per day?

1500 kcals: you should lose weight on 1500 kcals a day. Walk 10k steps a day and track your water and fruit/veggie intake. You didn't mention how old the baby is, but as she grows you should really start losing weight especially when baby hits the six month mark. Try and sleep when you can. Here is a physician developed and tested health tracker to try www.personalmedicineplus.com put in " hodg" for the code ...Read more

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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