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How can I lose pregnancy weight if I am 4 months postpartum?

How can I lose pregnancy weight if I am 4 months postpartum?

Exercise & eat well: A combination of a well balanced, healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegies, protein, non-animal fats and complex carbohydrates (whole grains) rather than simple sugary foods, along with an exercise program may be the best way to take off pregnancy weight. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

Sugarfree: Any vitamin if a multi and bought at a reputable store. More important to count calories. Do something that has a great track record-- meaning that works-- join weight watchers. It works. ...Read more

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Eating well and exercising so why can't i lose baby weight? 2 months postpartum and not breast feeding.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Im 1 month postpartum I have no appetite and im trying to lose weight can I drink breakfast shakes to fill me up and help with my calorie intake?

Im 1 month postpartum I have no appetite and im trying to lose weight can I drink breakfast shakes to fill me up and help with my calorie intake?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks postpartum despite strict dieting I cannot seem to lose the last 20 lbs - i'm not nursing what can I do besides the exercise i'm already doing?

I am 6 weeks postpartum despite strict dieting I cannot seem to lose the last 20 lbs - i'm not nursing what can I do besides the exercise i'm already doing?

Review diet: Depending on what your definition of dieting is, what and how you eat can determine about 70% of weight loss. In other words, restricting calories alone and not eating well or frequently enough may sabotage your metabolism and actually slow it down. Exercise is very important, but diet and adequate sleep will also have a big impact. Discuss this with your doctor, nutritionist, and/or trainer. ...Read more

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Are there ways to lose 10lbs in 16 days post partum?

Yes: Often it would be due to fluid retention that occurred during the pregnancy. Your body does a pretty good job of diuresing ('urinating' away the fluids retained during the pregnancy). ...Read more

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How long should my first post partum period last?

How long should my first post partum period last?

Heavier and longer: The first post partum period is often heavier and longer. If you have bleeding that lasts twice as long as your usual menses i would follow up with the delivering dooctor to rule out other problems. ...Read more