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What to do about postpartum weight loss at 1 month?

What to do about postpartum weight loss at 1 month?

Weight loss: Is that weight loss during your pregnancy or after your baby was delivered? What is the weight loss? What was baby's birth weight? Is baby doing OK? Are you feeling well? Make sure you see your obstetrician soon. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Please advise on weight loss strategies for post partum?

Please advise on weight loss strategies for post partum?

Post partum diet: Having a child is a wonderful and challenging experience. New responsibilities, lack of sleep, new interactions with family and spouse, lack of sleep, unfamiliar chores and experiences. All this, makes weight loss a tall order. I would first recommend finding some time for yourself. Discuss with your spouse, your family. One hour can be very therapeutic to your diet, planning meals, and exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any special vitamins that are good for postpartum weight loss? Something that boosts metabolism naturally or something?

Are there any special vitamins that are good for postpartum weight loss? Something that boosts metabolism naturally or something?

Sorry, no: Vitamins do not boost metabolism (in spite of silly tv adds that say they do.) seriously, they don't! breast feeding burns tremendous calories, and old-fashioned diet and exercise help too. ...Read more

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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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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 used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

No magic number: There's no perfect number. Here a good rule of thumb. Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum predicted heart rate. Multiple by 60%. This is your recommended target heart rate. Example: age 44. 220-44=176. 0.6x 176=105. 105 is your target. Remember: you'll lose more weight by reducing your intake than by trying to burn it up. Any exercise at any heart rate is beneficial for dieters. ...Read more

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What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

It depends: Do you want to sustain your weight or lose weight? It may be best to consider weight loss since a 5'3" frame will have diffculty sustaining that weight over time without joint damage. Your calorie recommendations are extremes on a spectrum. I would suggest starting at 2500 carefullly counted for 2 months are drop by 100 every 2 months until you get to 1500. Return to 1800 when at goal weight. ...Read more

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How long does it take someone to recover from large blood loss due to post partum hemorrhage?

How long does it take someone to  recover from large blood loss due to post partum hemorrhage?

Months!: The life of a red blood cell is 120 days. Old red blood cells are replaced with new red blood cells every 120 day. If you lose blood after delivery or due to surgery, it will take months for your red blood cell count to catch up and make up for that blood loss. It is probably a good idea to talk to your dr about taking an iron supplement to help support the making of new red blood cells. ...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


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more