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Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

No: Weight loss supplements are never a good idea, especially while pregnant or breastfeeding. From what i can tell, it looks like this "supplement" is just a very high caffeine drink - like an energy drink. While a small amount of caffeine is okay while breastfeeding, a large amount is not recommended. ...Read more

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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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 plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Plexus Slim: It is not recommended. Some of the ingredients may cause decrease in breast milk production. ...Read more

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I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

No: There is no evidence that is effective. The ingredients aren't standardized and no good information how it is metabolized. So just unknown so not currently safe. All the best. ...Read more

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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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I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

Fewer calories?: It sounds like you've been working hard and you are probably making more progress than you realize so don't give up! Circuit training is a great weight loss tool. I would focus on your calories "in" now. If you are not losing weight, chances are your calories (no matter how healthy) are still too high for you to lose weight. Go to www.myfitnesspal.com for a great support and tracking site. ...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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Dr. James Lin
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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. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more