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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?

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Dr. Martin Fried
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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In brief: See below

A healthy diet with a focus on eliminating empty calories like sweetened beverages and junk food.
Also 60 minutes of aerobic exercise daily. You could even try weight watchers and other programs.

In brief: See below

A healthy diet with a focus on eliminating empty calories like sweetened beverages and junk food.
Also 60 minutes of aerobic exercise daily. You could even try weight watchers and other programs.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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