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What should I do if I just can’t seem to lose weight after having the baby?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Diet & exercise

Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.

In brief: Diet & exercise

Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Try breast feeding or if you do not want to breast feed still draw the milk out. It has approx. 80 Kcal per oz so 10 oz will have 800 Kcal. Need to have a caloric deficit of 3,500Kcal for each pound of Fat to be eliminated. Although diet and exersice is a must, breast feeding will accelerate the weight loss process in a healthy way.
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and exercise

It can take awhile to lose the weight (after all, it took 9 months to put it on!).
Initially you will see a big weight loss, then it will slow down to 1-2 lbs/month. Be sure to continue eating a well balanced diet and exercising regularly. Don't try any dieting as you need good nutrition for breastfeeding. Be patient and keep with a healthy lifestyle- it will come off.

In brief: Diet and exercise

It can take awhile to lose the weight (after all, it took 9 months to put it on!).
Initially you will see a big weight loss, then it will slow down to 1-2 lbs/month. Be sure to continue eating a well balanced diet and exercising regularly. Don't try any dieting as you need good nutrition for breastfeeding. Be patient and keep with a healthy lifestyle- it will come off.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Check thyroid

Make sure you have your thyroid function checked - women not uncommonly develop hypothyroidism after pregnancy.

In brief: Check thyroid

Make sure you have your thyroid function checked - women not uncommonly develop hypothyroidism after pregnancy.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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