Weight loss while breastfeeding 

many patients come in post baby because they can’t lose weight. Some even take drastic measures to get to the weight they want.  However, there is no need to. Embrace breastfeeding and being able to eat a little bit more to keep your supply up. You can burn up to an extra 500 calories a day by breastfeeding. This doesn’t mean that you can eat tons of calories…just eat a bit more to continue breastfeeding. If you’re trying to cut some calories to promote weight loss while nursing consume no less than 1500 calories a day or your supply may suffer.  Don’t forget to continue your prenatal vitamins, calcium supplements, and some omega-3s. 
Another weight to get some calories burning is by doing physical activity. I love doing things that involve the kiddos like running, hiking, and walking 🙂

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About healthyfitsam

I'm a wife and a mother of two who is trying to "green" up our house and help us become healthier individuals. I'm working on my bachelors in nutrition and then it is off to become a Registered Dietitian. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is approaching fast! I love sharing my knowledge with others about little things I find out, so stay tuned.
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