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Ive been trying to lose the baby weight but Im not having any success. Has anyone got any tips, advise or any good diets? I dont want be a fatty forever.
Hey there....how about swimming classes with Bubs? :) Thats what I'm planning....
I get out and walk with both my boys. We get up have breaky, see Daddy off to work then I put the boys in the pram and off we go. I walk for around an hour in the morning then we go for another hour after tea, when it's cooler. Drink plenty of water as well and try not to have anything to eat from about 2 hours before you go to bed.
they say no carbs after 4.30 as you dont need them.
I would love to get out and walk, but I dont want to go by myself, and yet dont want to take all of the kids.
When the boys are back at school I should pop my little girl in the pram and go for a daily walk!
Good luck with your weight loss journey!
Try a low GI regime like Montignac or the New Glucose Revolution.
I've been following Montignac most of my pregnancy, and my weight gain has been only the expected 12kg or so, not the 30 odd kg I've whacked on with the previous pregnancies.
You can also look at www.glycemicindex.com for glycemic index values of foods.
Because Montignac allows you to eat widely from the various food groups, encourages the consumption of unprocessed foods, and allows you to eat if you are hungry, rather than restricting the calorie intake, it is more suitable for breastfeeding than most other regimes, and I am intending to follow it rigorously after baby is born.
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Sarie that was really good advice. I don't really like going for a walk except if you count rushing around the shops. But that was a good idea to get into a routine of morning and evening. I might start that when things calm down around here. The holiday season is so hectic.
Cut fat out of your diet totally - I find this worked for me.
This means no butter (I put olive oil on toast), cooking with olive oil, using low fat milk's etc and eating lots of fresh fruit and vege's.
I see a herbalist who has got me on a great eating plan along with daily multivitamins and Marine oil tablets.
May you find something that works for you!!:)
Rachel I haven't done any exercise since Christmas, we were away nearly the whole time, but we are getting back into it again. :p
We also go by the low GI thing too. I had GD with PJ so we've pretty much juststuck to the same diet I was on when I was pregnant, though I'm not exercising as much now (weird I know) I definatly should though, I need to get back into the swind of things!
My first tip for you is don't starve yourself or your metabolism will slow down. This was the mistake that I used to make, thinking that I was doing the right thing.
Next, start eliminating butter, margarine, oil etc..... eg: sandwiches/rolls with no butter. you can eat these foods in moderation after you reach your goal.
Also swap all full fat dairy products for low fat.
Next, find out what your BMR is:
If you find out what your basic metabolic rate is (BMR) you can find out how many calories you need to burn to start dropping weight.
Your BMR is how many calories your body burns at rest on a daily basis. Once you unlock this secret, you can work out how many calories you plan to eat. And how much exercise you need to do.
There is a lot of info on how to calculate your BMR on the internet.
Once I found out my BMR, I began to divide my usual meals into 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day and combined this with a bit of excercise each day and I dropped 7 kilos in about 5 mths. (5 minutes on the excercise bike after every meal)
If you turn your main meals into smaller more frequent meals, it will speed up your metabolism. As will the excercise.
Invest in a set of digital scales that measure the percentage of fat that you carry and then record your progress daily. You can buy these at Big W.
After about 2 weeks you should see some changes starting.
It takes about a week for your body to start burning fat, so don't give up after a week or two. Just keep going. You can do it!:)
Hope this helps a bit.
As mentioned, Pilates is awesome. I found a class where I can take bubba with me, so I have zero excuses for not going to class. It's great for whatever level you are at, and as you get stronger you can do harder levels of exercise. Plus it's more interesting that walking on a treadmill!!!
I reduced the portion sizes I was eating and made myself have a big salad for lunch every day - full of good stuff like corn and beetroot and olives, plus your normal salad boring stuff like lettuce and tomatoes!! and then I add protein to it, like cottage cheese or ham or tuna. I figure carbs aren't needed at lunch!! It is working well for me, plus cutting out all snacks (that was a bugger to do, though... never realised how much I just "picked" when at home).
Good luck, remember you're not alone! :D
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