I lost my baby weight both times by controlling portion sizes and cutting junk. If I restrict myself too much I end up going on a junk food bender, so focused more on potion sizes and eating whole unprocessed foods most of the time with a treat a few times a week.
When losing my weight I generally had a smoothie for breakfast, green soup & rye bread or ham & salad wrap for lunch, a small portion of whatever we were having for dinner and snacks were natural greek yogurt/ nuts/ crackers & cheese/ homemade protein balls/ boiled egg with hommus/ veg sticks with hommus. I also don't do low fat anything - whole milk, cheese, yogurt etc. I'm more wary of added sugar than I am fat, and I lost weight fine eating whole fat foods.
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This is a good post on why restricting your food intake while breast feeding is a bad idea. Hope it's ok to post but I think it's very important massage that the diet industry have overtaken us on.
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07-05-2014 13:01 #15
I've been making green smoothies to get fruit and veg and filling up with high protein, low calorie food like egg white omelettes (with veggies) and chicken/turkey breast or tuna. I snack on carrots, edamame and miso soup. I think getting a good hit of protein really keeps the hunger at bay.
I find counting calories really helps. I try to stick to 1200 a day when losing weight. I find the weekends are the hardest. Oh and I try to exercise (moderately hard) for 45mins a day 5 times a week.
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