Going clean worked for me when I was breastfeeding. I didn't cut my calories painfully low for milk production but cutting soda and sugar and eating lots of fresh veggies and lean meats plus lots of walking did the trick, you just gotta really stick with it for a bit. Don't cheat until you see some real progress.
Start taking a multi vitamin and Super B Complex (you can get it at walmart or rite aid easy to find)
I started taking those and didn't change my diet at all...I've lost 15lbs in about 6wks The super b helps with your metabolism and you'd be surprised how people "hold onto weight" because they are lacking in certain vitamins...as soon as they start getting the nutrients they need their body starts "actin right"
I'd start with portion control, just go slow. Eliminate the unhealthy foods from your diet slowly...it takes time to change your eating habits.
January 31, 2013 at 1:31 AM
I lost 50lbs last year, I stuck to a 1200 calorie diet, a bunch of small meals throughout the day and no eating after 7pm. Also did cardio (mainly zumba) 3-4 times a week, starting at 30 mins and worked my way up to 60 mins. Good luck!!
*eta* i used the myfitnesspal app on my phone and it HELPED a lot!
For sure, cut out soda, sweetened tea, anything like that. Sweets, in general. Drink lots of plain water - at least the 8 eight oz glasses a day., probably more since you're breastfeeding.
Lots of veggies - steamed is good. Less carbs and very few if any simple carbs (no white bread, white rice, and so on). Lean protein. Nonfat milk to drink.
And exercise is good. If you're not used to it, start slow. A class is good, especially a post natal one if you can find one in the area. A gym membership is good, but you really need to build it into your daily schedule. And cardio - swimming, or biking, or running - for at least 1/2 hour a day, 5 days a week. It's easier especially in the winter to do this inside - and if the gym has childcare, all the better.