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DIETITIANBECKY
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11/15/12 8:19 P

Thanks for sharing the additional information.
I understand your desire to get back to that 130#---but give yourself plenty of time. It took 9 months to put on the weight--so give yourself several months to take it off. Remember too--that since you are just 10 weeks post-delivery--your body is still adjusting to hormonal changes, delivery stress, etc. You really are still recovering.

I remember doing a great deal of walking with my little one. Put the child in a carrier and get outside and walk; or go to the mall and walk. It also helped release the stress. I also remember dancing with my little one, cleaning out closets and drawers, reading, knitting, scrapebooking, etc.

Dietitian Becky



CHELSEAAPINA
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11/15/12 7:36 P

My son is 10 weeks old and I'm not breastfeeding. I'm 5'7 and I weigh 147 lbs. My goal weight is 130 (my pre-pregnancy size). Its so hard to take up a true hobby because my baby is almost always in my arms (he likes to be held) so I can only do things one-handed, i.e. snack, until he naps or his father is home. Its killing my diet.



BELGIANBEERME
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11/15/12 6:54 P

I wonder if because everything is so planned and regimented, that you snack to keep your food a little more interesting. You might do better if you have some quick fix ingredients in the house so you can whip up what you're craving when you crave it, rather than stick to a meal you planned three days prior.

Also, a hobby is a good way to keep your mind off of food. I sew clothes in my spare time, and a project can last many hours. When I'm upstairs in my sewing room, I don't think about food unless I'm famished! Perhaps there's something you've been wanting to take up?



DIETITIANBECKY
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11/15/12 6:52 P

Can you clarify this information---
So you are taking care of a 6-week old?
You are eating 1300 calories?
Are you breastfeeding?

SP Regiatered Dietitian Becky



SLASALLE
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11/15/12 6:41 P

A couple of thoughts:

-It's possible you're not eating enough, which would explain your constant eating. Not sure what P90X is, but if you're working out 6 days a week and it's a lot of working out, I'm pretty sure you need to be eating more than 1300 calories daily. 1200 daily calories it the bare bones minimum to get the nutrition you need to perform daily functions. Exercising a lot means you need more. I know it sounds counterintuitive, but it's been proven that you have to eat enough calories to support your exercise or you won't lose weight
-Try planning 2-3 snacks into your meal plan
-Make a list of things to do when you get bored; do something from the list instead of eating

Hope this helps!



CHELSEAAPINA
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11/15/12 6:03 P

I left my job when I was 8 months pregnant. Since then (10 weeks later) I have been a Stay-at-Home mom. I do P90X (lean program) six days a week, plan my meals a week in advance (1300 calories of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and veggies), and try to read to keep my hands busy. Nevertheless, I canít stop snacking. I never stick to my meal plan (every day is a cheat day) and I feel like Iím eating all of the calories that my workout burns. My weight loss is at a standstill. Any suggestions on how to take control of my diet before my boredom ruins it?



 
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