This is a tricky thing as I think the amount everyone burns from breastfeeding varies, but I've noticed that if I stay above 1,500 but below 2,000 calories a day I loose weight and my supply doesn't suffer. Someone else mentioned and I've found it to be true as well, that if I dip below 1,500 or stay to close to that number, my supply will drop. So 1,700 has been my happy place for loosing at least a pound a week. So far it's been working great, as I really just started tracking again this month. Of course everyone's activity level varies a lot too, but I've been focusing on doing a lot of walking, since that is a fun thing to do with my almost 10 month old. Averaging 6,000 steps a day has also helped to get my metabolism a little kick it needs.
Basically I just have to set my calorie goal for what I want manually or adjust my weight loss goals, because otherwise it won't think that I will lose weight eating that much. Does that make sense?
| current weight: 179.0