Monday, January 18, 2010

Diet and exercise

About 4-5 weeks ago I got tired of the baby weight clinging to my body and I started to diet with the thought that I would quit if my breast milk supply got low. I dieted for one week, lost one pound, and saw my milk supply diminish. I stopped dieting immediately and started watching what I ate, which means I didn't restrict calories but I didn't pig out either. Baby got frustrated with breast feeding pretty quickly and would only breast feed at night when he was tired, which made the milk supply even lower. I started pumping more and feeding baby breast milk from a bottle but the damage was done.

Four weeks later, my weight is the same and I inadvertently started weening the child. I can't quite let go of breastfeeding yet. I haven't been doing it but I'm pumping enough to keep some supply going. I think I'm the one not ready to let go and the baby is perfectly happy without it. It makes me sad to think about it.

I'm exercising regularly but without a plan at this point. I don't need the pressure of trying to keep up with an exercise plan. I'm having fun with exercise but really wish the weight would magically disappear. Anyone have David Copperfield's phone number?


小湘 said...


Fitness Integral said...

I think you know what I will say...:)

Definitely don't cut calories. Reread the diet part of my book. Work on the quality of food. Cut out gluten, sugar, and milk (I'm assuming you're still off alcohol and coffee). Eat wholesome unmanipulated foods. Lots of clean water. Lots of good fats.

One of the biggest enemies of mom fatloss is lack of sleep which messes with cortisol. It makes it harder to lose fat.

Also, remember this takes time!!! You're doing an awesome job. change your eating (in case you don't already eat like this) for health and the fatloss will be a bonus.