Sunday, January 23, 2011

Breastfeeding calls...

Currently, I have to postpone my weight loss program as I need to breastfeed my baby. I am trying to continue breastfeeding my baby until she turns 2. After reading an article from Baby Center, the diet regime have to wait until my baby could consume solid food which is another 2 months.

Some useful tips and infos from the articles:
i) Don't count calories

Women who are breastfeeding needs about 200 to 500 more cal than moms who aren't (mean a minimum of 2,000 to 2,700 calories per day). So, hunger and craving could act as a guide to how much food we need to consume.

ii)Aim for slow and steady weight loss

We must Lose our pregnancy weight gradually. It takes almost ten months to a year to return to our pre-pregnancy weight. Celebrities have their own personal trainer to calculate the safe calories and exercise they need to do.

iii)Choose good fats

Limit saturated fats and avoid trans fats

iv)Eat fish

Eat up to 12 ounces of most types of fish and seafood per week, including salmon, shrimp, lake trout, tilapia, and mackerel.

v)Drink plenty of water and limit caffeine

When you're breastfeeding, your body needs about 16 cups of total fluid per day.

I hope all mommies out there would find these tips and infos useful.