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Team ParentCircleJun 25, 2020
@Zainab Dear Parent, Thank you for reaching out to us. Every new mother wishes to return to their pre-pregnancy weight. Since you are a lactating mother, I would suggest that you take it slow in terms of weight loss. Breastfeeding women need additional 500 calories per day than other women. A gradual weight loss would be a safe and better option for you. Also, before you start following a diet plan on your own, I would highly suggest that you consult a doctor and a nutritionist. They would work together to analyse your health parameters, your dietary pattern and then provide the right diet and exercise plan that will help you achieve your goal. Here are a few tips that you could follow: 1. Do not skip meals! Eat a balanced diet. Ensure that your meals have foods from all the five food groups. 2. Include a variety of fruits and vegetables. 3. If you are craving for a snack, have a bowl of salad or soup or a handful of mixed nuts. 4. Eat slowly. As it gives you time to feel full. 5. Cut down on fat and sugar. Opt for low-fat dairy products. 6. Do not try crash or fad diets (quick weight loss diets) as they do not provide the important nutrients that are needed for both you and your baby. 7. Moderate physical activity like brisk walking for 20 to 30 minutes is good to start with. Hope this helps! Please do feel free to post any further queries you may have!Reply