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Had a baby. Gained weight. Breast feeding. How can I shed off the extra weight? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hello..I had a queury about weight loss after pregnancy
User:I have a 4 month old baby whom i am exclusively breast feeding
User:i am doing 30 min fast walk on treadmill 6 days a week
User:but yet my weight loss has stalled
User:i am afraid/unable to diet
User:breast feeding leaves me hungry
Doctor:I understand your concern
Doctor:Let me help you with the best of my knowledge
Doctor:1. Continue to breastfeed your baby
Doctor:It will help you to lose wieght
Doctor:2. Continue to do running on the treadmill
User:can i diet?
User:or atleast try to?
Doctor:3. Eat lot of fruits and salads instead of heavy meals, eat small frequent meals
Doctor:No, don't go on any diet, it is going to harm you
Doctor:Make a chart of what you eat daliy
Doctor:Have something frequently every 2 hours
Doctor:Consume one heavy meal in a day
User:how do i know what is my ideal weight
Doctor:Eat as much fruits as you can and whenever you feel hungry, you will not put on weight at all.
Doctor:I will help you on that
Doctor:Please give me your height and weight details
User:height 150 cm, weight currently 55 kgs
Doctor:Give me a moment
Doctor:Your current body mass index is 24.4
Doctor:It is in overweight category
Doctor:Your ideal weight would be 49
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:With little bit of exercise, you can easily shed some weight
Doctor:You don't need an external help for this
User:how much weight can one expect loose in a week? i am starting to get frustrated when i dont see the needle moving on the scale
User:is there a way to loose the tummy?
Doctor:Yes, abdominal exercises help in that
User:is treadmill the best for loosing weight
Doctor:Also,you can use an abdominal belt since you just delivered a baby too
Doctor:It is one of the good methods to shed weight
User:how much weight can one expect loose in a week?
Doctor:A maximum of half kg can be lost in a month
Doctor:Going on crash diet is definitely not safe
Doctor:Don't be disheartened
Doctor:Try your best and you can do it
User:thanks doc
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Is there anything else you wish to ask me?
Doctor:All the best
Doctor:Have a great day
Doctor:Take care and bye for now
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