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Is slimming world easy when breastfeed?

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fedupofpeppa Wed 25-May-16 09:17:25

Had my six week post birth check yesterday so am now focused on upping exercise and losing weight. I need to lose 1.5-2 stone. Have done weight watchers in the past but doctor said slimming world is best from a healthy weight loss medical perspective (although didn't say not to do other plans).

I really want something simple as don't have much free time with 6 week old and 2 year old plus cheap as money is tight. Also need to be able to make meals for all the family that don't the hours of prep and are easy and tasty.

Is slimming world for me? Do I need to go to meetings or is there an online version? Any tips for success?


fedupofpeppa Wed 25-May-16 09:18:13

Sorry title should have said when breastfeeding.

AusitmAndAshtma Wed 25-May-16 09:20:31

Bumping because I want to know too! Currently waiting for DS2 to be born, so will be in a similar situation to you!

stiffstink Wed 25-May-16 09:22:36

I'm doing it at the moment, its the same plan as everyone else but more 'healthy extras' which are dairy products so you get the correct amount of calcium.

thelionsleeps Wed 25-May-16 14:03:42

I'm breastfeeding twins and have found it really easy. You get 6 healthy extras (on top of all your free food) and they say 4 of those should be A's which are your milk and cheese and the remaining 2 your B's which are cereal and bread. To be honest some days I struggle to eat them all.

They also advise you to have your full 15 syns a day while bf so it is a really good plan. I think if you stay away from too much low fat stuff it is super healthy for the whole family - lots of fruit, veg, fish, lean meats and I stick with wholemeal pasta and rice.

I cook the same meals for the whole family and have just tweaked loads of recipes to make them sw friendly. There are so many good ideas out there on internet & pinterest for recipes.

I have lost 13.5lbs in 4 weeks and want to lose at least another 2 stone. I know I won't lose that fast all the time but it is a really easy plan to follow and you can also eat out, have normal food and it doesn't feel too restrictive. Also not too expensive - lots of family friendly things to eat.

I started doing it myself but now go to the meetings - lots of people there with babies. It works for me getting weighed every week and just helps to keep me on track a bit more.

Worth giving it a go. Good luck!

SpoonfulOfJam Thu 26-May-16 22:23:35

I'm bfing a 3 month old. Also have a 2.5 yr old. I've lost a stone in 3 weeks. It's easy to follow, and can manage lots of cheap dinners- chickpea curry, jacket potatoes, pasta and sauce. Syns can be used for alcohol and/ or chocolate.

I'm so glad I started. Another 1.5 stone to go and I'm confident it will come off if I stick to plan.

fedupofpeppa Fri 27-May-16 07:08:35

Thanks all. What do I need to start? For we I know you got handouts each week and a guide to tracking. Should I go to a meeting once to get it all explained to me? Or sign up online?

SpoonfulOfJam Fri 27-May-16 10:03:02

I chose meetings. Nice to get out the house- I take the baby. It's all explained in person then. The consultant looks over your food diary every week to check you're doing it right.

I find the awards and rounds of applause really motivating so prefer to go to group. Their scales also show lower numbers than mine at home!

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