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Can't shift the last half stone! :-(

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moomin35 Fri 12-Dec-14 12:58:51

Had baby 6 months ago and am really struggling to shift the last half stone, any help or tips appreciated!

Rockchick1984 Sat 13-Dec-14 09:38:58

What have you tried?

bakingtins Wed 17-Dec-14 13:21:53

Hi moomin I'm in a similar boat. Baby 3 is 6m, I lost 1.5 stone and am now 'stuck' about 10lbs over target. Part of it is I now fit into my old clothes and feel ok at my current weight, I'm top end of healthy BMI and body fat % and would like to be in the middle, but I'm not very motivated. I've just had a coil fitted which has scuppered my exercise plans temporarily, and Christmas with the in laws is a tough time to be dieting. I'm going to get back on track in January, will be happy with damage limitation for December. Want a buddy for the New Year?

kaykayblue Thu 18-Dec-14 15:42:18

OP - As much as many women laud the weight loss properties of breast feeding, there are also loads of women who actually keep on extra weight until they wean. Part of the body trying to make sure it has enough energy supplies.

You didn't mention if you were breastfeeding or not, but I thought I'd mention the possibility considering your babies age.

You haven't mentioned what you are trying - are you able to do a little exercise every day? I know you are probably shattered, but if you can even do a 20-30 minute video on youtube whilst baby is napping, then it will help kick start your metabolism, and will burn off a couple of extra calories.

Apparently exercise really helps your mood as well, even when you're tired, but I can't attest to that!!!

The only other thing would be to try and get your calories from things like pulses and veg and fruit, rather from foods high in fat. Even if they have similar calorie counts (which is really the most important), if your body is still in "fat conservation mode" it might help. Especially coupled with the exercise.

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