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Losing weight quickly after very late miscarriages

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Werksallhourz Tue 28-Jul-15 13:25:15

I am wondering whether anyone can give me any advice or pointers really.

Over the last eight months, I have had two losses at 23 weeks due to cervical insuffiency. As I got pregnant only six weeks after my first loss, I never really lost much of the weight I put on in the first and second trimester of my first pregnancy, so just put on more weight on the top of it in my second.

It has only been five weeks since my second loss, but I really need to get rid of the accumulated weight before we ttc again, particularly as I will need some form of surgery to enable me to carry to term (one option we have is quite major, and there is at least one surgeon who will not do the op until I lose at least 12lbs).

So I need to lose about two stone. And I need to lose the majority of it by September/October (time is of the essence because I am 40 next year). The problem is that, despite a a very clean diet (no processed anything, no grains, mostly veg and salad with some protein) and a lot of exercise (think four-hour walks three times a week at a vigorous pace, plus a lot of gardening etc), the weight is just isn't coming off at all. Aside from the immediate weight loss after my second miscarriage, I have only lost about 3lbs in the last five weeks. Another problem is that my fitness level is pretty poor due to weeks of moderate bedrest in my two pregnancies, so I can't actually do a lot of intensive exercise straight off the bat.

I am normally someone who just needs to stop eating grains and processed foods for the weight to slide off, so I am wondering whether I am stuck in some weird post-partum state where my body won't let go of built-up fat stores because it still thinks I need to breast-feed.

Does anyone have any ideas, experiences, or insights that might help?

Zarajohn Wed 29-Jul-15 07:52:04

These tips will help you to plan your 7 days effectively. No fruit juices allowed in the first 6 days. Try to increase water intake to 15 glasses by the fifth day. Completely avoid tea coffee or alcohol. A 45 minute work out on alternative days will help you get the best results. Vegetables can be taken in salad form or eaten as a whole. You can dress it with squeezed lemon, herbs, garlic or even white or wine vinegar. You need to be focused on improving your diet habits. All the nutrients should be in moderation.

swisscheesetony Wed 29-Jul-15 07:59:51

Heart break will mess with your hormones too - eg cortisol is released through stress and that will stall you. I'm not surprised you're stressed - I'm so sorry for your losses. Be kind to yourself.

Eating clean is really bloody hard - I'm doing well right now with Madeleine shaw's book - it's not preachy and the recipes are bloody delicious rather than "slab of meat".

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