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Weight watchers & breastfeeding

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Nzou1050 Fri 12-Aug-16 22:27:08

Has anyone else done weight watchers whilst breastfeeding? I'm four weeks in and consistently losing but finding it hard to eat my 52 points a day without resorting to chocolate/biscuits, which is what got me here in the first place!

Obviously eating these in a more controlled way by sticking to points but I think although I'm losing weight I could still be more healthy.

Any ideas for high point but healthier snacks? So far all I've thought of is houmous.

I'm using about 8 points for breakfast 8-10 for lunch and 25 for dinner so I'm having decent sized meals and lots of fruit and veg but still ending up with 10-12 points left which invariably goes on chocolate/ice cream/biscuits. Don't want to eat under 52 points because I'm worried it would affect milk supply.

Borogoves Sat 13-Aug-16 09:06:34

There's no point filling up on biscuits, chocolate etc just to get your points in. Are you eating full fat versions of things I.e yoghurt, cheese etc? That will help you to consume more points. You could increase your portion sizes of your main meals or if that's difficult spread them out over four meals. When you're on a lot of points it's sometimes difficult to eat them all so No Count is a really good option in those circumstances. Have you given that a go?

Nzou1050 Sat 13-Aug-16 17:44:45

Thanks you're totally right about filling up on junk to get my points in. Haven't tried no count but have been considering it. Do you get the same number of weeklies? I was worried about not eating enough points on it (because no count meals seem low in points) but then I guess I can just eat bigger portions than if I wasn't breastfeeding.

Borogoves Sat 13-Aug-16 21:03:36

Yes your weekly points stay the same. No Count foods are low in points because they are generally low in saturated fat and sugar. However they are foods that will help you to feel full and for longer and will keep your blood sugar levels steady. You just eat until you feel satisfied and there is no need to feel hungry.

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