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How does this seem for typical daily diet?
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Toomuchtooyoung01 · 18/05/2020 22:06

Does this typical daily diet sound like something someone trying to lose a substantial amount of weight should follow?
Natural yoghurt with berries/chopped almonds and chia seeds for breakfast, tortilla wrap with ham and spinach and an apple for lunch, dinner could be anything. I only drink water and hot chocolate! I'm also breastfeeding.
So why am I not losing weight?!

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SpillTheTeaa · 18/05/2020 22:12

Hot chocolate isn't all that good for you I suppose if you drink a lot of it.
Have you tried mixing it up to have different things?
You could also swap your tortilla wrap and use gem lettuce to put stuff inside

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applepineapple · 18/05/2020 22:13

Weight loss depends on calorie deficit. Have you kept a log of the exact calories, I use Lose It but many people also like My Fitness Pal

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PurpleDaisies · 18/05/2020 22:15

What are you eating for dinner?

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SeriouslyRetro · 18/05/2020 22:16

How many hot chocolates a day? Made with water or milk? The options low calorie ones made up are about 35/40 calories, a very nice not counting calories hot chocolate could be 200/300 calories.

Any snacks?

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YinuCeatleAyru · 18/05/2020 22:20

impossible to know without quantities (and then doing a whole bunch of calculations) - almonds are obviously good for you in moderation but check the calorie content of your usual serving. some tortilla wrap breads are about 110cal others more like 190cal - and do you literally just put ham and lettuce in (and the nutritional content of ham can vary hugely) or do you add any spread - even a thin scraping could be another hundred calories. lay off the hot chocolate and drink only water.

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FreeKitties · 18/05/2020 22:20

I don't think that sounds like a healthy diet for a breastfeeding mum, you need more carbs at breakfast, and more substantial protein at lunch, and is your evening meal balanced? How old is your baby ? And have you spoken to your health visitor about dieting? The British Heart Foundation also has fantastic, sensible dietary advice.

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TheVeryHungryTortoise · 18/05/2020 22:24

I found that it was really difficult to lose weight whilst breastfeeding, my body just seemed to want to keep the fat stores up. As soon as I stopped the weight fell off me. I would focus on eating a healthy balanced diet with the calories you need to maintain right now and once you stop breastfeeding you can start lowering calorie consumption.

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Bluesheep8 · 19/05/2020 11:59

Dinner could be anything.....?

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