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#1 Missmarymack

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:50 AM

I want to start tracking my eating to rid myself of this baby weight however I am unsure of my kj needs while breastfeeding. I don't think my fitness pal allows for this either.

Does anyone know how to work it out?

And/or does anyone know how many extra points you can eat while breastfeeding on the old style weight watchers points plan? I've successfully lost lots of weight with ww before so i could follow my old plans if I knew the number of extra points I need.

#2 indigo~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

I have done WW a number of times so have quite a few of the booklets. From the booklet Eat Wisely, not sure of year but it was soon after they brought out then core plan option of no counting...

If female non breastfeeding, add 7
If female and breastfeeding, add 14

If 18-20yrs add 5
If 21-35, add 4
If 36-50, add 3
If 51-65, add 2

If your weight is 2 digits, add 8
If your weight is 3 digits, add 10

if you're under 160cm add 1
If over 160cm tall, add 2

If spend most of day sitting, add 0
If occasionally sit but mainly stand all day, add 2
If occasionally sit but mostly walk, add 4
If doing physically hard work most of the time, add 6

If your total is more than 33 for breastfeeding mums, cap your total to 33 points for good weight loss.

Hope this helps!

#3 JingleJangle

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Hi,

I have lost weight recently whilst breastfeeding.  I used myfitnesspal.com to track calories, and initially I added 500 calories a day, but once DD started eating solids I only added 300 calories per day.  She is growing well, and I am shrinking well, so all good here!

eta - MFP does allow for it.  You can either add a section like Breakfast, snack eyc. called breastfeeding, or just do a search for breastfeeding and it is in there.

Edited by JingleJangle, 02 January 2013 - 10:44 AM.





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