16 Tips To Help You Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

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Don’t Skimp On Fat

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It probably seems counterintuitive when you’re hoping to lose weight, but now is definitely not the time to go on a fat-free diet. Your milk contains 3-5% fat, which helps your baby build a strong brain and all those chunky baby rolls you love to squeeze. Consequently, it’s important to make sure that your diet contains adequate amounts of fat from healthy sources. Avocados, nuts, seeds, and olives are great dietary sources of fat, while coconut and olive oils can also help provide the needed amounts. While you don’t want to skimp, remember too that in order to lose weight, many dietitians recommend keeping your overall fat intake at less than 25% of your total calories.

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