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September 9th, 2013, 12:15 PM
Join Date: May 2009
I eat about 1700 calories a day, unless I exercise. If I exercise, I eat a bit more. So, it's usually between 1700 - 2000 calories a day. If I weren't breastfeeding, It would probaby be more like 1500 - 1800 per day. I also adjust it somewhat depending on how hungry I am. If I'm still starving at 1700 cal/day, I'll eat more. So far this is working for me, but I have to make sure that my snacks throughout the day are not pure carbs. If they are, I'll usually be starving soon afterward. I try to balance carbs with protein & fat.
Oh, and I used MyFitnessPal to calculate my daily calories, and then added in extra calories for breastfeeding (it took me some trial & error to figure out how many extra calories to add in so that I would lose slowly and maintain my supply).
Are you pumping for your little one? Planning to pump?
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