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September 29, 2012 12:25 PM
My friend and I are both new moms (8 weeks old) and were complaining that there is no app for weight loss while breast feeding. There is a very accurate calculation for calories lost while feeding according to how much time. It's an awkward game since one has to take in more calories while breast feeding but at the same time wants to lose weight. I decided I would message this board since it is my very favorite and I use it daily. It would be great if, under cardiovascular it was a choice so we can count our overall calories intake and do it safely. I'm certain we're not the only females desiring this. Thank you for your time!
September 29, 2012 12:39 PM
Contact your health care provider for how many calories you want to add but HOW to add once you've gotten your medical recommendation

Few choices

1. User supplied "food" entry in your food diary
"breast feeding" has 35+ results
"breastfeeding" has 5+ results
This will add extra calories but may not apply the calories across your macros in your personal percentage

2. Add it as an exercise.
This will add extra calories that will be added across your macros

1+2 require you to do them daily

3. My home > settings > update diet / fitness profile - decrease your chosen rate of weight loss if you're set to lose, 0.5 lbs per week decrease is an extra 250 to your daily calories, 1lb is an extra 500 calories . This one may not apply if you're already set to maintenance..

4. My home > goals > change goals > custom
increase your calories by the amount you want to earn from the activity

3+4 are both set it and forget it options.. in the case of number 4 it's set it and forget it unless/ until you lose 10 lbs and are prompted to update your diet/fitness profile. When that happens you can go back in and add the extra calories back if you need them still when that happens.
September 29, 2012 12:44 PM
have you seen under food choices there is many breastfeeding options that add negative calories to your total
there is a 500 for exclusively feeding a young baby, 300 for older baby and even one for calories per ounce expressed
September 29, 2012 3:57 PM
Thanks so much! Didn't know I could do this!


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