Postpartum Weight Loss:Feel Like You’re Doing Everything Right, But Still Can’t Lose Weight?
Posted Aug 05 2010 1:47pm
To Sara of Fit by Sara: I’m so frustrated, I do pilates and other exercises to strengthen my abdominals, I’ve cut back on portions and we hardly if ever eat out, but I can’t seem to lose any weight. I barely even snack and I’ve done my best to eat healthy. Plus I find if I eat breakfast in the morning sometimes I’m hungrier throughout the day. Is there anything else I could do that I am not?”
From Fit by Sara: “I know it can be frustrating to not see physical progress when you are trying so hard to do things right. One big tip is to avoid dieting and instead learn to listen to your body and eat when you are hungry. If you eat when you are hungry you’ll eat more often but your portions will be smaller and healthier. Plus you’ll be less likely to have cravings for salty and sweet foods because you’ll be keeping your metabolism going. What typically happens is we are hungry, but we wait to eat until a certain time. When the time finally rolls around we’re really hungry and are more likely to eat too much.
I really recommend bringing healthy snacks with you. A few snacks suggestions: I love Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal in a baggie, nuts, carrot sticks, banana with peanut butter, and apple w/ mozerella cheese. Stop depriving and start fueling your body and you will be surprised how much easier it is to lose weight…and you’ll feel good while you’re doing it! ” -Sara Holliday MFT, CPT