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Old 07-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
DandelionCupcakes
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Originally Posted by sweetfids View Post
do you eat anymore calories if you work out? Im Breast feeding fully and I cant go that low
I don't usually count to be honest. I've just gotten kind of aware- if that makes sense.
Congrats on having a baby! I dunno how old he or she is but that's fabulous.
Breast feeding burns a decent amount of calories. I did a quick google search and there are people estimating around 500 calories a day. (but it's hard to tell because it's more how much milk is produced vs. like an hourly thing- like working out)

The way I understand it, and I might be wrong...is to lose 1 pound per week you want to create a deficit of 500 calories per day. So, if you're working out right now, that 500 calories you burn while breast feeding could easily make up for the extra 500 that you have to eat because your breast feeding, couldn't it? I think that makes sense, It made sense in my head, lol.
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