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Healthier_MeHealthier_Me Posts: 5,600Member Member Posts: 5,600Member Member
3 Hunger-Proof Diets
Perfect for breastfeeding moms who want to lose weight

Our 2,000-calorie diet — full of nutrient-packed foods that require little or no preparation — is perfect for breastfeeding moms who want to lose weight. (Dipping any lower than 1,800 calories a day won't give your body the energy and nutrients it needs.)

7 a.m. Breakfast
• Whole-wheat English muffin spread with 1½ tbs. peanut butter
• 1 Breakstone's Cottage Doubles (low-fat cottage cheese with fruit spread)
• 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) calcium- and vitamin D– fortified orange juice

10 a.m. Mid-morning snack
• 6-oz. Stonyfield Farm fat-free yogurt
• 14 baby carrots

1 p.m. Lunch
• Amy's Light in Sodium vegetable lasagna
• Large apple

4 p.m. Afternoon snack
• 22 almonds (1 oz.)
• Small box (1.5 oz.) of raisins

7 p.m. Dinner
• 6-oz. grilled chicken breast
• 1½ cup sautéed spinach
• Small baked sweet potato with 2 tsps. Spectrum Spread Naturals (canola-oil-based spread)

9 p.m. After-dinner treat
• Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich, or any 100–150-calorie portion-controlled dessert

Our 1,500-calorie diet — a modified version of the 2,000-calorie plan — is great for moms who aren't breastfeeding and want to slim down.

7 a.m. Breakfast
• Use 1 tbs. peanut butter instead of 1½
• Skip the OJ

10 a.m. Mid-morning snack
• Cut the carrots

1 p.m. Lunch
No change

4 p.m. Afternoon snack
• Eat 10 almonds instead of 22
• Swap the raisins for a medium orange

7 p.m. Dinner
• Cut your portion of chicken from 6 to 4 oz.

9 p.m. After-dinner treat
No change

Breastfeeding — and STILL hungry on the 2,000 plan? Your body may need more energy. If you're honoring your hunger cues (and not just eating to pass the time), add calories gradually — in 100-calorie increments, choosing healthy foods that will boost your overall nutrient intake and still help you lose weight.

Try these healthy 100-calorie snacks:

1 large apple, pear, orange, banana

12 baby carrots with 2 tbs. hummus

30 grapes

1 bag Orville Redenbacher's Mini Bags Smart Pop popcorn

1 piece of string cheese

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  • Healthier_MeHealthier_Me Posts: 5,600Member Member Posts: 5,600Member Member
    3 Hunger-Proof Diets
    Perfect for breastfeeding moms who want to lose weight

    Our 2,000-calorie diet — full of nutrient-packed foods that require little or no preparation — is perfect for breastfeeding moms who want to lose weight. (Dipping any lower than 1,800 calories a day won't give your body the energy and nutrients it needs.)

    7 a.m. Breakfast
    • Whole-wheat English muffin spread with 1½ tbs. peanut butter
    • 1 Breakstone's Cottage Doubles (low-fat cottage cheese with fruit spread)
    • 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) calcium- and vitamin D– fortified orange juice

    10 a.m. Mid-morning snack
    • 6-oz. Stonyfield Farm fat-free yogurt
    • 14 baby carrots

    1 p.m. Lunch
    • Amy's Light in Sodium vegetable lasagna
    • Large apple

    4 p.m. Afternoon snack
    • 22 almonds (1 oz.)
    • Small box (1.5 oz.) of raisins

    7 p.m. Dinner
    • 6-oz. grilled chicken breast
    • 1½ cup sautéed spinach
    • Small baked sweet potato with 2 tsps. Spectrum Spread Naturals (canola-oil-based spread)

    9 p.m. After-dinner treat
    • Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich, or any 100–150-calorie portion-controlled dessert

    Our 1,500-calorie diet — a modified version of the 2,000-calorie plan — is great for moms who aren't breastfeeding and want to slim down.

    7 a.m. Breakfast
    • Use 1 tbs. peanut butter instead of 1½
    • Skip the OJ

    10 a.m. Mid-morning snack
    • Cut the carrots

    1 p.m. Lunch
    No change

    4 p.m. Afternoon snack
    • Eat 10 almonds instead of 22
    • Swap the raisins for a medium orange

    7 p.m. Dinner
    • Cut your portion of chicken from 6 to 4 oz.

    9 p.m. After-dinner treat
    No change

    Breastfeeding — and STILL hungry on the 2,000 plan? Your body may need more energy. If you're honoring your hunger cues (and not just eating to pass the time), add calories gradually — in 100-calorie increments, choosing healthy foods that will boost your overall nutrient intake and still help you lose weight.

    Try these healthy 100-calorie snacks:

    1 large apple, pear, orange, banana

    12 baby carrots with 2 tbs. hummus

    30 grapes

    1 bag Orville Redenbacher's Mini Bags Smart Pop popcorn

    1 piece of string cheese
  • apaden4apaden4 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    great menus, I am not breastfeeding but that 1500 calorie plan sounds wonderful. Thanks!
  • Healthier_MeHealthier_Me Posts: 5,600Member Member Posts: 5,600Member Member
    I'm glad someone can benefit fro this info =)
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