How To Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

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Ask Dr. Mike QnA: How To Lose Weight While Breast Feeding

Today’s question comes from a Facebook Fan. She asks:

What can do for nutritionally as a nursing mom? Sometimes I feel like its not possible to lose weight as a nursing mom because I’m so afraid of losing my milk supply. Any suggestions?

In these situations it is important to focus on metabolism enhancing activities and not metabolism decreasing activities (such as excessive caloric restriction).

In this video I discuss 2 calorie burning keys for losing weight while breast feeding and then how to estimate your calorie needs to elicit weight loss while breast feeding.

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Mike Roussell, PhD is the Head of Nutrition at PEAK Performance. Dr. Mike has a diverse nutritional background serving as a consultant to professional athletes, executives as well as pharmaceutical and food companies. Dr. Mike is most well-known for his blend of nutritional science and psychology which helps clients make long lasting and power changes to their body and health. Dr. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a doctoral in nutrition. He is the author of the 6 Pillars of Nutrition. He maintains a popular nutrition and weight loss blog at


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