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  1. Hi I’ve done whole30 many times over the past couple years and lost a ton of weight after my second baby while nursing (started it when my baby was 6mths). I just had my third (and final!) baby and kept paleo 80/20 for most of the pregnancy, but still managed to gain a lot of weight again (I have had issues that retain weight during pregnancy). I started whole30 when the baby was two weeks old and I’ve been on it consistently for 50 days. I first lost 9 lbs, but it seems to go up and down and as of today I’m actually up 2 lbs from the 9 I originally lost! I’m very frustrated. I nurse exclusively and I know this diet isn’t just for weight loss, but obviously it’s a big motivator for many people, definitely for me. I have about 45lbs to lose and with my first two babies I lost it in 9mths. I’m depressed and embarrassed about the way I look, despite valid efforts I still managed to gain a ton of weight during pregnancy again! Any tips would be greatly appreciated- I don’t want my milk supply to plummet, but I’m desperate to at the very least see the scale go down not up! Thanks very much
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    Not losing weight

    Thank you so much for these very helpful suggestions! I’ve done whole30 10xs in the span of 3 years and I think I may have gotten stuck in my ways a bit, these ideas are great! I especially never tried it this soon after having a baby so I don’t know exactly how to adjust for nursing a newborn. Thank you for taking the time to teach me, I really appreciate it and I will definitely try these tips right away. Ultimately I want to lose weight, but it’s hard to deny how great this way of eating makes most people feel, so for now I’ll focus on that. Thank you again
  3. MeGill

    Not losing weight

    Thank you for all your kind words and much needed positive reminders! Just a little more info- yes my baby is 2mths old, I gained 70lbs with this pregnancy and lost 25 of it so far. With my other pregnancies I gained 90 and 80 so 70 is a bit of a win believe it or not! I do not pregnant well and have a lot of issues, which is partly why I gain so much weight, but again I’ve lost it quickly with the other two (my last baby I lost an extra 8lbs just because I wanted to prove to myself I could). A typical day of eating would be: breakfast: 2eggs, spinach and potatoes, snack: apple and almonds (about a handful), lunch: grilled chicken, mescaline lettuce, tomatoes and avocado with oil and vinegar, snack: Lara bar (compliant ingredients) and coconut water, dinner: salmon, broccoli and carrots, an orange. Sometimes I eat more snacks during the day, I’m trying to limit this but again I’m nursing a 2mth old exclusively so I’m trying to keep my supply in tact. I had a c sect (my 3rd) so I only just got the ok from dr to exercise, but I’m fairly active because of the 5 and 2 year olds I have! I’d really appreciate any and all suggestions- I’m very uncomfortable being overweight and obviously extremely unpatient! I’m worried that I won’t lose weight on whole30 because I’ve done it so many times already and maybe my body is too used to it(?). I don’t know I’m trying my best and it doesn’t seem to be enough. Thank you