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Jenny Craig Weight Loss Post Pregnancy – Breastfeeding

The transition into motherhood is a natural and wonderful experience appreciated by all mothers who are bonding with their child. Knowing that everyone is healthy, safe and secure is all part of raising a young family, and the focus on a wholesome and nurturing environment is at the forefront. Although new mothers are busy during this transitional time, it can also be the right time to bounce back into shape. Contrary to some opinions, healthy post pregnancy weight loss, even while breastfeeding, is entirely possible.


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Can you start a weight-loss plan while breastfeeding?

Every new mum should wait until after their six-week postpartum check-up before embarking on weight loss. It takes time for your body to settle after childbirth, but once you get the all-clear to resume regular activities, a Jenny Craig weight loss plan can commence. There are quite a few factors to take into consideration when dieting while breastfeeding, so taking the steps in the right order is essential for optimum outcomes.

In one sense young motherhood is the best time to commence a post-pregnancy weight loss plan. Your body will respond naturally and realign closer to your pre-pregnancy shape, although your hips may be wider or tummy a little softer. Breastfeeding uses up a lot of calories, making portion and calorie controlled dieting the sensible approach. Jenny Craig meals are low-fat, high energy foods that sustain you throughout the day, ensuring both mother and child are satisfied.

Is it healthy to lose weight while breastfeeding?

In one sense, it’s natural to lose weight while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories per day; that’s a lot of energy and sustenance you are donating to your baby’s wellbeing. Therefore, post-pregnancy weight loss needs to be a team effort, with mother and child working in synchronised harmony. With the assistance of Jenny Craig weight loss experts, you can expand your team for superior weight loss success.

At Jenny Craig, we celebrate your natural motherhood and support your growing family. Our meal plans are designed for convenience so people just like you can lose weight and enjoy watching your baby grow at the same time. Our weight loss methods are the safe and steady approach, where losing weight doesn’t include unwanted hunger cravings, stress, or unsettled behaviour from your child. In fact, it won’t be long before you feel energy levels increasing, positivity emerging, and a newfound spring in your step even while meeting life’s challenges.

Our meal plans are designed for convenience so people just like you can lose weight and enjoy watching your baby grow at the same time.

How quickly should you lose weight if you are breastfeeding?

It’s never advisable to embark on an extreme, fanatical or untested diet at any time, and losing weight rapidly is never advisable, particularly for mothers who are breastfeeding. A sensible approach is to limit weight loss to around 0.5kg per week, allowing you to transition comfortably yet still see the results. It seems easy in theory but achieving consistent weight loss is almost impossible without a solid grounding in food and nutrition.

That’s why your Jenny Craig meals plan is overseen by highly qualified and experienced nutritionists and dietitians. At Jenny Craig, we do the calculations for you and all you need to do is choose between more than 65 delicious menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Here are some more weight loss suggestions for breastfeeding mothers:

  • Start moving more and exercising after six-weeks. Burn more calories and build muscle.

  • Listen to your body as you transition off breastfeeding: You may need fewer calories to sustain vitality.

  • Avoid empty-calorie foods like soft drinks and crisps, steering clear of fads and miracle diets that are guaranteed to disappoint.

  • Eat healthy snacks, fruits and nuts instead of taking your blood-sugar levels on a roller-coaster ride.

  • Get together with other Jenny Craig mums. You will develop new friendships, learn from each other, and remain inspired.


(Enjoy the Nut Grain Chew from the Jenny Craig menu, pictured above. See the full menu here)

What foods should you eat while you are breastfeeding?

You need to eat well while breastfeeding. It’s important to create meals using products that satisfy and sustain, without piling on the weight. Jenny Craig meals include low-fat dairy products, whole grain wheat and cereals, high-fibre fruits, juicy vegetables and lean meats. Fat has far more calories than proteins and carbohydrates, so trimming fat content is one of the easiest ways to cut calories.

It’s easy to understand that steamed potatoes have fewer calories than baked or fried potatoes. However, not all vegetables are created equally, and every food source contains unique properties. That’s why post-pregnancy weight loss while breastfeeding is best overseen by experts such as those at Jenny Craig. We work with highly qualified professionals and have the best modern food science on our side for tailoring your weight loss plan. At Jenny Craig, your weight loss success is supported by accredited dietitians, experienced Consultants, professional chefs, and countless satisfied Jenny Craig customers.

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