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I am trying hard to lose weight after my 4th child but that has proven impossible because all I want to do is eat in the evening. I am good foodwise all day then bam 4pm and I can’t stop eating. Any suggestions how to stop this?!


Posted by mom762, 4th July 2020


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  • Making sure you have some protein in your meals through out the day, i have found helps. Plus I add a timer…. I know it sounds weird, but I time half hour from the time I finish my meal, and keep busy during that time, normally by the time the timer goes off, I’m not hungry. If i am, have a big drink of water, because while breastfeeding, you are getting dehydrated, and sometimes our hungry feelings are because we are dehydrated. Good luck.


  • I am in the same boat ????. I am trying to do some walking, and once exercise is part of my routine maybe I can slowly ease off the food, so hard when feeding though


  • I find eating certain foods that keep me full for longer like oats, nuts and bananas. Maybe do a food plan so you can manage everyday ,


  • Also; water is also good when hungry and staying hydrated.


  • Maybe look at the type of food that is being eaten. Fill up on filling foods that sustain energy levels.


  • Porridge is recommended by some Dieticians. I dice a pear and add to it when it is partly cooked. I don’t completely cook the pear. I leave it crunchy and heated through. I don’t peel it either.


  • Sometimes try to eat some fresh fruits,healthy nuts and drink lots of water.I know i did eat lot while breast feeding.


  • Cant help you …i was lucky to loose all 20kg i gained during each pregnacy while breastfeeding. Maybe choose healthier snacks?


  • You could try eating foods that are more substantial and make you feel fuller? Foods like greek yoghurt and oats. I find that I don’t crave snacks after eating them.


  • Maybe you need to eat more during the day? If you feel more satisfied during the day you may not get as peckish at night?


  • I have the exact same problem. Especially when I’m home alone with bub. I find that having low calorie snacks help. Porridge is my fav as it’s so versatile with flavours and it’s filling. I make small amounts in the microwave. A quarter cup of oats, and cover with vanilla flavoured almond milk. I flavour with anything from spices to fruit. Just the oats and almond milk is about 50 calories. If eaten with a teaspoon it feels like a lot of food. I have a cup of tea with it and then I feel pretty full for a while.


  • It is extremely hard! Have you followed healthy mummy meal plans? It allows extra calories for breastfeeding ! I found eatting healthy options like a handful of nuts and a glass of water helped!


  • Eat something nutritious and filling for dinner – something with protein. And don’t stress too much if you’re still breastfeeding – you need food!


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