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Before I was pregnant I was around 70kgs. Im ashamed to admit I’ve put on around 50 kilos whilst being pregnant and afterwards.

I need to turn this around, I need to loose this weight but not for my sake but so I’m around to see my child grow up.

What’s your best weight loss tip? I work full time from 9am till 6pm daily and I don’t have the money to join a gym. I’m also on a very limited budget food wise as well. Would love to hear some ideas and motivational tips!

Posted by ally, 17th June 2015

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  • Mine is no snacks just 3 meals a day and no rubbish.

  • Hmmm, currently I’m trying the 16:8 diet. It’s where you only eat in an eight hour window. So I have tea around 6.30-7 at night and don’t eat again until after 12 the next day. It’s supposed to assist in weight loss, but it also has other health benefits which I really like

  • I have lost 50kg, walk, walk, walk, six days of being uber healthy and one day eating whatever I choose works for me. I also do sit ups and push ups at home, and also tricep presses on the back step. Good luck in your journey!

  • I’m trying to lose weight too and was wondering how you’re going.

  • Some great tips on here. How are you going with it all?

  • My tip would be eat an apple half an hour before lunch and another apple half an hour before dinner. Drink about 6 glasses of water during the day and hopefully your hunger will subside before those meals.

  • Just the fact your food budget is limited should be a help, use it to buy fresh and healthy food. I wish I had a tip to share with you, if I did it would mean I had been successful at losing weight and I am still struggling with that

  • My best tip is…don’t look at it as a weight loss program. Take it on as a life change, making healthier options al, round, you’ll stick with it longer

  • Yes try walking, going to the park and do activities you like!

  • A – don’t be ashamed
    B – give yourself permission to shine
    C – eat healthy
    D – exercise
    E – involve mates
    F – wear clothes that fit – saying you are a 14 when a 16 is more like it just makes you look lumpier
    G – if you decide not to lose it, be happy xxx

  • Not sure what sort of job you do, if it is desk work then try and stand up and do some of the work. Try and go for walk in the lunch break. If there are stairs then use the stairs go up and down on the stairs if you can’t go out to walk.

  • I think cheap, healthy snacks can include: carrots and celery with hommus dip, cucumber sticks, plain yoghurt with a handful of sultanas and/or cereal, rice cakes with ricotta cheese. Oats for breakfast is also a cheap, healthy alternative. Depending on your taste buds for lunch – a wholemeal sandwich with tuna and lettuce or toasted ricotta cheese and Spanish olives.I also use MyfitnessPal and it really helps to assess what you are eating.

  • Weight loss doesn’t have to be anymore expensive. I was given a tip to eat your normal 3 meals but eat each meal in two sittings. So half now, half 2 hours later. So you are having 6 meals instead of 3. Little and often is what they say.

  • eat your main meal at lunch and just have a snack for tea. don’t eat after 6 pm. and have a good breaky.

  • Don’t be ashamed of putting on weight during and after your pregnancy. So long as your baby is healthy and you are healthy, that’s the important thing. And as you said, it’s a positive thing that you’ve decided to lose some weight now for your own benefit, health and well being.

    When I was losing weight I found that monitoring what and how much I ate made the biggest difference to me. I knew I was making poor choices and that my portion sizes were too big but I didn’t realise what an impact it had.

    I downloaded the ‘MyFitnessPal’ app on my ipad and if you have a smartphone/ ipad, I would recommend it or something similar. I used it as a meal planner and make note of the exercise I did (even house cleaning counts!). I input my current weight, how much I wanted to lose and how much I wanted to lose each week and the app worked out how many calories I should be consuming each day. Then it’s up to you to choose the foods and quantities.

    In addition to the meal planner and watching what and how much I ate, I tried to do whatever activity I could that would contribute to being active and using energy. I walked more, took the stairs whenever I could and limited myself with the tv. I was also able to do some exercise programs from Foxtel but you might be able to borrow exercise DVDs (like yoga or pilates?) from the local library or friends?

    I took it slow and steady and knew that it wouldn’t happen overnight so I kept plugging away. Over a period of about 5 months I lost 17 kgs. I’ve recently returned to work and feel that maybe I’m putting weight back on so I’m going to get back into it again.

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