As you would've seen in my intro, I am breastfeeding & trying to lose weight.
After calculculating my Daily Energy Needs, I've worked out that I can consume 1322 calories per day. But that's not allowing any extra calories for breastfeeding.
I keep reading in different articles, that breastfeeders should allow up to 500 calories extra into their diet. In one article, it was a MUST! But I thought that was a pretty broad statement because it depends on your weight & height.
I thought about adding 200 or 300 calories but I FEEL GUILTY!!!! I know I'm breastfeeding but I still feel like I'm cheating. I don't know what to do!!! Yesterday was an indication to me that 1322 caloriews maybe isn't enough. (I also minus 240 calories if I don't exercise for the day - so yesterdays calories were only 1082 which I ended up going WAY over anyway! I have to put that in the Confessional section)
Can someone please help me make a decision about this??? I soooo want to lose weight, but I feel as though adding more calories to my diet because of breastfeeding, is like making an excuse to eat more!