Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words. I think it is an excellent idea that you are going to dedicate 2013 to yourself and to losing weight. Most women and esp Moms don't ever dedicate time and effort to their own lives. Remember that if you are feeling good and if you are healthy and fit, Everyone in the family benefits, esp your baby. Now I would like to suggest that you first contact your dietitian once more and discuss the monotony of the slimming diet with her. It is important that you should be given variety otherwise it does become boring and can demotivate the user. Remember that if the dietitian recommended 1/4 cup of a cereal for breakfast that you can experiment with all the permitted cereals or substitute a slice of permitted bread, etc. But please just discuss the problem of variety with your dietitian. Then there is the question of allowing 'treats'. Basically there is no problem with having an occasional 'treat', BUT treats can open the door to snacking on high-fat, high-sugar foods and torpedo your attempts at losing weight. So be careful that this does not happen to you. Also try doing some form of healthy activity such as going for walks with baby on your back (to increase the load and help burn kJ) or swimming or cycling every day, because exercise helps with weightloss and increases motivation to stick to a slimming diet.
Good luck and may you lose all the weight you gained this year.
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