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    Normally I don't snack at all but I'm nursing a two month old and I'm STARVING. I've been grabbing handfuls of almonds, making smoothies (with fruit and raw milk), eating fruit or spoonfuls of almond butter (I may or may not sprinkle some organic dark chocolate chips on that...) I'd really like to lose these last 5 baby pounds and move onto losing the 20 lbs I was trying to lose before becoming pregnant and I think the fruit, milk and nut butter may be holding me back.
    What are some easy, inexpensive snacks I can eat in between meals to keep me producing great milk for my daughter and keep me from gnawing off my arm.
    I eat eggs at least one meal a day otherwise hard boiled eggs would work for me. Unless there isn't any reason to limit my egg consumption to two a day. Can I eat too many eggs?

  • #2
    Lol in my opinion, you can NEVER eat too many eggs. That being said, I'm not sure if there's any specifications on food while nursing. If not eat lots of eggs, butter and bacon for breakfast. Instead of snacking I would suggest making bigger servings for meals.
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    • #3
      Maybe have cooked meat on hand that you can either eat cold or pop in the microwave. I also really loved eating fruit with coconut milk for snacks. Almond butter with apples, beef jerkey is good, salami and cheese, olives, kale chips, greek yogurt with fruit.

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      • #4
        eggs are like a perfect food. keep a batch of hard-boiled ones in the fridge ready to go. i use a drop of hot sauce a smear of butter on top.

        roasted chicken legs.

        i like avocados -- make a bowl of guacamole.
        As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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        • #5
          I hope you aren't dairy intolerent? Butter was what was magic for my wife when she was nursing.

          Butter, Cream and Cheese are all awesome and energy dense.

          I recently discovered the perfect way to cook eggs. Put a wodge (about an oz) of butter, a splash of cream and an egg in a small bowl. Microwave for 30s. Stir, and again for 30s. A perfect eggy.
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          • #6
            Roast up some chicken legs, make burger sliders (with veggies like spinach, mushrooms, etc), and keep in the freezer. Pop in the microwave for a quick satisfying snack.

            Do not be afraid to keep your carbs up while nursing. I would also include sweet potatoes, fruit, and treat snacks like a mini meal. Nursing is a lot of work on the body, and many women need to eat snacks between meals to keep up with demand. Also, lots of water.

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            • #7
              I have a tendency to gorge on cheese. Smoked gouda...mmmm. It doesn't sound like anyone thinks I can overeat eggs, though. I didn't think about eating meat between meals. LOL. I don't know why but I like the idea. Maybe I'll buy some salami from US Wellness meats. Thanks!

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              • #8
                Rock the eggs! Go cool hand luke on em. If your gonna go to US Wellness check out the liverwurst...its awesome!

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                • #9
                  Avocado, olives

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                  • #10
                    grass fed heavy cream & fresh raspberries. Heaven in a bowl! Oh and cottage cheese. I know you're concerned about dairy holding you back, but they're both a little bit awesome. Also I'd focus on getting the nutrition you need to sustain that sweet baby (and yourself) and not worry as much about the weight coming off. Let your body do what it needs to. When baby weans, then you can crank up that weight loss odometer
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                      If your gonna go to US Wellness check out the liverwurst...its awesome!
                      I just ordered this and some of the beef snack stick thingies from US Wellness -- it's a great resource. Also got unsalted Kerrygold, which I can't get at my local stores. Huzzah!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kimann79 View Post
                        What are some easy, inexpensive snacks I can eat in between meals to keep me producing great milk for my daughter and keep me from gnawing off my arm.
                        I eat eggs at least one meal a day otherwise hard boiled eggs would work for me. Unless there isn't any reason to limit my egg consumption to two a day. Can I eat too many eggs?
                        I wouldn't limit eggs. And if you're looking for a milk substitute, you might want to try coconut milk (canned, not the pre-sweetened stuff in a carton) -- I like a dollop in my coffee, or drizzled over fresh berries. Nom!
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                        • #13
                          If you love your smoothies/juices maybe make up lots and put it in a camping flask to keep it chilled, so you can sip on it throughout the day. And have some water on hand too, because you might be more dehydrated than actually hungry.
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                          • #14
                            Antlers.

                            Snack on Antlers.

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