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Hello, my name is Florence (age 35) and after my two pregnancies I have 10-12 lbs extra, and I plan on losing that weight in less than two months. I emphasize that in both pregnancies my starting weight was 120lbs and I gained between 50lbs (first pregnancy) and 40lbs (second). What is the optimal weight I should aim for (I am 5.7ft) and what diet do you recommend to reach the ideal weight as soon as possible? Thank you!

Hello Florence! First, I have to say if you are still nursing and still want to lose 10-12lbs, it is never recommended to have a restrictive diet, but a healthy life style and a diet rich in all nutrients (legumes, fruits, meat, dairy) without excesses, so you can offer your baby a milk balanced from a nutritional perspective. If you are not nursing, you can start a weight loss diet. The ideal weight is 120lb. Here are two lists of foods: allowed and prohibited. You will not use: fat meat, fat fish, fat and salty cheeses, fat dairy, potatoes and pasta, peas, lint, and beans, prunes, grapes, dates, bananas, sower cream, butter, pastries, sweet beverages, alcohol. Among allowed foods, an important role have legumes and vegetables such as: green beans, cucumbers, pepper, radishes, endives, mushrooms, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, tangerines, green melon, apples. You can also use low-fat meat, low fat dairy, whole bread, and vegetable oil in moderation. Remember, you must drink at least 2 liters of water daily, and exercise. Here is an example of a diet so you can see how to mix the foods for reaching your target weight. Breakfast: 50g bread with 50g low fat bacon. Snack: coffee with 1tbs sweetener. Lunch: 100g filled tomatoes and 100g of salad, 100g roasted chicken and 200g red cabbage. Snack: 250g peaches. Dinner: 200g polenta with 50g cheese and 200ml yogurt, 100g beef roast. Success and best wishes.

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