Monday, July 12, 2010
Should I Use Up All of My Weekly Bonus Points While Nursing?
Because I am breastfeeding I presently have 29 daily target points. So should I eat 29 points + 35 extra + any activity point?
It is not necessary for the average person to use up all your weekly bonus points but since you are breastfeeding, I personally would. Nursing alone burns about 500 calories a day. You should use those bonus points to increase your intake of nutritious foods such as dairy, fruits, vegetables and protein. According to Weight Watchers, nursing moms should increase their milk products to at least 3 a day. Increase your intake of healthy oils to 3 teaspoons a day and fruits and vegetables should be increased to at least 8 servings per day. They also recommend you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
So to answer your question, yes, you should eat your 29 + activity points + 35 bonus points per week.