Eating Profile: Team Player

The source of your weight problems lies in the people around you. Simply put, if you were left on your own, you would weigh less. This is not to say that you should abandon everyone and isolate yourself, but that you should find a way to combine your weight loss efforts with peer pressure.

Your Eating Habits

Your dieting is characterized by your social obligations. People around you are not supportive of your dieting efforts, and they are not all that health conscious themselves. Therefore, you often find yourself eating late, consuming many meals, or making unhealthy food and drink choices.

The Solution

You probably know what you are doing wrong, but you find it hard to follow through with your resolutions. Don't despair: There are countless ways of making other people happy, and plenty of them will be compatible with a healthy lifestyle. For example, replace bar meet-ups with dancing, meet your friends in the gym instead of in front of a TV, or keep trying new healthy recipes until your family discovers something new that they like.

Additional Factors

We are excited to hear that you recently gave birth, and regardless if this is your first time or not, we would like to assist you in those exciting moments that are ahead of you. Most women cannot wait to lose weight after the birth. Luckily, if you are breastfeeding, the weight will come off much easier than at any other time in your life. Breastfeeding uses even more calories than pregnancy itself -- around 500 calories per day, as opposed to 300 during pregnancy. And even if you are not breastfeeding, your new baby will keep you active and help you return to your normal weight.

Now that you have a baby, preparing three meals a day can be a luxury, and your new lifestyle is more likely to involve grabbing some food between sessions of feeding and playing with your infant. Even though eating smaller meals throughout the day is optimal for keeping your metabolism working at its best, it is quite easy to overeat and fail to lose weight. This makes the management of portion sizes very important, which can be done with the help of food journals. To find out how many calories you should be eating, try our Burn Meter.

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