Best Diet Ever

For the past five months, I’ve been on the best, most effective diet of my whole life. Breastfeeding two babies.

I’d heard nursing multiples I’d burn about a thousand extra calories a day. Take a second to let that sink in, 1000.

So the multi momma nursing books recommend you compensate for that by eating 1000 fatty extra calories. That’s 100 more than when I was eating for triplets & 400 more than my calorie goal when I was pregnant with Zach & Lucy.

Somedays I’m better at eating than others. And the days I’m too busy at work to have second breakfast or weekend mornings I nurse before I drink or eat anything, I pay for it with hunger pains & nausea worse than when I was in the first trimester. My body is working hard & I’m trying my best to keep up.

I’ve learned to carry a big jug of water with me at all times. And I keep snacks now in my drawers at work. I pack a lot of food for my workday & still sometimes take advantage of our cafeteria.

But yall, even eating as much as I do, with a scoop of gelato on top, I’ve still lost close to 60 pounds since May 21.

taken in NICU bathroom May 26th.

Monday morning in office bathroom

It’s crazy. And while breastfeeding multiples & pumping at work is tough {& probably needs its own post later}, it’s so worth it. Hello! I’m wearing my skinny girl khakis & have set aside my fat kid pants for the first time in years!!

{I swear I’m not trying to be braggy, annoying or knock-you-down-pro-breastfeeding, I’m just shocked at the weight loss & wanted to share.}


  1. Gassmama says:

    You look amazing!!!!! Keep it up mama 🙂

  2. molly says:

    Go you! You are a rockstar, mama, for breastfeeding twins!
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  3. Melissa says:

    awesome benefit!

  4. You = One Hot Momma!!

    Also, I’m really looking forward to your breastfeeding/pumping while working post. I’m hoping to be able to do this with #2 and am looking for any advice I can get 🙂
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  5. Sarah says:

    CELEBRATE!!! That is SO awesome! (And just be careful as you wind down breastfeeding, some of those pounds might sneak back if you’re not prepared for it…I might have learned this lesson the hard way;)
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    • Suz says:

      I’ve heard that Sarah! I plan to start tapering my food intake as I wean them so it’s not a shock to my system {& chubby girl brain} when I start eating less.

  6. Sarah B says:

    Wow, Suz!! Hot Mama!! You look fantastic 🙂
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  7. MommaBird says:

    New follower from Diana’s blog. Way to go! I nursed for 9 months and pumped when I went back to work and it was such a struggle with supply (not to mention cleaning and carrying the pumping supplies back and forth & doing so all in unfinished storage closest at work) but I loved the weight loss effect.

    I totally miss that now, as I look down at my little pooch of a tummy that makes me look like I’m 4 months pregnant. Ha!
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  8. Pops says:

    you look great!! so proud of you..

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