Erik Haselhofer wrote:
This is true, sort of, but it's a trivial amount, far less than most people think, and probably well under 10 calories per pound of muscle per day.
According to the American Council of Exercise (ACE), the figure is 35 - 50 calories per pound of muscle and 2 - 3 calories per pound of fat.
My own training and work as a trainer supports this.
Jennifer, try the ACE discussion board for advice from professional trainers (http://acefitness.infopop.net/3/OpenTopic
) or contact a nutritionist. Professional advice is important to both you and your new baby.
Good luck with your Aikido, fitness and diet,