There’s a lot of conflicting advice about what you should eat and drink when you are trying to lose some extra pounds! Especially after your child’s birth! You wanna recover the sooner the better, I know! but be patient and eat healthy! While pregnant you had an excuse to eat everything! But now heads down and mouths sealed!
A healthy diet simply means eating a balanced variety of foods, ideally fresh, whole foods. Try to have six to seven servings over your day. (A serving is half a cup of pasta, rice or one slice of bread). Some protein, such as lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs and legumes (beans and lentils). Aim for two servings a day. Fish should make up about two servings a week. Choose oily fish often. Low-fat dairy foods, which contain calcium. Three quarters cup of yogurt or one cup of one or two per cent milk is a serving. Some iron-rich foods, such as red meat, legumes, dried fruit, bread, green vegetables and fortified breakfast cereals. These build up your resources of iron after pregnancy. Try to have something containing vitamin C, such as a glass of fruit juice.
Exercise is important, too. If you build it into your daily routine, perhaps walking briskly to work, getting off the bus one stop earlier, or taking the stairs, it will be more achievable. Joining a group can help you to stay motivated to lose weight and keep it off. You’ll be offered regular advice on exercise and diet, as well as support from others. Extreme weight loss from crash dieting can deplete your body’s nutritional stores. Losing weight gradually, and through healthy eating and regular exercise, is the best option. Long-term lifestyle changes are more successful than quick-fix approaches.
1. You need to eat.
2. Focus on your hunger cues
3. Watch the clock. Eat small portions about every three or four hours
4. Eat only from a plate
5. Stay busy – you don’t want to eat just because you’re bored-
6. Drink plenty of water
7. Go slow. Plan to lose only one or two pounds a week, especially if you’re breastfeeding. (Losing weight too quickly can impact your milk supply).
8. Adopt the same eating plan for every one day of the week! For example try every Monday (or any other day) to have the same diet-eating-routine.
9. Once a week be more generous with yourself! I call it “the dirty day”
Breakfast: sausage sandwich + fresh juice
Snack: graham crackers and peanut butter
Lunch: pasta with beans and veggies
Snack: hummus and veggies + low fat ice cream bar
Dinner: McDonald’s salad and parfait (if not the ice cream bar earlier)
10. BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE QUANTITIES! I don’t mean 3 sausages, one pasta pack, not even more than 2 table spoons of peanut butter or hummus, one or two fruit snacks are okay, one toast, or 3 crispbreads with some cottage cheese.
6 Healthy Meal Choices
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