The aim should be getting out of your maternity dress, healthy and a bit back in shape. There’s no need to go crazy counting calories just after the baby. The key tip is that if you really want a benchmark, aim for 1,800 to 2,000 calories per day only if you don’t work out and up to 2,400 if you do. If you’re breastfeeding exclusively, you can easily add another 500 calories to your daily intake.
According to studies and model diet plan for new moms, eat something about every three or four hours to keep your blood-sugar and energy levels steady throughout the day. Dear new mom, go slow and plan to lose only one or two pounds a week, especially if you’re breastfeeding your baby. Losing weight too quickly can impact your milk supply and not good for your own health too.
Here is the ideal diet plan for new moms, which will help reduce post-baby weight and develop healthy eating habits among the new moms. All you need to do is focus on diet and be passionate about the diet plan you have adopted.
Vegetable intake is mandatory during the diet plan for new moms. That includesat least 4 servings in which one serving equals to 1 cup leafy greens or 1/2 cup (a generous handful) of juice, raw or cooked veggies.
In terms of dairy, at least 3 servings are mandatory. One serving equals 1 cup milk or yogurt or 1 1/2 ounces cheese (about the size of your thumb) should be included in the diet plan for new mom.
The significance and nutrient value of whole grains cannot be ignored while formulating the diet plan for new moms. Please note thatat least 4 servings of whole grains should be part of daily food intake. One serving equals to 1 slice of bread or 1/3 cup grains (a palm-size handful). Other than that lean protein including one ounce of nuts (a small handful), 2 tablespoons peanut butter (golf-ball size), a 4-ounce (palm-size) portion of meat or fish, or 1/2 cup beans (a generous handful) makes a healthy diet plan.
New moms don’t feel disappointed you may have your treat as well only once a week. You can have one serving of a favorite food every two or three days per week but keep the portion and calories count size in your mind and check with your nutritionist for further guidance.
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