A Healthy Postpartum Diet

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Going on an extreme diet with hopes of losing pregnancy weight is not the way. You shouldn’t feel the need to lose weight right away.

When you’re adjusting to life with a new baby, the last thing you need is to give your body major food and nourishment restrictions. You don’t need that additional stress and sleepless nights while you adjust to your new schedule. Instead, eat to stay fuelled and nourished to encourage paced recovery.

The key to feel energetic isn’t just how much (or little) you sleep each night. What’s on your plate plays a part as well – A healthy diet supplies sufficient energy. It’s important to eat the right thing at the right time. This gives you strength to take care of your baby and recover at the same time.

When you eat food that are rich with nutrients, you’ll notice that your energy is higher and it sustains for a longer period of time. You’ll be charged with positive vibes by having the “get-up-and-go” mentality for that 3 a.m. feed. Here are some suggestions for you to fuel up:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Lean protein, like fish, beef, and soy foods
  • Skimmed or low-fat milk
  • Leafy greens
  • Iron-rich foods, especially if you suffer from postpartum symptoms. You can get iron from fortified cereals, prune juice, and lean meats.
  • Vitamin C-rich foods such as oranges, tomatoes, and natural fruit juices, it aids in wound healing.

In conclusion, eating pattern is important for you to keep going and recover. A healthy diet helps you to recover faster and get back to exercising and daily routine sooner.

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