Becoming a parent is one of the best things to experience, though it literally overturns your life upside down, but the body too. It certainly takes a lot of time and effort to get back on track and be yourself, restore the body you once had, after all, it has undergone some serious changes over the last nine months. And now, it’s payback time and you can finally see the consequences of eating healthier or “eating for two”, since the excess pounds are there. However, you can deal with this problem in several ways. First of all, eat smart and then start doing some moderate workouts. Here is a list of the best five foods to eat for new mums which will help you reach the goal you desire so much.
In order to accelerate weight loss, you should eat eggs for breakfast. Eggs are filling food and contain numerous nutrients that will help you kick hunger aside during the day. Besides, eggs are the best source of choline, essential for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for brain development. By eating this food you are not only doing the best for yourself if you breastfeed, you’re doing the best for your child too since everything you eat influences the quality of milk your body produces for the child.
This cold water fish contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids which protect the heart, and together with vitamin A it also contains, play a significant role in development of baby’s vision, since, as you probably may already know, newborns can scan only contours.
Spinach is a nutritious green vegetables, and after giving birth, women, in particular, should pay attention to eating such foods because it contains folic acid and manganese. Moreover, women can lose a lot of blood during and after childbirth, and folic acid is the crucial component for making new red blood cells while manganese participates in the production of collagen and cartilage which is very important when it comes to the recovery of women who have given birth by c-section.
Treat yourself with a ball full of cereals with no added sugar and they will keep you fill for a long time, but will also help prevent constipation, awkward, yet common problem new mums experience due to wild hormones. You can also mix them with some yogurt which, apart from containing calcium, also has friendly bacteria that promote the healthy gut and stimulate digestion.
Meat is crucial in the afterbirth diet, red meat especially, since it is loaded with minerals such as zinc and iron. You can combine it with a lot of vegetables. Not only your meal will be savory and filling, but will also be nutrient-packed, i.e. healthy.
It is natural that women want to lose their weight as soon as possible, and just by eating the right foods, you can really achieve that without disregarding your child needs. Breastfeeding is another popular weight loss method, and keeping babies filled and healthy will ensure new mums so much needed a good night sleep.