Breastfeeding moms who want to lose weight should consider the types of food that they are eating to boost their metabolism. Many have said that they didn’t really lose their pregnancy weight but experts have weighed in and said that this wasn’t true. At most, new mothers have at least three pounds of excess weight provided that they follow the 25 to 35 pound gain during pregnancy. For those who went beyond the recommended number of pounds, losing them may be a bit challenging. Still, this daily diet plan can help you shed that excess weight in no time.

Tips for Your Daily Diet Plan

Since new mothers don’t really have the time to count calories, let alone plan an elaborate meal, sticking to the basics can be enough to get you the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Here is a sample of a diet plan that you can try to lose weight while breastfeeding.

Day 1

Breakfast: Juice and sausage sandwich

Snack: Peanut butter and graham crackers

Lunch: Wrap sandwich

Snack: Veggies and hummus

Dinner: Salad with a bit of shredded chicken

Day 2

Breakfast: Cereal, fruit, and skim milk

Snack: trail mix

Lunch: Pasta with vegetables and beans

Snack: Graham cracker with peanut butter

Dinner: Parfait and salad

Day 3

Breakfast: Fruit, cereal, and skim milk

Snack: Apple and string cheese

Lunch: Pasta with vegetables and beans

Snack: Fruit smoothie

Dinner: Salad with shredded chicken

Day 4

Breakfast: Toast, hard-boiled egg, and grapefruit

Snack: Apple and string cheese

Lunch: Soup and a cup of fruit

Snack: Graham crackers and some peanut butter

Dinner: Your choice of wrap sandwich

Day 5

Breakfast: Skim milk, cereal, fruit

Snack: Fruit smoothie

Lunch: Wrap sandwich

Snack: Trail mix

Dinner: Any frozen entrée

Day 6

Breakfast:  Skim milk, cereal, and fruit

Snack: Trail mix

Lunch: Fruit cup and soup

Snack: Peanut butter and graham crackers

Dinner: Wrap sandwich

Day 7

Breakfast: Banana and peanut butter sandwich

Snack: Your choice of fruit smoothie

Lunch: Frozen entrée

Snack: Vegetables and hummus

Dinner: Rice with vegetables and beans

What’s great about this one-week meal plan is that you can mix and match the food suggestions based on how you feel. This serves as an outline only with more emphasis on not starving yourself just to shed pregnancy weight. Health experts recommend that you up your intake of fruits and vegetables for their essential nutrients plus lean protein to help boost your metabolism.

If you have some time in your hands, preparing your meals earlier will help ease the pressure of figuring out what to eat that will be good for you and the baby. Just make sure that you don’t skip any meal because your body will need its store of energy to help fuel you not only in terms of keeping up with your baby but also for producing more milk as well. How you treat yourself through the kinds of food you eat will have a huge impact on your overall health.

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