Hello, fellow new Moms and friends! I'm here to share my experience with losing 55 pounds after having my baby, a journey with some dietary surprises and a lot of learning. Trust me, it's not your typical weight loss story!
Let's dive into the world of postpartum diets. Like many, I assumed that eating lots of salads and raw foods was the way to go. However, I quickly learned that postpartum nutrition requires a different approach.
Instead of my usual diet, I shifted to eating more warming foods. This included soups, bone broths, meat with bone, raw milk, and raw cheese. It was a significant change from my previous eating habits, but it was one that I found to be beneficial.
During this time, I also delved into learning about the “fourth trimester." This concept emphasizes the importance of healing your body postpartum through rest and proper nutrition. It was enlightening to understand how crucial this period is for new mothers. By listening to my body and adapting my diet, I was able to lose 55 pounds in less than four months.
Breastfeeding exclusively also played a role in my weight loss journey. Not only did it help me shed pounds, but it also supported my baby's nutrition. I learned that eating right and taking care of your body can positively impact your milk supply.
While I reduced my intake of salads and raw veggies, I didn't eliminate greens from my diet altogether. I continued to enjoy my daily green drink, which provided me with essential nutrients and kept my energy levels up throughout the day. This was a great way to maintain a balanced diet without relying too heavily on raw vegetables.
While you’re probably thinking that this isn’t the same diet I’ve recommended for cleansing. And that is correct.
Cleansing is a different journey than all together just losing weight. Cleansing can help you lose weight and detox your body so your gut is more able to digest certain foods and allow the rest of your body to function more properly.
Cleansing is great once in a while but it’s best to have the Green drink daily and continue on a whole food diet post cleansing.
I still recommend easing into and out of the cleansing process with my precleanse list approved foods but for moving forward in your day, an organic whole food diet is always the best thing for your body, gut and weightloss.
Through this journey, I realized that losing weight after having a baby isn't just about the number on the scale. It's about making informed choices about your diet and listening to what your body needs. This approach not only helped me lose weight but also taught me the importance of nurturing my body during such a crucial time.
For anyone embarking on their postpartum weight loss journey, remember that it's about finding a balance that works for you. Every mother's experience is unique, and it's essential to focus on what makes you feel healthy and energized. Here's to a journey of health and self-care post-baby! 🌟💪👶
Books I recommend:
What Do I Eat Today?
A One Day Menu
Typical of my Postpartum Diet
Breakfast: Green Drink and Chai Latte
First I have 16 ounces of my organic green drink. Twenty minutes later I have a Chai latte.
My postpartum chai latte is made with chai tea, wild local honey, cinnamon, and raw steamed milk.
Raw milk has many health benefits
Raw milk is often said to be high in essential nutrients like vitamins (A, B, D), minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus), enzymes, and beneficial fats. Some say that raw milk has probiotics that are good for gut health.
Raw milk may be easier to digest compared to pasteurized milk, possibly due to the presence of lactase-producing bacteria, which may help lactose-intolerant individuals.Some studies suggest that drinking raw milk during childhood could be associated with a lower risk of developing allergies and asthma. However, these studies do not prove the claims as further testing is needed.
Breakfast: Breakfast Taco
I like to make a big batch of these for the week so when I’m hungry after breastfeeding and playing pickleball I have a super nutritious meal To eat.
Of course I always chug my greens post workout but about 15 minutes after that my body is ready for food.
These tacos are so good and you can actually lose weight eating tacos! Who knew?!
Lunch: Tomato-less Chili
While I generally do not use a lot of nightshade vegetables, I do think fresh or dried jalapeño peppers in small quantities add a kick to dishes and have detoxifying powers. For more protein, swap the cannellini beans with 1 pound of cooked ground turkey, if desired.
Dinner: Chicken teriyaki, brown rice and broccoli (Can also use salmon or ground turkey.)
- 1 lb organic chicken
- Salt pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 lb organic broccoli chopped and steamed in water with dash of salt.