New Mom Postpartum Diet - Like Mom, Like Baby Diet
Lose Baby Weight by Your Baby's Example
By: Kelby Carr on: Sat 16 of Jun, 2007 [21:09 UTC] (6445 reads)
New moms all want to lose that baby weight, and all are time-strapped to create healthy meals. How many times have you served your baby an organic, nutritious baby food, then turned around and nuked leftover pizza? Well, use the same principles of feeding your baby solid foods that you use on your own diet and you can lose weight with the Like Mom, Like Baby Diet for postpartum moms.
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Eat What Your Baby Eats
OK, don't eat pureed baby food. Bleck! But if you are serving your baby organic apples, you eat organic apples. Oatmeal? Peas? Pear? Do the same. It's funny how we concentrate so much on giving a baby healthy food, but new moms neglect their own diet. A great way to follow this method is to make your own baby food. Then you can set some of the ingredients aside for yourself before you puree the food for baby.
Eat When Your Baby Eats
Babies keep a steady stream of nourishment and energy by eating every 3-4 hours, perhaps a little longer for older babies. Instead of the typical three big meals, with this diet you should eat when your baby does but eat smaller portions.
Eat With Your Baby's Dish
A major issue with weight gain is the fact that typical portion sizes have grown out of control. Just look at any chain restaurant meal, and you'll see that. While it might sound crazy, that baby bowl probably isn't all that far off on many portions.
An actual pasta portion is around 1/4 cup, four ounces. That's the size of a typical baby food jar! An ice cream serving is the same size. While you should eat more than a 1/2 cup of pasta as a meal, have each part of your meal in a baby bowl to keep your portion sizes under control. If you are still breastfeeding, you should of course eat the required calories.
Indulge on Your Baby's Treats
We all need a little something sweet and indulgent. Instead of ice cream or pie or other fattening, high-sugar treats, go for typical baby finger food treats like graham crackers, 'Nilla wafers and animal crackers.