Published: 09/28/2015 - Updated: 05/18/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
It makes no difference if you had a C-section, a normal birth, or if you’re breast feeding your baby. With this specific diet with postpartum foods, you will be able to take advantage of the foods you need right now to get back to your natural state, healthy weight, and to having firm tissues. It will also help your body heal wounds and to heal up effectively.
Postpartum Foods to get Back your Weight
The most important thing after having your baby, is you and your baby. If you’re breast feeding, keep in mind that your body will need a good dose of healthy foods, as well as sufficient water. But you’ll also need to take certain precautions to get your old figure back, and firm tissues, especially in the abdomen. Follow these tips and this menu, and you’ll notice that you will recover quickly, and your body will look amazing.
WATER: This is an excellent remedy for get back to your normal weight and figure, and it also helps circulate nutrients effectively while eliminating toxins and waste that easily accumulates in the body right now. If you don’t drink enough water, your body will give preference to your baby if you’re breast feeding, because the body will need to make enough milk as possible. So if you don’t drink enough liquid, your skin and tissues will suffer from it. You need to drink water regularly, at least two liters of water a day. Fresh water cannot be substituted for with juices or any other liquids, like teas, which you should also drink regularly.
The most highly recommended foods: We suggest foods that don’t create large amounts of toxins, which are easy to digest and rich in nutrients. Fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains are the most highly recommended for this time. Some foods are undoubtedly the best at providing sufficient nutrients for you and your baby, and for also helping remove toxins and harmful fats, while getting back your figure.
The 10 best postpartum foods
The 10 best foods for you right now are:
- Citrus juices
- Almonds, walnuts, etc.
- Plant-based milks (almond, oatmeal, rice milk, etc.)
- Baked or raw fish, preferably salmon
- Soups and vegetable broth
- Whole grain rice
The best way to include these in your menu is:
BEFORE BREAKFAST: drink and eat any of the following foods for breakfast, which is the best way to start your day right now. Choose only one a day and change it up. Then wait 30 minutes before eating anything else.
- PAPAYA: papaya is a wonderful inflammation reducer, healer, toxin and harmful fat remover, and it is also rich in important vitamins, like vitamin A. One plate of papaya with raw oatmeal will work wonders for you.
- BOLDO TEA: this is excellent for helping your liver remove stagnant bile, or accumulated fats and waste products. Squeeze half a lemon in your tea and drink while warm.
- GREEN TEA: has wonderful cleansing properties, and it will also help you heal and repair tissues that provide a good amount of antioxidants. Drink this tea with half a lemon squeezed in it.
- PINEAPPLE: helps release toxins and to heal internal organs. It also provides a large amount of digestive enzymes so you can use the nutrients in your foods better.
BREAKFAST: after half an hour of eating fruit or drinking tea, we recommend you choose any of the following foods for a super nourishing breakfast:
- Vegetarian sandwich accompanied by almond milk
- Egg omelette with prickly pear or mushrooms, and add a lot of onion
- Whole grain oat bread with honey, served with almond milk
- Eat 4 to 5 almonds daily
MID-MORNING (choose only one of these juices)
- prickly pear juice with pineapple and chia
- carrot juice with a sprig of parsley and celery
- blueberry juice with chia
- alfalfa juice with carrots
LUNCH: Choose one of these dishes and serve with a fresh salad, rich in enzymes
- Vegetable soup or steamed vegetables
- Salmon or some type of raw fish in ceviche, with diced onion, lemon and parsley
- Tuna salad with a variety of fresh vegetables and extra-virgin olive oil
- Whole grain pasta with a variety of fresh vegetables
- Toast with sour cream
- Whole grain bread with sprouts
- Cooked oats with almond bits
- Tapioca pudding with chia
- Peach, or some other fruit salad, with granola
- Yogurt with almonds
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 05/18/2018
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