After having a kiddo, one can really have a hard adjustment going back to refocusing on a healthy diet and avoiding those crazy pregnancy cravings! There may be a few blessed people who just ate beautifully throughout their pregnancy and never had anything bad and dropped all of their baby weight with the snap of a finger, HOWEVER that person was not this girl.
This girl are a whole lot of ice cream, pineapple (ridiculous amounts,) donuts, and sour patch kids because there was a sweet little girl growing inside of her.
I wanted to make what I ate super simple. You can even stop reading this blog post right here.
That’s my Non-Diet Diet: EAT REAL FOOD.
Instead of everything processed and super sugary I was eating, I began replacing veggies for those foods. The S’mores donuts were replaced with broccoli and the random gummy bears were replaced with spinach in mass quantities.
A greens + superfoods shake has and always will be my go-to for my breakfast, BUT with the baby and her dairy intolerances I did switch to Vegan. She ‘grew out’ of her tummy issues but I kept going with Dairy-Free eating because I felt a huge relief on my tummy and inflammation. I love brands like Shakeology, Vega one, and Naked protein!
My “Non-Diet” wasn’t so much about a list of foods I could or couldn’t eat, but more so about being PLANFUL and PREPARED once again:
☑ We had to start food prepping once or twice a week to get lunches ready to go for both my husband and myself
☑ We had to kick the processed sugar habit and remember those were only for cheats earned through a fit week. Increased insulin levels = increased fat levels and I didn’t need to add any more fat to my body than I already had in the 9 months I had baby K in my belly. As a hypoglycemic and married to a Diabetic, sugar was now a super huge focus — sympathy eating and all for hubby.
☑ There was no room for excuses when it came to getting workouts in and planning a schedule each week to stick to using my Beachbody on Demand access.
☑ I had to narrow down my bracket for the Portion Fix program I’ve done the last 3 years, and begin a new habit of tracking my meals (it takes 3 weeks to make a habit and 3 days to break one!)
☑ VEGGIES and lean proteins were to take over my life
The more complicated that eating is, the less likely I am to stick to a ‘plan’ for food. So, things needed to be simple and consistent in order for me to keep going and see results!
Checking in on Social Media and with fit friends, I’m using accountability like I always have so that I don’t fall off the wagon which is so easy!