Post-pregnancy diet: nutritionist's advice
10 golden rules according to nutritionist Dr Monnier-Vaquette
- Have three meals a day with a snack (if necessary) such as a dairy product and a piece of fruit, but don't worry about sticking to specific times to eat.
- Prioritize protein (meat, fish, dairy products) and starchy foods (pasta, rice, potatoes).
- For breakfast, have a dairy product, a piece of fruit and a slice of bread with a thin layer of butter. A typical meal should be made up of 100g of cooked starchy foods or 50g of bread, a dairy product, a piece of fruit and a single tablespoon of oil.
- Only weigh yourself once a week.
- Move a little every day: walk at a brisk pace, do some exercise in front of the TV or even better, go to the swimming pool if you have someone to look after baby.
- Sleep! A litle afternoon siesta will help if nights are too short.
- Relax: the first obstacle to slimming is stress!
- Don't snack between meals using the excuse that you're tired. Instead, drink a large glass of water, a cup of tea or an infusion.
- If you want to eat a little chocolate or something sweet, do so at the end of a meal rather than in between meals.
- Go easy on cheese. Stick to a limit of 30g and replace it with a yogourt.
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