I always enjoy looking at other people’s “what I eat in a day” posts, so I thought I’d create my own.
I’m currently following a macros-based meal plan specifically for breastfeeding. I’ve been following the template for a week now and I’m very happy with my results – I already feel leaner and less bloated, and my milk supply hasn’t slowed down.
On this meal plan, the macros requirements change depending on if it’s a workout day or a rest day. On workout days, I consume more carbs, especially right after I exercise. On rest/recovery days, I consume less carbs and almost double my protein.
Here’s how each meal breaks down on a workout day:
🦋 For breakfast, I had a side of ham with a 1/2 cup of oatmeal and a peach.
🦋 Lunch looks exactly like the meals I used to eat on my gestational diabetes diet: a low-carb wrap with mustard, broccoli, and a side of fruit (more peaches here since I had a big bag to get through!)
🦋 During my workout, I have a GNC Pro Performance 100% Pure Whey protein shake with water.
🦋 The next meal is eaten shortly after exercising and is very high in carbs (woo hoo!) I had a big portion of fruit, a rice cake, and some high-protein yogurt.
🦋 Dinner is a Mexican bowl (another one of my diabetic go-to meals) and a side of strawberries.
🦋 Before bed, I’m supposed to eat a high-fat snack to get me through the night. I had a rice cake, a mini Babybel cheese, and Aldi’s version of the RXBAR called a “Maxx” bar.
As you can see, this isn’t a low-calorie or restricted diet. One of my favorite things about this plan is that I don’t feel hungry and I can still eat many of my favorite foods.
I’ll probably keep this series going over the next several months as I clean up my diet and continue to lose the baby weight. I hope you liked it, thanks for reading!
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