Are you breast feeding? If so, make sure that you are getting enough protein and calcium rich foods because your first obligation is to make sure your baby is well nourished. Also since you are tired and busy with the baby, ask others to help you with meal preparation so you don't find yourself grabbing at whatever food is around. Keep foods like soups, stews, dairy products such as cottage cheese and yogurt and milk handy so you can make yourself a meal or snack easily, even with one hand ( holding the baby with the other). Don't forget about eggs; they are a good source of protein and fast to make. Carbohydrates like breakfast cereal, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, baked potatoes and pasta will take away your appetite since eating carbohydrates activates a process that leads to the production of serotonin, a chemical in your brain that decreses stress and appetite. Don't worry about sugar, despite what Melanie said, since all carbohdyrates are digested to sugar in your body. But sugar has no nutritional value and you need the nutrients for yourself and your baby. But if you want to sprinkle some brown sugar on oatmeal as a snack, go ahead. And don't hurry. It took 9 months to make a baby; give yourself 18 months to lose your weight.
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