Issue: Bare Cupboards New-mom solution: “For weight-loss success, you need to be able to open your cupboards, fridge or freezer and find wholesome things you like to eat,” says Behan. But getting to the supermarket may be overly ambitious in those first few weeks with a newborn.
Luckily, friends and family will likely offer to help, so keep a running shopping list on the fridge. When someone says, “What can I do?” hand it over. Be sure to keep these items at the top of the list: eggs, low-sodium canned beans, quinoa, nuts, oatmeal, precooked brown rice, frozen fruits and vegetables, and frozen salmon. All deliver maximum nutrition for minimum effort. If you decide to tackle the shopping yourself, lower your dinner expectations,and check out our tips for Stress-Free Food Shopping with Baby.