The Number 1 Nutrition Mistake New Moms Make

After having a baby, your priorities can be pretty predictable: care for your newborn, try and get as much sleep as you can (often easier said than done), and try to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight.

The mistake? Nutrition.

nutrition | Longevity LIVEHowever, often that last issue, is the one that causes the most concern. “Putting that last item on your to-do list, however, is one of the biggest mistakes that new moms make,” says Heidi Murkoff, author of the ever-popular What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

“Eating well has so many benefits for busy new moms,” says Murkoff, who notes that getting the right nutrients gives your the stamina you need to function.

“Energy depends on a steady flow of fuel.” She warns that skipping meals, or skimping on nutrient intake, in a bid to try and lose weight will add to your exhaustion.

“Good nutrition speeds recovery, and when part of an overall healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, it can help you lose the baby weight at a steady rate,” Murkoff advises.

“Having ready-to-grab healthy snacks on hand is key,” she says. “And take shortcuts to healthy meals, make extra chicken breasts to freeze, buy bags of ready-to-eat veggies and salad, and cans of wild salmon.”

Murkoff recommends making it as simple as possible, but keep your nutrition balanced and healthy!

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