The following post was written by Olympic athlete and mom Kerri Walsh, two-time gold medalist in beach volleyball. The mother of two, one being a newborn, shares her top five nutrition tips for new moms.
- Indulge Your Cravings: During and after pregnancy, your body sends strong signals about what it needs, so be sure to listen and respond, but be smart about it. If you're dying for some ice cream, try Greek yogurt, which is much lower in sugar and higher in protein.
- Eat Your Water and Drink Your Veggies: Since I'm nursing, I'm constantly thirsty. According to my friend Dr. Murad, eating foods that are rich in structured water, especially raw fruits and vegetables, will not only help your body hold onto water longer, you'll get the added boost of important antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients. I like to do double duty by drinking Nano Greens, which are not only hydrating but also contain 10 servings of fruits and vegetables.