Channel Daphne's Advice — Set Goals, but Don't Go "Insane" in the Process
When it comes to figuring out a meal plan that makes you feel good after having a baby, it's helpful to find inspiration from other women who've been there. Daphne Oz is a mom of three who gave birth to a baby girl in December 2017, and as the food-lover she is, she has pretty darn good ideas that are easy to re-create at home. The former cohost of The Chew posted an intimate photo six months postpartum and shared a little bit of her philosophy on losing baby weight — without obsessing over it. "New week, new commitment," she said. "I celebrate on the weekends so that I feel strong sticking to my healthy goals throughout the week as I work to lose this baby weight. And so I don't go insane in the process."
She advised, "I find it helps to write down what my 'plan' for the day is — some things [may] shift as needed, but having a vision in mind means I'm not aimlessly searching for something to eat at meal times." Solid tip, right? As far as what a full day of eating on a weekday looks like for Daphne, here's an example she shared from breakfast through dinner.
Daphne's Meal Plan For the Day
- Breakfast: Coffee and a banana with almond butter (for a rush-out-the-door morning)
- Lunch: Hydrating chopped salad with greens, cucumbers, broccoli, basil, chopped chickpeas, hemp hearts, and red wine vinaigrette
- Snack: One hard-boiled egg and a handful of baby carrots
- Dinner: Leftover jerk chicken and sautéed broccoli rabe with shallots
Sounds pretty satisfying to me! Whether you're on a postpregnancy journey or not, you'll love her ideas for quick and easy recipes. It's easy to get in the habit of eating the same healthy thing every day, which can become stale and uninspiring. In addition to this typical day of meals, Daphne has shared other meal plans on her Instagram Story highlights. Take a look at her helpful suggestions ahead, and be prepared to add them to your rotation.