Choose one of the following each day; if you are a nursing mom increase the amount of snacks you eat so you are losing no more than two pounds per week:
- 5 to 8 whole grain crackers
- 20 shelled pistachios or 6 almonds
- 8 dried apricot halves
- 1 granola bar
- 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
Chose one of the following each day:
- 1/2 cup light ice cream
- 4 graham cracker squares
- 8 animal crackers
- 2 small sandwich cookies
- 10 vanilla wafer cookies
More weight loss tips
Remember, if you are a nursing mom, you need to keep your calorie intake up to ensure your milk supply. You need one quarter more calories than you were consuming pre-pregnancy. You should not lose more than two pounds a week as a nursing mom. Check with your doctor before starting any weight loss program.
Note: This meal plan is based on an approximate 1,500-calorie diet. Every woman is different, therefore you should adjust this plan as you see fit. If you are losing too quickly, add a few snacks or pieces of fruit; if you are not losing, cut back a bit each day, starting with the grains.