Foods_to_lose_baby_weightHaving the right foods in your fridge, freezer and cupboards is really important when losing your baby weight and when on the Lose Baby Weight Plans and if there is such a thing as a weight loss secret then this is it. 
If we don’t stock up on the right foods then even the best of intentions can go very wrong as it is inevitable that all of us will have moments of weakness or bad days and if we are ill prepared to deal with those bad days then our weight loss will go very wrong.
But what if you can only get to the shops once a week?  It is often thought that weight loss means only eating salad and vegetables (and this means 2 to 3 trips to the shops a week for fresh vegetables) and although these are important in a healthy diet and weight loss there are ways you can still do one weekly shop and buy everything that you need for the week.
Firstly you need enough fruit for your smoothies. I thoroughly recommend buying frozen fruit which is easy to store and makes the smoothies nice and cold.  You can buy frozen raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, mangoes and cranberries from most supermarkets.  Then buy extra fruit like apples, oranges and bananas to eat as snacks during the day and keep in the fridge so they last the week.
This will cover your breakfast and lunch – too easy.
Then yours and your family dinners – use the fresh foods early in the week then use the tinned and frozen foods at the end of the week.  Stock up on the below:
Fresh foods

  • Chicken drumsticks – you can buy lots of these and freeze these for later in the week too
  • Turkey mince
  • Lean lamb steaks
  • Brocolli
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach and Rocket leaves
  • Courgette
  • Onion
  • Garlic (or buy it in a paste)
  • Chilli
  • Cucumber
  • Red cabbage
  • Herbs

Cupboard food

  • Brown rice
  • Wholemeal pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Cous cous
  • Tinned salmon
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned sardines
  • Tinned lentils
  • Tinned kidney beans
  • Tinned sweet corn
  • Tinned tomatoes

Frozen foods

  • Frozen peas
  • Frozen green beans
  • Frozen fish/prawns

If you stick to buying these types of foods then you will find you can do one big shop that will last you all week and will still ensure you and your family are eating healthy and delicious foods that are not loaded with fat, calories and preservatives. I also recommend keeping a good quality olive oil, balsamic vinegar in your cupboard as well as sea salt and cracked black pepper – great for adding seasoning to dishes

And to use our 28 Day Breastfeeding Friendly Plan that has a shopping list and daily food diary click here