When you are trying to lose pregnancy weight you might be forgiven for thinking that your goal would be to reduce your calorie intake as much as possible.
In fact, one of the important parts of the Lose Baby Weight healthy eating plans is determining your target calorie intake for the day. And it may be higher than you think it would be for weight loss.
The body needs a certain amount of calories each day just to be able to maintain processes such as breathing, digestion and blood circulation.
Add in other factors such as the amount of exercise you do, whether you are breastfeeding, how much weight you want to lose, your current weight and your age and there is often a requirement for taking in more calories.
Not everyone is interested in counting calories, and that’s fine – you can just focus on eating nutrient dense healthy food.
If you find though that the calorie counting helps you to stay focused (everyone is different) then you can use our online tool to work out your BMR and recommended calories for weight loss here.
And if you are keen to find out more about the calories in your favourite foods check out our Calorie Book here.
For those of us who are actually struggling to reach the target intake each day (there are quite a few people who find it hard to hit the mark), here is a quick list of 10 healthy eating ideas to get you over the line.

healthy mummy smoothies10 Ways To Help Hit Your Daily Calories

  1. Add ½ cup of cooked brown rice to your stir-fry or salad (122 calories)
  2. Add a slice of toasted soy and linseed bread to your morning eggs (90 calories)
  3. Add 10 walnuts to your Healthy Mummy Smoothie (100 calories)
  4. Add 2 boiled eggs to your salad (146 calories)
  5. Pan fry 60g of haloumi to go with your grilled fish (150 calories)
  6. Use 200ml of full fat milk instead of skim milk in your Healthy Mummy Smoothie (132 calories instead of 84 calories)
  7. Add a tablespoon of natural almond butter to your sliced apple (115 calories)
  8. Use 100ml coconut milk in your Healthy Mummy Smoothie instead of 100ml of light soy milk (197 calories instead of 95 calories)
  9. Add 20ml of sour cream when serving your bolognese or soup (70 calories)
  10. Slice up a small sweet potato into fries and bake, covered in olive oil and salt to serve with your BBQ steak (150 calories).

Source: The Healthy Mummy Calorie Bible.

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