Getting my Diet Back on Track Postpartum

By my third trimester in pregnancy I pretty much gave up on trying to eat well. Even though I knew I was growing a little person inside of me that just wasn't motivation enough for me to lay off the marshmallows and chocolate. I kept telling myself I'd get back on track once little man was here, and I wouldn't be so tired and overrun with not-so-fun pregnancy side effects. Ha.

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Now that my son is here I'm 10x more tired than I was while pregnant, and have a whole new set of symptoms to try and manage. While living at my parents house for a month while my husband got our new house set up in Alaska I definitely indulged in a lot of Mom's home cooking. I tried to lay off the sweets, but otherwise I ate just about whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Now that I'm in Alaska I'm ready to get back to my regular clean-ish diet.

Two weeks ago I shared how using the Polar M400 was helping me get motivated to workout postpartum.

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I've been using the Polar M400 to track my fitness activities nearly daily since I received it. It tracks pretty much every fitness related metric you could imagine; steps taken, amount of sleep, calories burned,... it does it all.Polar App3

It also syncs with MyFitnessPal to help track nutrition. Since I'm breastfeeding I didn't want to cut calories, but I wanted to start tracking what I was eating. It's a bit harder to sit down to a giant bowl of ice cream when you know you'll have to record it after!

Recently my diet has centered around a lot of Dad's awesome salads. Hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, walnuts, cheese/avocado, olives ... all sorts of health fats to keep my supply up. Salad a day

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For dinner tonight I'll be making these super easy burrito bowls. A bed of lettuce topped with brown rice, black beans, olives, red onion and tomatoes. With a bit of Buffalo Ranch dressing drizzled on top this is a super easy, nutritious meal. Salad1

Once you have the Polar App on your phone you just have to download the MyFitnessPal app and sync the two. Then, MyFitnessPal will start incorporating how many calories you've burned that day into your daily caloric allowances (which I'm ignoring for the time being.) MFP

Eventually I will start tracking macros just to try and up my protein intake. I don't think I'll ever go back to counting calories again, but it's been nice to keep records of what I'm eating as it really does help me stay on track with eating healthier!

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Polar.