Welcome to following Paleo with a newborn baby.
Last week my son was born. He is beautiful, he has perfect lungs and he is well worth all the bad affects that pregnancy brings you. But even though I am enjoying the moment of being a new mum, when I look in the mirror I am disgusted with the way I look.
Instead of the 11 stone weight that I was back in January I am weighing in at just over 13 stone. The shock of this is a lot to take and I have to remember that even though my main meals were Paleo my snacks were far from Paleo as you could possibly imagine.
But I am not alone. I am among millions of women with cute new babies that has a bulging stomach area as well as a newborn baby.
However the great thing about Paleo is that it is the best way to go after having a baby. You are getting up several times per night with your newborn and tiredness is taking over your body. When you are tired all you want to do is eat a load of rubbish. The temptation is there to eat lots of takeaways and to binge on ice cream but this kind of unhealthy lifestyle is also what makes you even more tired as you are lacking the healthy kick that comes with being on Paleo.
Therefore the moment I entered the hospital I was 100% Paleo no matter what. This meant that when they came around with the bread and jam I declined and turned to the supply of fruit that I had in my hospital locker. I also had my husband bringing food in for me. This means that with my 10 day old baby (the age he is as this blog post is published) I have more energy than I did have after other pregnancies and it proves that eating Paleo can make a big difference to your life.
On another note, I am finding that the life of Paleo is an amazing one when you really put your heart and soul into it. You look forward to what you are going to cook, you look forward to eating it and you realise that Paleo is very easy to follow without feeling restricted.
So if you are really tired or busy at the moment, then it’s a great way to give your body a boost.