Actress, model, and TV host Brooke Burke, 36, is mom to daughters Neriah, 8, Sierra Sky, 6, and Heaven Rain, 15 months next week, as well as son Shaya, 4 weeks. On her Baboosh Baby site, Brooke blogsabout just how it is (besides genetics and walking!) that she’s looking so good at a month postpartum.
I squeezed into my jeans today, yeah! I am not sharing that to boast or to make anyone who is struggling with her baby weight feel inadequate. I simply want to tell you what I have been doing in hopes that it may help some of you.
First, I have promised to keep this blog real so I will start with some of my Tauts thoughts. Binding your belly after birth can get really annoying, but boy does it work! I cannot wait at times to take it off and I do that for short periods throughout the day when I need a break. Also, if your skin gets itchy or irritated, take it off for a few hours and let your tummy breathe. Other than that, I have been wearing it 24/7 and every few days I can make it a little tighter.
Lots of people have been asking about my diet so here goes. I never diet, but I do believe in creating healthy eating habits that you can enjoy and stick to.
Click below for Brooke’s meal plan and more from her blog.
I try to eat 5 times a day, small meals, every three hours or so. IfI get too busy, some of those meals may be a protein bar or simply anapple and some almonds.
Here is a typical day for me:
oatmeal made with water, with a little brown sugar
coffee with milk and sweetener
Snack (choose one)
Low-fat cottage cheese with fresh pineapple
protein bar (Luna or Zone)
Lunch (choose one)
chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber in a whole-wheat pita with olive oil, vinegar and Dijon dressing
sushi – mostly sashimi style
(I also love Matzo ball soup that I make at home with chicken, carrots and celery.)
Snack (choose one)
apple with a handful of almonds
protein shake made with nonfat milk, ½ banana, tsp. almond butter and a scoop of whey protein
tuna fish salad with celery or carrots (use low-fat mayo)
sliced turkey with almonds
Dinner (choose one)
filet mignon with Caesar salad and asparagus
grilled salmon with veggies
chicken with a salad and grilled veggies
(Sometimes at night when I am too tired to eat a full meal, I have abowl of my favorite cereal, Smart Start, with blue berries and non-fatmilk.)
These are just some options. I never starve, and I know that the onlyway for me to lose weight fast is actually by eating more often andkeeping it smart. I avoid carbs later in the day. I never drink juice(too much sugar) and I try to stay away from bread, especially whiteflour. I drink lots of water with lemon and hot green or fresh minttea. I only drink water, never soda. I do have a glass of red winewith dinner sometimes, which I really enjoy.
I keep my meals small andtry never to skip them. I know how hard it can be to find the time,but many of these options can be prepared in advance and you can grabthem on the go. I really do enjoy what I eat and if I am cravingsomething bad, I have it, but only a few bites! Small smart mealsreally work. Give it a try.
Baboosh Baby,Brooke Burke’s new line of post-partum belly wraps, stretch-mark oils,organic t-shirts and recycled diaper bags, is named after the Frenchterm of endearment and is also Rain’s nickname. For more info, checkout BabooshBaby.com.
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