Hi there. I delivered my baby boy Peyton on Mother's Day. That was five days ago now and I'm still resting. I find the best thing to do in the first few weeks is concentrate on healing. My body needs time to rest and recover from birth. So does my mind. I am not going to try dieting right away as I still need my calories to recover and breast feed.
My body is already losing weight from the baby, placenta, extra blood volume and water so that is enough for now.
If you are breasfeeding your boobs will be the only part that expands at this point..to the point of ridiculous if I do say so :) The good thing is whenever you feed your baby your uterus contracts a little more. I still look pregnant, but give me a break....it's only been 5 days.
My goal this week is to try not to eat too much sugar or sweets since I have a tendency to do that when I'm tired. The sugar will make me depressed so if I can I will avoid the junk food cupboard. I still deserve to indulge just a little at this point don't you think? ...I mean common! I just popped out an 8 pound baby...I deserve a treat :)
So I will sleep and recover...and rest knowing I have just lost at least 10 pounds in a week!!