She had her baby just over 5 months ago and actress, model, and former professional wrestler Stacy Keibler is already kicking her health into high gear. On her blog Keibler reveals her “post-baby diet” regimen in great detail, but she explains that this way of eating is not limited to right after having a baby, and declares this diet will “work wonders for everybody.”
Here are some of Keibler’s post-baby eating tips, crafted by nutritional therapist Jennifer Kelly.
- For Expectant and New Moms: When you’re pregnant and after giving birth, it’s important to eat organic as much as possible.
- Protein: Aim for high-quality sources of the nutrient, including grass-fed, vegetarian-fed, free range, organic meats and eggs. Fish should always be wild-caught. Stacy ate a variety such as beef, bison, venison, lamb, wild boar, turkey, chicken, and salmon.
- Organic Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are high in essential vitamins and minerals. Fresh greens are especially high in much needed B vitamins, but a wide variety will ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Among Stacy’s favorites were chard, dandelion root, spinach, dark salad greens, arugula, butternut squash, pumpkin, zucchini, acorn squash, carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, baked apples, mango and berries.
- Essential Fats: Healthy fats help repair damaged cells, reduce inflammation and promote balanced moods. Stacy ate raw, organic nuts and seeds, avocados and healthy oils such as coconut oil, flax seed oil, raw olive oil and ghee.
- Organic Grains: Gluten-free ones are best. Gluten-free grains include: amaranth, buckwheat, corn, Job’s tears (also known as hato mugi or Chinese barley), millet, montina (an Indian rice grass), oats (made in a gluten-free a gluten facility), quinoa, rice, sorghum, teff and wild rice. All grains should be soaked overnight to ensure the best absorption. Stacy ate quinoa, millet and raw oatmeal.
Visit Stacy Keibler’s website for more of her post-baby diet