I’m Alina, a registered dietitian specializing in plant based nutrition. I’ve helped a variety of people eat better and feel fitter for close to a decade. And recently, I’ve taken on a new and exciting challenge; motherhood!
Welcoming a new baby into the world is a blessing. Yet, it can also be a demanding time with little sleep, both of which can make eating well more difficult!
As a busy mom, you may find yourself regularly eating standing up or on the go. And between diaper changes, irregular nap times and feedings, finding time to workout can be a challenge.
Plus, there’s this pressure – often self-inflicted – to get back into pre-pregnancy shape.
You may have a box of pre-pregnancy clothes stashed away in your closet that you’re looking forward to fitting back into one day. Yet for the moment, feel utterly uncomfortable at the idea of spending an afternoon in a bikini at the beach.
What’s more, any issues you may have had surrounding food before giving birth are likely still hanging around.
For instance, you may feel proud of yourself after eating a salad but guilty after snacking on chips or finishing your toddler’s leftover crustless PB&J sandwich.
Or you may catch yourself deciding how much of something you’ll allow yourself to eat based on “how good” you’ve been the rest of the day or week.
You may be utterly tired of counting carbs, macros and calories or of starting yet another diet next Monday. But deep down, you worry these may be the only ways you’ll be able to get back into shape.
If this sounds like you, I’m glad we’ve found each other!
I aim to help busy moms like yourself feel fit and eat well without worrying about how many grams of fat their meals contains or whether it’ll make it harder to zip up their jeans tomorrow.
If following strict meal plans or counting calories works for you; that’s great (in which case, this site is probably not the right one for you)!
But as a busy mom, I personally don’t have time to spend that much mental energy on my diet. And luckily, I don’t need to.
My training in nutrition has taught me that as long as I keep a few nutrition basics in mind, counting carbs, calories or anything else is often unnecessary for lasting results.
As busy moms, there’s enough things we worry about. I believe our diet shouldn’t be one of them. This is why I want to promote a way of eating that doesn’t involve measuring portions, counting calories or carbs or anything else.
A way of eating that fits in with your lifestyle so you can achieve your goals without constantly having food in the back of your mind.
The internet is full of nutrition advice. And it’s great that so many people want to help others by sharing their personal stories and what’s worked for them. But as a registered dietitian, I can’t help but cringe at some of the advice offered.
In particular, tips aimed at moms following a plant-based diet are not always based in science and, at times, are outright dangerous for moms and their little ones.
This is why all the advice you’ll find on the site is science-based. You’re welcome to browse around and to get in touch with any questions you may have.
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