Last week was my first week getting back in the gym on a consistent basis. It was a challenge after recovering from childbirth followed by a bout of bronchitis. Getting used to taking care of a newborn and all that comes with it required quite a huge adjustment as any new parents can attest to.

Now that my regular exercise routine has been implemented it’s time to place a lot more emphasis on nutrition and eating according to my goals.


The main keys to success are as follows:

  • Meal planning.
  • Grocery shopping according to the plan
  • Meal preparation


Regardless of what type of diet you want to follow, be it  low carb, intermittent fasting, ketogenic etc, you have to structure it according  to your specific goals. You should consider the amount of calories you are consuming in relation to the amount of energy you are expending in a day. Also try to be aware of your macronutrient and micronutrient intake. This refers to protein carbohydrates and fats as well as vitamins and minerals. There are apps such as Myfitnesspal and chronometer that can help you keep track of this while learning what is contained within each type of food.