bouncing back into shape with swissmilk

Actually I'm a great improviser when it comes to cooking. One of my favourite things to do is emptying out our fridge. But, these days our fridge doesn't offer too many attractive things to cook with.. I'm 9 days postpartum now and not allowed to lift heavy weights, and actually don't feel like doing groceries at all at the moment. We rather spend every minute with our precious newborn baby boy. I'm so obsessed and in love and don't even want to leave him for a minute. 

So I was perfectly fine when they asked me to test cook the new swissmilk program. It's a diet program which should get you back in "bikini shape" without starving yourselves. Well how? It's not about the amount you actually eat, it's about what you eat. It's a low carb diet program high in calcium (from dairy products).
Food high in proteins (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk and dairy products and legumes) will keep you satisfied for a longer period, You don't even have to use non-fat versions of a dairy product. As stomach filler you gotta enjoy vegetables, salads and seasonal fruit (low in sugar ones such as: apples, pears and berries). Rapeseed oil, nuts and butter provide you with the needed healthy fats.
Carbs (do whole grain!!) are the last part of the diet, try to avoid them as much as possible. For those who sit pretty much the whole day: try to skip carbs! 
So the principle of the swissmilk low carb program: Reduce the intake of carbs and raise the intake of filling proteins and dietary fibre. With every meal goes a glass of milk or another dairy product.  

Scientific studies proved that the intake of dairy supports weight loss. 
Calcium supports your metabolism and helps you to reduce your belly fat. It stops the emerging of new fat, inhibits fat retention and promotes the reduction of fat. 

the four most important points for a successful weight loss: 
- prefer food high in water content such as: vegetables, mushrooms, salads and seasonal fruit
- reduce carbs to a maximum of one portion a day (!)
- with every meal goes a portion of proteins and a dairy product
- exercise to burn calories

and not to forget: if you really want to loose weight, the amount of calories you burn has to be higher than your daily intake! sorry but that's still a true fact. 

The swissmilk low carb diet is perfectly shaped for my current breastfeeding situation. First of all I want to intake all the important nutrients, which our boy needs! Especially the vitamin B12, which is very important for the development of the brain, nerve system and the general health of your baby! So you should not continue a vegan diet while breastfeeding! 
Calcium is very important for the infants bone structure. Babys will use up all the mamas vitamins to keep up their level. 

The swissmilk recipe which we enjoyed was a vegetarian frittata. Super easy and quick to prepare. and very nutritious as well! 

Vegetarian Frittata - the spring version! 
+ 1 small onion, in slices
+ butter / oil
+ 2 cups (300g) vegetables: i.e. carrots, radish, asparagus, Chinese cabbage in slices
+ 3 eggs
+ 1/3 cup cream (I used sour cream instead of heavy cream)
+ 3/4 extant cheese
+ salt & pepper

damp the onions and the vegetables in oil / butter. 
in a bowl whisk together eggs, cream, grated cheese, salt and pepper. 
Transfer the vegetables to the baking pan, pour the wet mixture over it and slightly stir. Bake for 15-20 minutes on 180°. 

you can find more low carb recipes on: www.swissmilk.ch