Now that your baby is here and settled in at home, you’re probably anxious to get out of those maternity clothes and back into your favorite skinny jeans.

Remembering to eat a full meal, or even something green is a challenge and taking on a brand new diet might seem overwhelming to add onto your to-do list.Carrying a baby with one hand and trying to use the other to prepare snacks and meals that actually keep you on the right track can be easier said than done. You’ve got a lot on your plate as it is, but eating right doesn’t have to be complicated, stressful or even difficult.

You might be surprised what indulgences can actually be doing your body good.

Dairy isn’t always scary.

Research found that a lack of calcium actually triggers fat cells to store fat and get bigger. Since dairy products are known to be a rich source of calcium, nutritionists are taking a closer look at how dairy really affects our ability to live a healthier lifestyle.

New studies show that people taking a calcium supplement while watching their calorie intake experienced 38% more lost body fat. Another controlled group boosted their dairy intake while reducing their daily calories and experienced 64% more fat and body weight lost.

So supplements are great, but sometimes they’re no match for the real thing.

Keep an eye on calories but don’t let them consume you, and incorporate fresh foods and even some treats you thought were off limits!

Satisfy your cravings with a serving of dairy and you might just give your body the boost it needs to get through a plateau and start shedding your baby weight.This could be cheese incorporated into lunch, and then a cup of ice cream or a small serving of your favorite frozen yogurt for dessert, or even breakfast!

Yes, frozen yogurt for breakfast.

That’s totally allowed.

Moderation is everything and you don’t have to shy away from dairy to slim down and feel great postpartum. Whether you’re looking to eat healthier, lose weight or just get more all natural energy, good nutrition matters.