New moms and strict diets are a surefire recipe for disaster. When you're sleep-deprived and at someone else's beck and call 24/7, a regimented eating routine is just too much to maintain (and, especially if you're nursing, you'll need each and every one of those calories you crave!)
Instead, stock your fridge with a healthy, well-rounded selection of proteins, grains, fruits, and veggies. If friends and family offer to bring you food, gladly accept! Those homemade meals are a whole lot healthier than having pizza delivered . . . again.