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There are many rules when it comes to postpartum fitness and weight loss while breastfeeding. These rules are often overwhelming, and confusing, which leads to paralysis on what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Protecting your abs from the dreaded Diastasis Recti is important, not reducing calories enough to lose breast milk is important, refraining from jumping jacks is a good idea in the beginning…and the list goes on. Well, as a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and founder of The Postpartum Cure, I created the 6 new rules for postpartum fitness that will knock your socks off and leave you feeling like you’re ready to tackle all the work outs. Well, it will hopefully leave you feeling less confused and more motivated with a place to start. Let’s get right into the 6 rules, so you can start your journey of healing, weight loss and…

Your body is brand new after baby. In fact, it becomes a completely new body that you may not recognize, but this body is completely capable of being fit, fabulous and full of health. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, I believe and know that our bodies are in fact eager to repair and recover after birth, as well as let go of un-needed weight and fully nourish a tiny human being. Teaching new and seasoned mommies to love and nourish their bodies for healing and health is my passion. Sharing knowledge and encouragement, along with helpful tools and programs is the best way I can do this in order to reach thousands of mommies each month. I decided to share 5 of my secrets, insider tips that I want all new mamas to know about their bodies after baby. This information is helpful because it trump false beliefs mamas…

Your uterus begins to shrink back to pre-baby size after birth almost immediately on its own, but there are some things you can do to help your uterus shrink back to is normal and small size.  You might want to help your uterus shrink back to normal fast in an effort to help your body. Supporting your body postpartum is always a good idea, especially after the 9 months of pregnancy. During the first 48 hours, you most-likely will feel your uterus contracting back to normal. It can be less noticeable with your fist, but is often felt more after the second or third baby. Either way, those contractions after birth means your body is already getting to work and shrinking your uterus. Helping your uterus shrink back after baby is very important for health reasons, not just getting a flat tummy.  When your uterus shrinks, it is slowing down…

New mommies need lots of gear for breastfeeding, healing, surviving, keeping baby happy and more. New mommies also don’t need any excess gear and trinkets that aren’t totally useful. This is where picking the right gifts is super important. You want to give them something that will make their lives easier. Simple as that. This gift list is full of gifts that will actually be USEFUL to mama while breastfeeding and caring for a new baby, while also making their lives much easier. A new mommy gift doesn’t get much better than that! Let’s get into the top 11 gifts for new and breastfeeding mommies: Soothe Shirt: These are awesome and so amazing for keeping baby happy, your milk supply up, and much easier than a wrap or carrier for around the house. Nature Bond Silicone Manual Breast Pump: This will save your milk, and it works really well because…

Postpartum mamas often experience gas and bloat, and want to get rid of it fast. Well, you can get rid of gas and bloat with just a few steps, which will help your tummy calm down after baby. Postpartum gas and bloating is no fun to talk about, but it feels so much better when it is gone. And, healthy food, or cleaning up your diet isn’t always the answer! Postpartum gas and bloat can be the result of many things that are difficult to control. First, let’s talk about some major causes of postpartum gas and bloat, then we will get into how to get rid of the gas and bloating: Gas and bloating happen when hormones and gut bacteria are out of wack. This is the nuts and bolts to what is going on when you have a descended belly and excess flatulence. Hormonal fluctuations are one of…

These pumpkin protein lactation bars will seriously curb your cravings for all things pumpkin, as well as boost your milk supply! There is a secret weapon in these bars, which I will go over that includes a lactation blend of ingredients that are all known to increase lactation. These bars are also healthy, low carb, and delicious, so if you are trying to lose the baby weight, and struggling with sugar cravings, these will help! In my program, I teach mamas how to eat while breastfeeding to lose weight, and sugar cravings are one of the hardest challenges to eating healthy while breastfeeding. Basically, sugar cravings happen when we crave specific nutrients, and as breastfeeding mamas we need more nutrients ,so we tend to have more cravings. This isn’t a bad thing, it just means we need to eat as nutrient-dense as possible. I have some awesome recipes for breastfeeding…

This is the best lactation protein powder for breastfeeding mamas on the market. It is a fairly new product, but I am so excited because it is a clean, natural, wholesome protein powder breastfeeding mamas can count on to help them stay nourished and produce lots of breast milk. Because I am so enthusiastic about this lactation protein powder, I created a video GOING OVER EVERYTHING! I also talk about their lactation bites, which are just as wholesome, clean, nourishing and of course, MILK BOOSTING. As a certified, Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, I am obsessed with finding the BEST quality products for mamas in my program and readers of my blog.  If we are nourishing ourselves, we are nourishing our babies. I am a firm believer in eating a nutrient-dense diet for breastfeeding and milk supply, and I even created The Postpartum Cure to help mamas learn to eat healthy, heal…

Intermittent fasting is not only perfectly safe while breastfeeding, it can also be a great way to help you lose your baby weight. Intermittent fasting itself will not affect your milk supply. If you properly nourish yourself during your eating window of time, you can really help your body let go of fat, while keeping up a healthy milk supply. I am going to go over what intermittent fasting is, how it is beneficial to losing weight while breastfeeding, and how I specifically practice intermittent fast, so you have a real-life example. I practied intermittent fasting even while breastfeeding, which I believe helped me lose the baby weight, and also out of habit. Once you create the habit, it becomes second nature. What is intermittent fasting in general? Intermittent fasting simply means fasting for about 14-16 hours. Some people practice a longer fast, and some shorter. I personally believe it…

Stroller workouts are seriously what keep me sane as a mom of three. I can’t always get away from my kids for a run, or a workout, but I can put them in the stroller and GO! That is why I created this workout, to show you that you can get a lot done in a little bit of time, thanks to some running and strength mixed together. The way I do my stroller workouts is to run for two minutes, do my strength reps, run for two minutes, do some strength and run for two minutes. 6 minutes of running is ONE SET for most of my stroller workouts. Sometimes 4 minutes of running is one set. I do each set 3 times through, so I usually get at least 20 minutes of workout in. This workout in particular has 3 runs for 2 minutes, and 3 strength portions.…

Losing the baby weight while breastfeeding, with a low milk supply isn’t an easy task. If you struggle with a low milk supply, and you are constantly worried your supply will dip at any moment, then the idea of trying to lose weight becomes too risky. In all reality, our milk supply and weight loss don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. If you have a low milk supply, there are lots of things you can do to pump your milk supply up that don’t have to do with diet or exercise. As a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist and a mom of three wild boys, I know milk supply and losing weight can be totally scary, or overwhelming.  So, I am putting together 5 really smart tips to help you lose weight while breastfeeding with a low milk supply. I want you to know it can be done, and so many mamas are having…

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