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Weight watchers is a highly popular weight loss program, that like many, may or may not be the best choice while breastfeeding. As a fitness professional and nutrition coach, I have some thoughts on weight watchers for breastfeeding mamas. If done correctly, weight watchers could be an awesome plan to really help you target that weight loss. If done incorrectly, your milk supply can drop with your weight. Maybe you’ve been trying to lose weight while breastfeeding with all sorts of plans and programs, and you are thinking weight watchers might be a good next try? Well, I will quickly go over what weight watchers is, then how to do it correctly, so you can use it to lose weight without losing your milk supply. How Does Weight Watchers Work? Weight Watchers is a method of counting calories, but simpler because you count points, rather than calories. This means less…

Counting macros for weight loss while breastfeeding can be a very effective way to lose weight, maintain muscle, and completely change your body after baby. I personally do not count macros, and preach a program based on eating clean and learning real hunger and full cues. I believe this is really important for long-term success, BUT a macro plan can provide the structure a new mom needs to stay within her calories, and making the most of those calories. Let’s look at what macro counting is, and how it can be very beneficial for postpartum weight loss while breastfeeding. What is Macro Counting? Counting your macros is a more complex way of counting calories. You start with your daily caloric needs to maintain your weight, then decrease that number to reduce your overall weight. Within that total, let’s say it is 1500 calories, you will eat specific ratios of carbs,…

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is avoidable if a pregnant mama takes the right steps to stay healthy, eat the right amount and stay as active as possible. Weight gain during pregnancy is inevitable, and healthy as long as you don’t gain too much weight. With pregnancy brings appetite increase, cravings, aches and pains and difficulties staying active, which is a perfect recipe to gain too much weight during pregnancy. So how do mamas keep track and stop themselves from gaining too much weight? How much weight should a mama gain during pregnancy? As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and creator of The Belly-Only Pregnancy Program, I am going to give you my 5 top tips to avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy. How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy? Your health care provider will guide you individually on how much weight you should gain during pregnancy,…

One of the biggest concerns for breastfeeding mamas with a healthy diet is a gassy baby. Many mamas seem to believe that the healthy foods they are eating are causing their baby to be super gassy and fussy. My middle child was the fussiest baby, and every night I had to hold him for hours, or he would just cry. There are many reasons that newborn babies are gassy, and food isn’t necessarily the main culprit, though allergies can play a role. If you are trying to eat a healthy diet and consuming lots of fruits, veggies, oatmeal and other potentially gassy foods, you could be thinking that is the cause of your baby’s gas and upset tummy. Let’s look into what is proven to cause a gassy and fussy newborn baby: First, there is no actual research that foods eaten by the mother get into breast milk, and then…

Balancing hormones after pregnancy consists mainly of a healthy diet, supplemented with some herbs to help regulate hormone production for breastfeeding, healing and recovering after being pregnant. Luckily, many foods have beneficial effects on balancing postpartum hormones, and I am going to go over them here because I believe in nutrient-dense foods. I created The Postpartum Cure as a program to help guide mamas into healing postpartum through food and patience. Many mamas end up craving sugar while breastfeeding, and find themselves dealing with cravings at certain times of the month. This is really difficult to manage if you are trying to lose weight, breastfeeding and function without screaming at any one. Add on the limited sleep, and it is a recipe for one unhappy mama. I wrote a post on specific herbs and supplements you can take to help with hormones. That is a great read too, after looking…

As a mom of three, I have some favorite tips for a flat tummy after pregnancy. And by favorite, I mean the most important tips you will read to get your tummy flat again after baby. As a certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, I’ve discovered what exercises actually WORK to help you flatten your tummy after baby, as well as which ones don’t (even though they are circulating through Pinterest). Here is a run down of my favorite tips, which I go over in my video, and also in this post. Tips for A Flat Tummy After Pregnancy: Eat a CLEAN diet to reduce bloating and lose fatUse a wrap or belt to improve posture and alignmentHold baby correctly, without tucking your butt underPractice ab work daily to strengthen and encourage muscles Those are my four favorite tips for flattening your tummy after pregnancy. Here’s my video that describes these…

This is a FREE 10-day reset program for postpartum mamas to combat postnatal depletion, renew their energy, heal after baby, increase milk supply and lose weight. By following this guide, you are going to be eating healthy, simple and resetting your body to perform better. Optimal nutrition can help you balance your hormones, produce a healthy milk supply and even lose the baby weight. Remember, this is in no way medical advice, and you should always seek the advice of your physician or medical professional. START THE 10-DAY RESET NOW! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Here is the video introduction, where you can get the full details on what I buy to eat healthy and the major points of the program. Then, make sure to sign up for the e-book, so you can get started!

I’ve been able to prevent stretchmarks during three pregnancies so far. Preventing stretch marks during pregnancy takes some special attention and care for yourself, so your skin can slowly stretch as baby grows. I am going to give a full run down on caring for your belly, so you can hopefully prevent as many stretch marks as possible during your pregnancy. Why do we get stretchmarks during pregnancy? Stretchmarks happen during pregnancy because our skin is forced to stretch too far too fast. Because this happens in a way that is difficult for the skin to adjust too, scars form. Basically the skin stretches so much, it can’t repair itself in the process, and a scar forms. The collagen and fibers in the skin tear as it stretches, which is what leaves a mark that you can see. During pregnancy, you are gaining weight and your body is getting bigger.…

Sometimes that stubborn baby weight won’t budge, even if you are breastfeeding like crazy, working out and trying to eat healthy. With new year’s upon us, I thought I would put together a tutorial on HOW you can get that baby weight to budge this year, without making intense, strict resolutions that won’t last long. These are resolutions per se, but some changes you can work into your life that will really help you budge the baby weight and lose it for good. If you are breastfeeding, I have some SPECIFIC tips for you on diet, and your workout will not affect your supply. I have a specific program for breastfeeding mamas called The Postpartum Cure, which heals your body and nourishes your body for weight loss while breastfeeding. It all comes in an app, and I’ll mention some more details later one! Sometimes eating healthy and exercising doesn’t do…

The new year is upon us, and this means that it is the perfect opportunity to renew your body, renew your health and renew your energy as a new mommy. Imagine that you could take back your body, energy and health this year, even with the craziness of a new baby, lack of sleep or unruly toddlers running your life. I know it doesn’t sound possible, but you can in a few simple and easy steps! The new year is the TIME to make time (just a little each day) for yourself. Welcome to your (Re) New plan for your body, health and energy after babies. Let’s go over exactly what this means. First, you are going to re-focus and re-new your health this year by working through some focus points, goals and guidelines. Before you begin, you need to be ready to accept changes, to accept discomfort (which always…

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