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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 fat Use a wrap or belt to improve posture and alignment Hold baby correctly, without tucking your butt under Practice ab work daily to strengthen and encourage muscles Those are my four favorite tips for flattening your tummy after pregnancy. Here’s my video…

This is a FREE 10-day reset program (sign up above!) for postpartum mamas to combat postnatal depletion, renew their energy, heal after baby, increase milk supply and lose weight. And if you want to do this together, with other mamas, we are doing challenges over on Instagram, so follow me there to make sure you can do it with us! The next one is FEB 17th for 21 DAYS! Instagram has all the details! By signing up below, you will receive the program via email to download, and I will also send you details on the challenge via email too. Our last winner won $200 and lost 12lbs in 10 days! View this post on Instagram 🎉🎉🎉We have a winner!!! She lost 12lbs in 10 days on the Free 10-day reset. You can find it…

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…

Fitness plans for busy moms that get it done in a short amount of time are key to losing weight this year. You can exercise and eat well as a busy mama with the right, specialized program! As a certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, mom of three boys, and creator of The Postpartum Cure, I know how DIFFICULT fitness and health is for moms. The struggle is real when it comes to just finding any ounce of extra energy to do a squat or two. Add in the extra energy to cook healthier meals or force yourself to eat carrots, and a fitness plan can quickly become your worst enemy. Don’t let your mom fitness plan become your worst enemy! Here is what to look for in a fitness plan for busy moms, as well as the top programs to consider for weight loss this year! First, a mom fitness…

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…

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