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Many mamas are asking themselves, “why can’t I lose weight while breastfeeding?” Struggling to lose weight while breastfeeding is very frustrating and confusing. The concept of burning more calories while breastfeeding doesn’t seem to apply at all. Luckily, as a certified nutrition coach and pre/post natal fitness specialist, I’ve got some answeres for you, that may help you move forward in your weight loss, and start understanding why you aren’t losing weight while breastfeeding. Now, before we get into all the reasons, I want to make sure that you understand that I am assuming there are no underlying hormonal or thyroid issues going on. Autoimmune issues, genetic factors and other medications can also play a role, so if you have any of those things going on, there are going to be more factors involved in your weight loss. If you are taking medications, make sure to see if a side…

The Keto diet is really popular right now, and many mamas have had a lot of success with it, until they start breastfeeding. Doing the Keto diet while breastfeeding is safe and possible if you follow it correctly. With changes in hormones and nutritional needs while breastfeeding, there are some modifications you need to make to your Keto diet, to ensure you can keep up your milk supply and lose weight. If you make the proper changes to your Keto diet while breastfeeding, you can almost effortlessly lose the baby weight while breastfeeding, and experience no issues with your milk supply!  I personally don’t follow the keto diet completely. I believe in fruits, veggies, proteins and fats for myself, with a wide range of variability on higher-sugar carbs like fruit. The reason this works for me is because I am a runner. As a runner, I burn more carbs, so…

Most new mommies are very eager to lose weight fast once baby arrives, but are worried that if they drop calories or weight too quickly, they will also lose their milk supply. I’ve lost the baby weight fairly quickly with each pregnancy, without losing my milk supply at all because of one major point: my nutrition. I can tell you with out a doubt your nutrition and food sources is the fastest way to lose weight while breastfeeding.  If you don’t want to read through the in-depth information on losing weight quickly while breastfeeding, and just need to get started, I highly recommend my FREE 10-Day Reset Ebook, or grabbing my program. I specifically designed my program around all of these key points! What does a good breastfeeding diet look like? Here are some points I am going to go over, because I want you to really understand exactly how…

Boob food bowls are amazing, superfood bowls of yumminess you can make in one bowl, with awesome ingredients to boost your milk supply. These include smoothie bowls, overnight oatmeal bows, quinoa bowls and more. I am a huge advocate in nutrition for milk supply. That is what my whole program is based on – eating nutrient-dense foods that will keep your milk supply up, help you lose weight and keep you and baby nourished. Can’t go wrong with that right? And guess what? Eating nutrient-dense foods doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. I have a round up of some AWESOME recipes that you can try to help you boost your milk supply, nourish your body and keep the nutrients flowing to baby. This is really important to your energy levels and healing as well. Boob Food Bowls For Increased Milk Supply and Nutrient-Density: Smoothie Boobie Bowls: I am starting…

I lost all the extra weight by 6 weeks postpartum after my third pregnancy, without a whole lot of effort or dieting because I’ve finally got the weight loss while breastfeeding thing down. I know breastfeeding a new baby is a really difficult time to lose weight, but it is also a really important time to truly eat the best diet you can. Breastfeeding and postpartum healing require extra nutrients, both for mama and baby, so cleaning up your diet, and eating better is actually really important! Changing my mindset was key to my postpartum weight loss by 6 weeks for the third time around. I wasn’t thinking of my clean eating as a diet, but as nourishment for my body and baby. Making this change, will make my list of tips seem completely achievable for you too! How much weight can you actually lose by 6 weeks postprtum? As…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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