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Weight loss right after birth is a big topic here, so I wanted to give an update on my weight loss after baby #4. I hadn’t weighed myself on the day of birth, but I know I was just over 156 lbs. My last appointment I weighed in just over 156 lbs, and I hadn’t been gaining much weight at the end, so I am guessing I was about there or a bit more at the time of delivery. Knowing my body, even though I haven’t weighed myself yet, I have lost about 12 lbs, which is a lot of the extra baby weight I gained. I am almost back into my pre-pregnancy shorts at 10-days postpartum, which is usually how I judge weight loss. I look at inches and clothes fitting, rather than weight because my weight. I’ve lost muscle too, which is typical in recovery during the 6…

Pumpkin spice is one of the best things about fall and winter. I personally love the new Starbucks pumpkin cold brew drink because it is still warm here in Florida. I also have a baby coming in October, so I will be all over the pumpkin spice lactation recipes! Realistically, you can make any recipe a lactation recipe by adding lactation-boosting ingredients. I just add a scoop of Milk Dust to various recipes. Milk Dust bakes well, adds a sweetness, so you can use less sugar or sweetener, and it ads protein! Win win. Here are some more ingredients you can easily add to recipes, to make them lactation recipes: 1 scoop of Milk Dust lactation protein powder 1/4-1/2 cup of oatmeal 1-2 Tbsp flax seeds 1/4 cup mashed and cooked sweet potato 1 tsp brewer’s yeast 1-2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds (great for sprinkling on muffins or in breads!) 1/4…

Safe tips to lose weight while breastfeeding without affecting milk supply – that worked for me! Losing weight while breastfeeding doesn’t have to come with the price of affecting your milk supply, at all!! I know because I’ve lost the baby weight three times now, and never had my milk supply suffer. In fact, I’ve had an over-abundance of breast milk all while losing the baby weight quickly. Let’s be completely honest here, I am not just naturally skinny and drop weight eating cheeseburgers. I work out and eat very healthy. I changed my eating habits long ago when I developed IBS in college, from a super unhealthy eating lifestyle. I finally found relief by eating clean, taking probiotics and digestive enzymes to get back on track. Fast forward 10 years after college, to becoming a mom and my healthy diet played a MAJOR role in helping me lose the…

Many mamas are wondering how to lose weight while breastfeeding because they are worried about losing their milk supply. The stress of trying to diet, not sleeping and care for a newborn forces many new mommies to put their weight loss goals off – until some better time, which often doesn’t come. As a health and fitness professional and nutrition coach, I am passionate about helping breastfeeding mamas lose weight. Weight loss while breastfeeding is entirely possible, and I did it three times. I am actually now pregnant with my fourth baby, so I will be using all these tips ALL OVER AGAIN this fall! I breastfed three babies, and lost the weight mainly becauase of my nutrition. I didn’t really get back into working out regularly until my third was about 9 months old. In between babies, I did the best I could to be active all day and…

Protein powders are safe while breastfeeding, and they can be a big help in maintaining milk supply while losing the baby weight. I put together a list of the top 4 protein powders I’ve found for breastfeeding mamas, which are clean, safe, and full of amazing nutrients that will benefit your breast milk supply, as well as nourish your body and help you lose weight. I personally LOVE a protein shake, and protein shakes made with high-quality protein powders are a major part of my breastfeeding diet plan for postpartum mamas because of all the nutrients you can jam pack into a blender, and drink. Because you can get a lot of nutrients in at once, you are giving your body the building blocks it needs to create breast milk, as well as filling yourself up with fiber and protein. Fiber and protein combined are key to filling satisfied with…

Eating well while breastfeeding isn’t always easy with cravings, hormonal changes, lack of sleep and a new baby. Breastfeeding nutrition can also seem complicated with the fear of losing milk supply. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and creator of a very unique breastfeeding diet plan that is specifically made for breastfeeding mamas to lose weight, I KNOW eating healthy after baby can be hard. Really hard. But, I created this guide to help you understand how to eat well for both you and your new baby. A healthy breastfeeding diet plan nourishes baby and mama at the same time: Eating well and nourishing your body means that your baby is going to be well nourished too. By focusing on your nutrient intake at each and every meal and snack, you can ensure you are giving yourself and your baby the most vitamins, minerals and nutrients possible. Of course, conquering…

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! This cookbook is a fantastic way to get started on that ASAP! 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! …

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…

Postpartum nutrition is really important. And when I say really, I mean it is something that can make or break your healing, energy levels, milk supply and more. I am super passionate about postpartum nutrition because it is the key to keeping both mama and baby healthy after birth. I’ve been slowly working on starting a movement here at The Postpartum Cure, pushing mamas to learn what good, healing nutrition looks like, and why it is important after birth. The medical community is taking notice, and I am so excited to now be working with doctors and OBGYNS to help provide more resources and care after birth. I personally was handed a sheet of simple exercises to do for healing, and offered whatever I wanted to eat from the hospital menu…that was my experience with postpartum care and healing. If you want even more nutrient advice for postpartum healing and…

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…

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