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One of the most popular posts on this blog is how I lost the baby weight by 6 weeks with baby number 3. That was 4 years ago, and I recently gave birth to my fourth baby just two months ago. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to lose the baby weight by 6 weeks again this time around because I gained a little more weight with this pregnancy. It wasn’t a whole lot more, just about 5lbs, but a lot of that was due to being pregnant during a pandemic, and being stuck at home much more than I prefer! When school was cancelled, gyms were cancelled and the weather got super hot here in FL, I just couldn’t be as active as I normally am. With that, I gained around 30 lbs this pregnancy, when I normally gain around 25lbs. I was also very…

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…

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…

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