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As a mom of three, I’ve learned how to lose the baby weight safely, without compromising my milk supply at all. I’ve been able to maintain my milk supply while healing my core and pelvic floor and ultimately getting back into running again. It has been a long process! I’ve learned so much, which is why I created my specialized program, just for postpartum mamas who want to lose the baby weight, properly nourish their bodies and heal their core and pelvic floor muscles.
Losing the baby weight safely is very important. If first involves nourishing your body properly, because nourishing your body will provide it with the building blocks it needs to create milk, and use fat as a fuel source to do so, which is why we gain a healthy amount of fat during pregnancy. It is such a difficult process, to master eating the right foods, knowing how much to eat, how much to workout and all while adjusting to a new little one. That’s why I created my program.
I walk you through healing your core, strengthening your pelvic floor and so much more. If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that goes over healing postpartum, properly nourishing your body for milk supply, a meal plan and recipes and workouts to lose the baby weight, please check out my new program, The Postpartum Cure. So many mamas are having tons of success with just the little bit of help and knowledge! I highly encourage you to check it out now, because I add more content monthly and increase the price as more information, videos and details are added! Here’s what one mama said in an email to me, just a week after using the program (these are her real emojis!),
I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!The information and the eating plan are both fantastic. I was so happy to hear that great waynof calorie counting when nursing! I have gotten my 3 day average and now I’m going to reduce by 100 calories today! Thanks so much!!I haven’t had a chance to recommend to postpartum moms yet but I will soon!!
Your body wants to let go of fat, but if it feels MALNOURISHED, then it will want to store fat. Super simple.
I really want this to sink in because your body is a wonderful machine, that just needs the correct fuel sources to optimally function. I personally love to supplement my postpartum diet with protein powder, because the safe, organic protein powder I highly suggest also has greens and superfoods, tumeric and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES. Digestive enzymes are so important postpartum because they help you break down the protein and absorb the nutrients you are eating. Adding super yummy, lactation protein shakes to my postpartum diet are my little secret to helping me stay nourished, maintain muscle and lose the baby weight.
Focusing on nutrients, rather than calories is going to help your body maintain a great milk supply. Then, if you go through the program, you can learn how to count calories while breastfeeding, or work on that on your own. If you eat super clean, nutrient-dense foods, you shouldn’t need to count calories.
But, if you’ve been used to eating an overabundance of calories, then there are perfectly safe ways to count calories and manage your intake, so your body can safely use fat for fuel.
From that point, you want to make sure you are doing cardio. Cardio is a fantastic way to slowly build muscle back while burning calories. If you don’t do cardio, you can build muscle underneath the fat. The cardio will help burn that fat off on top of your already existing muscles. Cardio allows you to eat more, while still burning calories. It is also so good for you and revs up your metabolism.
My program has a lot of cardio mixed with Pilates to maintain muscle and protect your core and pelvic floor after birth, which is super important.
By focusing on nutrients through foods that promote milk supply and keep your body functioning optimally, your body can let go of fat safely. This is your number one focus when working on losing the baby weight, and everything else will fall into place.
The protein smoothies are a super helpful way to give your body a boost of nutrients quickly. Here are a super yummy green lactation protein shake that is a great place to start !
If you need help losing the baby weight and keeping up your milk supply, I have a very popular program, The Postpartum Cure, which comes in an app you can download.