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Protein Power Recipes For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

Protein powder is one of the biggest tools I use for postpartum weight loss, as well as keeping up my milk supply. Lots of mamas worry that when they start losing weight, they will lose your milk supply. But, that’s not true. Your body wants to use the stored calories and nutrients in our fat cells to produce milk, and if you continue to supply your body with great nutrients, your body will have everything it needs to produce lots of milk. I’ve become a pro at breastfeeding, and I am just weaning my third baby now. If you need to increase your milk supply, check out these 5 foods (which also help with weight loss!), and save this post for later. It’s all the tips and tricks my sister and I (she pumped and nursed twins over a year while working part time!!) have learned. Moving into protein powder…

Minty Green Protein Shake For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

This protein shake is so yummy, and full of super powers for milk supply!! I love this as a postpartum drink to give my body all the nutrients it needs to produce lots of milk, as well as help me lose the baby weight fast. (I lost it all by 6 weeks postpartum!). The run down of the shake is pretty simple, and I’ve laid out all the ingredients for you, to make sure you can whip it up quickly. Let’s go over the ingredients first: 13-15 cashews 1 scoop of protein powder (read all about my favorite protein powder, and the one I HIGHLY recommend) Half Avacado 1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice) 2 Cups Spinach 1 TBS Flaxseed 4 Packets Stevia (or sweetener of choice) 1-2 Mint Leaves (depending on how minty you want it) Handful or so of ice cubes I use a Ninja big…

The Best Protein Powder to Lose the Baby Weight And Increase Your Milk Supply

I’ve lost over 25 pounds of baby weight for each pregnancy, and bounced back to my pre-baby weight around six weeks. I have some secrets to doing this, which I wrote about in a free ebook you can grab! I also love a great protein powder and health smoothies. I wrote a post on the best protein powders for breastfeeding moms. I wanted to go over a few options, which with all that research led me to the protein powder I know talk a lot about and love as a tool to increase milk supply and help you lose the baby weight. Get The Six Skinny Secrets to losing the baby weight eBook free! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name I talk about how clean the protein powder is in another post, but basically its very pure, free of artificial sweeteners and organic ingredients. This is…

The Best Apps That Pay You To Be Healthy

This post is inspired actually by a movie I started watching with my boys the other day. I found it on Netflix, and long story short, there was an over-weight boy, who was the friend of the main character, and he was using an app to count his steps and earn swag. Ding, ding, omg I wanted that app! I started fantasizing about all the miles I run, now that I started running again after three babies (see how I did it!). Seriously, there are apps that will pay you on your journey to losing the baby weight or just getting in shape. I went on a hunt around the internet world to find that there really are some apps that will reward you for just being healthy. Can you believe there is a way to get paid to keep your new year’s resolution? Yep, it’s true and here’s a…

What To Look For in A Protein Powder + The Best Ones For Weight Loss

I love a protein powder because they blend so nicely in my smoothies and make them taste so much better. I also have a big sweet tooth, mainly because I am just finishing nursing my third baby, and nursing mamas crave that sugar! I love protein powders so much that I wrote about the best ones for breastfeeding mamas, as well as the cleanest protein powder you can get for new moms. Those are great resources if you are still nursing and looking to lose the baby weight. In this post, I am going to go over what to look for when choosing a protein powder. With so many options out there, it is super difficult to know which ones to choose, so I am going to go over some basics here, as well as mention some brands I love and recommend for weight loss and building muscle. Make sure…

5 Genius Tricks To Start Running Again After Babies

As a mom of three busy, wild rascals, I rarely have an opportunity to workout or just think. I find myself driving the kids around aimlessly when I just want to let my brain relax and they are quiet in the car. Giving your brain freedom to wander is essential for rest and creativity. Running is my favorite way to de-stress and workout at the same time. I believe, and many studies agree, that running is very productive for your brain. For the last 4.5 years, I haven’t been running. I’ve been pregnant and having babies. Nursing and recovering. Now that my baby is 14 months, and the oldest is almost 5, I’ve started running again, and it feels so good. You really can start running again after years of not running. It’s not fun, but so worth it once you get going. After just a few weeks of running…

3 Progressive Methods to Try For Getting Lean in 2018

The health and fitness industry has a lot of trends that change and evolve as we learn more about the human body. The main idea of eating whole foods, limiting sugar and fat, eating many small meals for a fast metabolism and drinking lots of water has held it’s place as the golden rule. Well, here are some methods to transform your health and lose weight, that are not the golden rule. In fact, they go against the grain and push the limits on what we know. If you are looking to lose the baby weight, I’ve got a great, free ebook! Get The Six Skinny Secrets eBook! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Let’s start with the first and the obvious, a Ketogenic diet. This is a full on full-fat diet. As in, bacon, beef, chicken, butter…think of something fatty and that’s probably going to…

5 Shortcuts To Losing Weight You’d Be Silly Not To Take

I’ve gained and lost a lot of weight in the past 5 years because I’ve had three babies. I’ve gained an average of 25 pounds per pregnancy, then lost it all, only to gain it all back by getting pregnant again. I talk a lot about losing the baby weight because it’s something I’ve developed a skill in. Or, I’ve just figured out now. I like to give as much advice on losing the weight, and tips on eating and working out as possible. That being said, there are some shortcuts out there that can really help you accomplish your fitness goals, and you should totally take them. Taking shortcuts to lose weight is a good idea in my opinion because it’s such a hard goal to achieve, and I believe if you can take a few shortcuts, you will stay motivated on your journey. You can start with my…

This One Reason Could Be The Culprit To Your Weight Gain

I go over a lot of tips and tricks to lose the baby weight here on this blog because I’ve been able to gain and lose the baby weight three times. There was a time however, when I gained weight and had trouble feeling healthy. It didn’t matter how healthy I ate, I had a lot of bloating, gas, cravings and more. I tried to self-diagnose by reading lots of nutrition books and changing my diet around endlessly. I talk more about my struggle with IBS in this post.  Long story short, I went to a naturopath who literally changed my world, and looked deeper into my gut issues. These little pills were and are a big part of my healing. What she did for me was heal my gut, leading me to believe that the gut is a HUGE player in the weight loss and health game we all…

5 Ways To Detox Holiday Meals Away

Sweets are my thing around the holidays. Chocolate covered everything, eggnog in my coffee and cans of whipped cream are basically inhaled. Combine that with the big, family meals and I’ve got myself into a new feeling of full. Not just the stuffed feeling, but the groggy, puffy, bloated for days feeling. It’s not fun, but luckily there are some ways you can detox those holiday meals away. When I say detox, I don’t mean fast. Many think of detoxing as not eating, but I think of it as providing nutrients and water, while eliminating unwanted sugars, chemicals and carb overload. Make Sure To Grab The Free Six Skinny Secrets To Losing The Baby Weight eBook! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name First Step: Load up on “Negative Calorie” foods  These foods actually have calories, but they are so light in calories that the amount of…