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A Postnatal Workout That Actually Works

As a mommy of three wild boys, I know which postnatal workouts actually work to flatten your tummy and get in shape, and which ones don’t. I’ve had to lose the baby weight three times now, and commit to a postnatal workout three times. I am also a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, so I’ve used my education and experience to put together a postnatal workout that actually works, heals your abs and pelvic floor and helps you lose weight. In this post, I plan to take you through what you need in a postnatal workout, what I do as a postnatal workout, and what I advise you not to do for a postnatal workout. Let’s go over some important components of a postnatal workout: An ab-focused plan to reconnect your mind-muscle connectionPosture exercises to correct posture issues that develop during pregnancyBody weight strength work to build strength back safelyLong, slow…

Lactation Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

This lactation smoothie is amazing for both increasing milk supply as well as helping you lose that baby weight. YES, you can do both! Lactation smoothies are a key component of my program, The Postpartum Cure, and I highly recommend them because they are full of nutrients, which is the trick to keeping your milk supply while losing the baby weight. Many mamas struggle to lose the baby weight while breastfeeding because they fear their milk supply will decrease with their weight. This doesn’t have to happen. Eating the appropriate nutrient-dense foods will help you maintain a healthy milk supply and lose the weight easily. Hundreds of mamas are losing the weight with my app and program, so if you like lactation smoothie recipes with clean and organic protein powder, you’ll love the program! Let’s get to the recipe and ingredients! Lactation Brownie Batter Smoothie For Milk Supply + Weight…

How To Lose Weight After Pregnancy Naturally

Losing weight naturally after pregnancy is possible with the right postpartum diet plan, postpartum workout plan and some supplements to help you combat those pesky cravings that can make losing weight naturally after pregnancy difficult.  To lose weight after pregnancy naturally, there are a few things you need to focus on:  A nutrient-dense diet Daily activity calorie burn like walking + breastfeedingFiber and protein intakeWater consumptionQuick and easy healthy meals Notice that I don’t mention an intense workout plan. In my experience as a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and founder of The Postpartum Cure, mamas need to focus more on nutrition, rather than workouts. After pregnancy, many mamas believe they can’t lose weight naturally because they don’t have time to workout. This isn’t the case at all.  Your diet after pregnancy is what is going to have you losing the weight completely naturally, with out a lot of effort on working…

Milk Dust The Breastfeeding Protein Powder For Weight Loss

Milk Dust is your new best friend for weight loss while breastfeeding. Milk Dust is a protein powder with milk-boosting ingredients that will help you keep your milk supply healthy and strong, with sugar-craving curbing ingredients to help you control the breastfeeding appetite and lose the baby weight. Yes, there is a lactation-boosting protein powder that helps you lose weight too. And, it is full of necessary nutrients to help you heal postpartum, give your body the nutrients it needs and ultimately help you lose that baby weight. Here’s the quick run-down of how the protein powder, Milk Dust can help you lose the baby weight while breastfeeding, then we can dive into more details: Lactation-boosting herb blend for lots of milk Minerals to stop sugar-cravings Blood sugar support with herbs Special vitamins and minerals for postpartum recovery Energy-boosting herbs Folate (L-Methylfolate) for iron and energy support Lots of plant…

Healthy Eggnog Protein Shake

A healthy eggnog protein shake that is perfect to celebrate the holidays, while sticking to your holiday fitness goals. This is so good. Like creamy, yummy, festive and super healthy. You aren’t consuming loads of sugar and fat all all with this protein shake recipe. This recipe is created with WOW MOMS vanilla protein shake. This is one of my top protein powders for breastfeeding mamas, and it is really good. It is the top whey protein powder I suggest if you are breastfeeding. It is a very clean protein powder, made from grass-fed whey, which is very important!! Because this protein powder is so clean, it is a great way for breastfeeding mamas to get enough protein. If you can’t do dairy, this is my favorite plant-based protein powder that blends really well. Because this protein powder is naturally sweet, it helps with sweet cravings, and it fills you…

5 Hidden Reasons You’re Gaining Weight While Breastfeeding

There are hidden reasons why you might be gaining weight while breastfeeding, which is of course dissapointing and very frustrating. Especially when you are eating healthy, exercising and breastfeeding. Then, you see all these women proclaiming their easy-peasy weight loss, and it makes for one giant stress ball. Gaining weight while breastfeeding is more common than you feel, and understanding the hidden reasons behind the weight gain, or lack of weight loss, can really help you feel less-stressed. As a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, and founder of a very popular breastfeeding diet and fitness program, The Postpartum Cure, I have lots of experience helping mamas tweak their diets and mind set to be able to lose weight without losing their milk supply. In desperation, many mamas will skip meals, starve and work out like crazy to combat the weight gain while breastfeeding. This is not good.  I teach in my program…

5 Steps To Drop 10 Lbs While Breastfeeding

Most women have a goal to lose at least 10 pounds while they are breastfeeding their new baby. Some women want to lose more than 10 pounds, depending on how much was gained during pregnancy, but I think 10 lbs is actually a realistic goal for breastfeeding mamas. In my private Facebook page, where mamas are working through my nutrient-dense, breastfeeding-specific diet program, I have an opportunity to help and hear more concerns and struggles breastfeeding mamas are enduing. One of them is dropping that last 10 lbs, or at least dropping 10 lbs. I am very passionate about helping mamas lose weight while breastfeeding because I’ve been able to do it three times now, as a mom of three boys, and I am a certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, so I basically love helping moms with fitness and diet. In my program, which I highly suggest if you need…

The Best Lactation Protein Shake On Earth that Will Pump Up Your Milk Fast

Lactation protein shakes are my secret weapon for postpartum weight loss and milk supply. Keeping up your milk supply as a busy mama can cause lots of anxiety as a new mama, but there are some amazing nutrients and herbs out there that can really help. I created an awesome protein shake recipe that will help you pump up your milk fast because it is full of milk-boosting, lactation-causing, galactogogue ingredients! Scroll to the bottom to see my full, video review of the taste and the lactation bites! I discovered a new lactation protein powder by Majka. This stuff is amazing, and so HEALTHY for you. I am ecstatic that it even exists because it is much more than a protein powder. It offers a full spectrum of nutritional benefits that mamas need to function properly, produce breast milk and thrive as happy, healthy mamas. Basically, it has everything you…

How Much Protein Do You Need While Breastfeeding

Protein while breastfeeding is super important to maintaining a healthy milk supply, maintaining muscle and healing postpartum. Eating protein isn’t always the hard part. It is knowing how much protein to eat while eating. Other questions come in like, “what type of protein is the best?” or “does it have to be organic?” We are fortunate to have a plethora of food options in our country, but sometimes more options can be more complicated. How Much Protein Does a Breastfeeding Woman Need? The first step is to understand how much protein you need while breastfeeding. Protein isn’t directly linked to milk supply, that we know of yet, but it is very important for your body to function properly and thrive. A body full of nutrients is a body that will produce a healthy milk supply, so they go hand-in-hand in my mind. That being said, medical officials say that breastfeeding…

Protein Smoothie Challenge For Breastfeeding Moms To Increase Milk Supply + Lose Weight

Breastfeeding and losing weight is a difficult task for almost every mama. The goal is to keep up your milk supply, while also losing the extra baby weight gained during pregnancy. This is exactly what your body is supposed to do after having a baby: use stored fat to help produce a healthy supply of breast milk. But, with all the processed and yummy treats available today, it is so easy to survive off a less-than-nutritious diet. We fill our plates with foods and dishes that are created for flavor and comfort, rather than nourishment. This is where breastfeeding mamas can have some issues because if your body is in a nutrient-deprived state, it won’t want to let go of fat as easily. You can force it to do so by eating too few calories, so it has to burn fat cells, but you can also make your body feel…