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The 5 Tastiest Vegan Protein Powders That Are Actually Creamy Not Gritty

I love a plant-based protein powder, but I don’t love the taste of dirt. Some of the vegan protein powders out there literally taste like they have dirt in them. I have done my research and testing to find the best vegan protein powders that don’t taste planty or dirty. These ones are actually creamy in texture and flavor, they blend well, and I love them. The first one is my top choice, and they go down from there. I talk all about how I use protein shakes to lose my baby weight, and if you choose a good protein powder, you can really aid your body in letting go of fat! Ora Organic:  This protein powder is my absolute favorite vegan protein powder. I was a big fan of the IdealRaw for quite some time, until I stumbled upon this powder, and I found that is offers more protein…

3 Lean + Clean Protein Shakes for Postpartum Weight Loss

Protein shakes are such a great way to really buckle down and get lean for summer just around the corner. I love a good protein shake, and I talk a lot about how they are my secret weapon to losing the baby weight. It isn’t just about the protein, but about the nutrients it helps me consume with a busy schedule. I have my three favorite protein shakes that are super easy to make, with the BEST protein powder ever. I am telling you this is the best tasting, most nutritious and clean protein powder I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all! Ideal Raw, Shakeology, Vega, Ideal Fit…and lots of other brands I’ve found on sale at grocery stores. Let’s get into the yummy protein shakes that are clean, lean and so great for losing that last bit of weight before summer. If you aren’t sure how to use protein…

How To Lose The Baby Weight With Protein Shakes+ My Favorite Protein

Now that I’ve lost over 25lbs of baby weight three times now, I have some great tips, like protein shakes to help other mamas lose the extra baby weight. Protein shakes are a wonderful way not only to ensure protein, but also to get enough nutrition! For me, we are such a busy family, I don’t always get a chance to cook as much as I’d like. I can handle cooking dinner, but preparing other healthy meals is unrealistic, so protein shakes really help me. Protein shakes, if you choose the  right kind, offer protein and a range of other nutritional benefits that will curb sugar cravings, give your body nutrients and vitamins it needs, in addition to being quick and easy. I go over why protein is essential for weight loss more in detail in this post.  Basically, protein supplies your muscles, cells, skin, hair and other organs with…

5 Clever, Non-Tech Ways To Keep Toddlers Busy In The Jogger Stroller

This post is sponsored by Baby Trend, a company I love and have loved for many years.  #BabyTrendFamily I’ve gotten back to my running in the past few months now that I have one child in a small Pre-K class for a few hours. Boy does it feel good now, even though it was miserable at first. I talk all about how to start running again after having babies. Make sure to Pin that one for later. One of the problems I ran into while starting to run was keeping my babies entertained. A 3-year-old and one-year-old don’t like to sit still for very long. This leads to whining and crying, which completely ruins my focus. In order to be able to run more than 10 minutes, I had to come up with some clever ways to keep my children entertained. We don’t have ipads for our kids, and I am…

My Home Gym + Play Space On A Budget

I turned  a spare/storage bedroom into a home gym and play space a couple weeks ago. I also have a built-in desk corner for working, so it really is a happy place that is just mine. I still need to get rid of some extra furniture and things from that we are storing for no reason really, but that’s what spring is about right? I was able to get some super affordable gym floors off Amazon, paint quick and clear it out in just a couple days. I want the space super open, so we can roll around, jump around and ultimately get lots of activity in. The super hot summer is coming here, so playing inside will be more of a norm for just a few months. The mirrors were light-weight mirrors I grabbed at Walmart for about $5 a piece. I used the Command strips to hold the…

How To Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles For a Fast Postpartum Recovery

Many of us read that kegels are essential for tightening our pelvic floor muscles for a speedy recovery postpartum, but there is so much more to the story than a few kegels. Our pevlic floor muscles are a whole group of muscles that are connected to our diaphragm. Many factors in addition to pregnancy and delivery go into weakening the pelvic floor muscles, which means we need to do a lot more than kegels to fix our pelvic floor. I’ve finally decided to focus on my pelvic floor muscles, three babies late, but better than never. Incontinence while running is not fun as a runner. I’ve never been able to do jumping jacks or sneeze without a bit of an accident, but since I’ve made myself really focus on my pelvic floor strength, things are much better. The good news is you don’t have to suffer embarrassing moments, the bad…

The 6 Safest Protein Shakes for Breastfeeding Mamas That Help Lose The Baby Weight

Protein shakes are my secret weapon for postpartum weight loss. The key to postpartum weight loss is really nourishing your body properly, more than how many calories you are eating. If you give your body amazing nutrients, your body will let go of fat, produce lots of breast milk and ultimately function properly. It is a natural process to use stored fat to create breast milk, and if your body is properly fed, it will do what it is designed to do! So many protein powders are way more than protein powders. They are nutritional supplements full of gold. These powders are so full of micro and macronutrients, super greens, super fruits, good bacteria, digestive enzymes and more, it is a no-brainer to add them to your diet postpartum. I talk all about the power of protein for your postpartum diet in this post. Please remember that I am not…

7 Top Foods for Losing The Baby Weight and Maintaining Milk Supply

Food should be your number one focus to lose the baby weight and maintain milk supply. Let me tell you, I’ve had to do it three times now. After three kids, I’ve been able to find the foods that are the most powerful for burning fat, but also providing the nutrients necessary for breastfeeding. I’ve got a complete list of 7 foods, so hopefully you will be able to choose some you can eat daily, and not get tired of to encourage your postpartum weight loss, without having you worry about your supply! If you are struggling with milk supply while trying to lose weight, check out this post on the best milk boosters, or how my sister and I increase our milk super fast!  Let’s get to the list of foods for losing the baby weight while maintaining milk supply: Fenugreek Seeds: I know this doesn’t actually sound like…

Shakeology For Breastfeeding Moms and Postpartum Weight Loss

Let’s take a look at Shakeology, minus all the Beach Body stuff for breastfeeding moms working hard to stay healthy and lose the baby weight. I’m sure you’ve wondered if it is a good choice, but been afraid to ask because sometimes one tiny question leads to a spew of salesy answers. I did my research because I am passionate about finding the top, cleanest, most nutrient dense products for breastfeeding moms. Nutrients are the key to a healthy supply and weight loss. Your body NEEDS nutrients, and it won’t let go of fat easily if it thinks nutrients are scarce. You can encourage your body to function well and let go of fat by providing a lot of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and good bacteria. Focusing on those things rather than calories goes a long way. I did end up signing up to be a “coach,” but that was so…

Nutritional Supplements That Change The Game For Breastfeeding and Postpartum Weight Loss

Nutritional supplements can really be a game-changer for breastfeeding mamas trying to lose the baby weight. It is hard to eat enough to keep your supply happy, while still lose weight. Constant sugar cravings don’t help either! Nutrition is one of the building blocks for healthy and sustainable milk supply, so I’ve put together a very special lists of nutritional supplements that are amazing for milk supply. I have a very popular post on protein powders for breastfeeding mamas, which is a great read if you are struggling to get protein in your life. The key to losing weight while breastfeeding is to consume lots of nutrients. Your body wants nutrients to build and produce milk. Here’s where you can help your body get the nutrients it needs! Plant-Based Omega-3: It’s been proven that the fat you eat enters your breast milk. I wrote a detailed post on how…