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3 Mind Tricks to Lose The Baby Weight For Good

I believe that losing the baby weight offers such a significant struggle because our minds and bodies are totally transformed outside of our control during pregnancy. If we could control what happens, things would be a lot different. Our bodies just start ballooning with all this excess water weight, we get exhausted, yet can’t sleep, our feet double in size (why?!!), and all sorts of other shockers. Pregnancy is a grueling experience, terminated with a painfully frightening labor and delivery trauma. Labor and delivery is traumatic for me. I don’t like pain. I don’t like things just happening that I can’t control. Blood, bodily fluids and yelling like an animal in a public place just don’t sit well with me. These experiences take a toll on our mind. Our bodies are a product of our mind. This post contains affiliate links.  Did you catch that? Your body is a product…

Shopping This Summer’s Hottest Fitness Gear and Getting Cash Back with DOSH

Summer is the best motivator to get in shape. The minute you pull on those cut offs and tank tops, you can’t help but want to show some toned skin. The sun is a natural energy booster, so we start getting more active. I was shopping on my DOSH app for some new gear because DOSH offers cash-back when you shop through them! It’s the easiest app to download and use. You check out the current deals, then go to the brand’s site from the app and shop like normal. DOSH puts cash into your wallet once you’ve purchased through the site. Super simple. There aren’t any fees, and you can transfer the DOSH cash to your bank account, or use the DOSH wallet as a savings account for future splurges. Let’s get to some hot fitness gear to keep use motivated this summer. Saucony Cash-Back Deals: Take a look…

What You Need To Know About Losing The Baby Weight After Nursing

Having the ability to breastfeed your baby is a blessing. It’s not all peaches and cream for everyone. Some of us lose the weight quickly while breastfeeding, then it slowly creeps back when our little one isn’t sucking up all those calories anymore. Others of us slowly lose the weight, but don’t get to where we want to be by the time we’re done nursing. this post contains affiliate links Breastfeeding burns calories. That’s a fact. It’s easy to get used to eating a lot while breastfeeding, then have a bit of a reality check when our little one is an independent eater, and we are still gorging ourselves to “keep up the milk supply.” Habits are hard to break. Whether you’re done nursing and you still have pounds left to go, or you are noticing some extra fluff after you’ve stopped breastfeeding, here are some things you need to…

The Best Healthy Booby Treats For Milky Mamas

I’ve made a list of yummy sweet treats that will increase your milk supply and support you in the journey of breastfeeding. Whether you just had your baby, or you’re an old pro like me, it’s essential to take care of your body and give your milk-makers what they need. Breastfeeding can be hard. It can be annoying, inconvenient, and sometimes the amount of milk you have is less than you need. Here are some fabulous treats that will help you boost your milk supply that are healthy, satisfying and sweet! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Mix by Mommy Knows Best: I love this mix because I can whip up a batch of cookies in no time, and I can bake them for a softer version. I really like barely cooked, almost raw cookies. Basically cookie dough. I have no guilt in eating the dough. (PS, have you seen the…

The Cleanest Protein Powder For You and Your Baby

I am so excited to write this post because I’ve officially chosen my favorite protein powder, specifically for helping to lose the baby weight while breastfeeding. I wrote about the protein powders I recommend for weight loss while breastfeeding, and this powder, the IdealFit was on the list. I had originally put in on the list, mentioning that their regular brand had Sucralose, so it may be fine for others, but I can’t digest Sucralose. *this post contains affiliate links Now, IdealFit has a Raw brand, with NO SUCRALOSE, and it’s much more natural!! I am so excited, and I love it! Here’s what the website says about how this brand is sweetened: “IdealRaw is sweetened with organic stevia and contains nothing artificial. Whether you have a sensitivity to artificial sweeteners or simply just want to avoid them, you can rest assured that IdealRaw is the best in clean nutrition.”…

The Real Reasons You’re Craving Sugar While Breastfeeding and What To Do About It

this post contains affiliate links Breastfeeding has a magical way of injecting some sort of sugar monster into our bodies. It is a beast that doesn’t sleep unless its had some sort of sweet treat every couple of hours. Well, at least that’s the beast inside of me. I have heard many other mamas mention their sweet-tooth intensity while breastfeeding. Its a common side effect we all deal with or give in too. But do we know exactly why this is happening? In order to combat the sweet desires that consume our minds and control our taste buds, we must understand why they are happening. Now, if you Google this problem, most articles are going to tell you a number of vague, over-generalized answers like its just because you’re tired. It is true that being tired causes you to crave all sorts of food-crack, and is an absolute reason for…

5 Workouts To Get Your Booty Back After Baby

So here’s the reality of losing the baby weight. Once you do, you also lose your booty! Unless your keeping up with your workouts, which we all know is super difficult with kids, you most likely are starting to see a pancake butt, rather than what you used to have. You know, its just not quite as lifted. But, we can work to fix it! Here are the top 5 exercises I’ve found to really help build your booty back up like it was before those little rascals came along. This post contains affiliate links.  Exercise 1: Weighted Hip Thrust. I really like this one because you can do it with a toddler sitting on your hips as your weight. If you don’t want to attempt that, you can place a dumbell or barbell over your hips to add weight. How to do it: Start by lying on your back,…

The 4 Ultimate Foods For Your Breastfeeding Diet

I can tell you that breastfeeding is a lot of work. I’m breastfeeding my third baby now, and its another job in itself. Finding the right foods to eat is so difficult when you are exhausted and craving all the cake. I seriously can eat and eat chocolate candy when I am breastfeeding. When I am pregnant, all I want are nachos. Breastfeeding is pure sugar. Interesting how that happens. Related: The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply Here, I’m going over the ultimate foods for your breastfeeding diet. These foods are full of nutrients for you and your baby. You want to pack them in to ensure you both have a lot of vitamins. Trailmix: Now, this doesn’t mean just any candy-filled trail mix. The one I like is called, Raw Superfoods Trailmix. Its full of super healthy nuts, which are…

Delicious Protein Powders Perfect For Breastfeeding Moms

As spring starts sprouting pretty flowers, and the sun begins waking us up from our winter hibernation, I can’t help but crave smoothies! Smoothies are such a great way to take in a lot nutrients, which if you are breastfeeding, you need! Smoothies also fill us up with good calories, which is a great tool for losing the baby weight. I have a post, The 5 Foods To Help You Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply. It features a great smoothie recipe there. Here, I want to go over some of the best protein powders for nursing moms, and why the are so great. This post contains affiliate links. My disclosure is on the sidebar 🙂 Also read: Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight Let me also just tell you that when  I think of a smoothie, it’s more of a snack for me.…

Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight

I bought a shirt this time around, for my third baby, with a mermaid on it and text saying, “milky maids.” There’s a photo way back in my Instagram if you want to see it. Being milky, isn’t always fun, but it is so important to your baby. I’m still nursing my third baby boy now, and I am so thankful for the tools and tricks I’ve learned to keep my milk supply up. I’ve dealt with very difficult, stressful times, all while nursing a baby, and I never once let my milk supply suffer. this post contains affiliate links Pin now to read later! There are reasons your milk can decrease. You may not be eating enough of the right nutrition, you may be just too stressed and tired, your hormones can be out of balance…there are a lot of factors. Sometimes, you just need more milk than you…