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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…

The 5 Magic Foods To Stop Sugar Cravings While Breastfeeding

Sugar cravings can come on so fast while breastfeeding, and before you know it, you’ve eaten 12 pieces of licorice and 5 packs of your toddler’s gummies (please tell me someone else does this too!). There are many reasons we breastfeeding mamas crave sugar. I wrote a whole post on it that I encourage you to read and save. It is super important to understand how mineral deficiencies, sleep deprivation and lack of protein play a role. If you are struggling getting enough protein, here are 5 quick ways to get some in, or I HIGHLY, highly recommend this protein powder to make yourself some nutritious shakes that are fast and easy. Read this post for all the ingredient information and how it increases milk supply.  Back to the foods list. These are foods that can really help (and help me!) with sugar cravings. They are healthy, so you can…

8 Amazing Lactation Snack Ideas For Milk Supply and Weight Loss

As a breastfeeding mama, I am a snacker. I literally could just non-stop snack to my heart’s content if I wanted too. There’s actually not anything wrong with that, if your body likes a constant fuel source. Breastfeeding mama usually crave sugar. There are lots of real reasons behind this, and I think snacking is a great way to tame those sugar cravings. Snacks keep our blood sugar from dropping, which is part of the reason we get sugar cravings. With the expenditure of calories from breastfeeding and working out if you are trying to lose the baby weight, to the long nights, it is a perfect storm for the sugar monster. Here are amazing, high-protein snack ideas to keep you from giving in to the sugar love, and eating a healthy, nutritious diet to keep your milk supply rocking. Low-Sugar Trail Mix: Trail mix is so easy to make…

The 6 Best Low Carb Foods To Boost Milk Supply and Shrink Your Baby Belly

Protein is so important for your milk supply and losing the baby weight. It literally will keep your muscle, feed your organs and tissues, give your body power to produce nutrient-dense milks (read this for information on fat content in milk), and ultimately keep your body full. Here are some amazing, protein-rich and low-carb foods that will keep your supply up, while you are losing the baby weight. If you are struggling with milk supply, and desperately want to lose the baby weight, check out these amazing milk-boosters to help you! Salmon: Isn’t this on every amazing food list? I feel like it is, but it is especially wonderful for breastfeeding mamas! Here’s why, it is full of DHA, which is so very important for baby’s brain. The fats that we eat actually do enter the breast milk, so it is important we eat foods with the right fats and…

6 Lactation Smoothie Ingredients That Work

Lactation smoothies are my FAVORITE thing ever!! I talk way too much about this awesome, super clean protein powder that is perfect for nursing mamas because it actually promotes milk supply, and it is a huge staple in my breastfeeding diet, and how I am able to run miles and workout, without losing my supply. You can make so many wonderful lactation smoothies if you have the right essentials. I’m going over them here, so you’ll be prepared to smoothie your mornings away. Protein Powder:  I will go over why I love this protein powder, and you can read why protein is essential for postpartum weight loss and milk supply. What a protein powder does for a smoothie, is it creates a better texture, and it adds nutrients you can’t find in fruits and vegetables, so you get a more complete, nutrient dense food. The idea to keeping up milk…

5 Steps to Increase the Fat and Nutrients in Your Breast Milk

Breastfeeding has been a part of my life for years now. I’ve researched everything on keeping milk supply high, full of fat and nutrient dense. I am still breastfeeding my toddler, which I will write on soon because I didn’t breastfeed my other two boys into toddler hood. Improving the quality of your breast milk is just as important as your supply, which is sometimes overlooked because new moms are more concerned about the amount they are pumping or feeding. What took me some time to learn was the fat content in breast milk. I wrote a post on the keto diet and breastfeeding to help guide mamas interested in losing the baby weight with the keto diet, and in that post you can read more about the fat content. Before you work on increasing the fat content and nutrients in your milk supply, you want to have a base…

6 Things You Have To Grab in Your Last Trimester To Make Breastfeeding a Breeze

Breastfeeding was a huge priority for me with my first baby, and I was fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed successfully, with a healthy supply, all my babies. I am still breastfeeding my 16-month-old, more because it’s easier than necessity. I even started working on my milk supply in my last few weeks of pregnancy. There were just a few items I really suggest to help you with your milk supply and breastfeeding, that you should have ready to go. If you are totally clueless on breastfeeding, like you have no idea about let down, when your milk is richest, how to help your baby latch and more, I totally recommend this little ebook. Literally a very affordable resource with massive amounts of knowledge!! My friends over at Mom Smart Not Hard created it, and I read through it to make sure it has lots of detailed information. Totally…

8 Amazing Protein Powder Recipes For Milk Supply and Losing The Baby Weight

As a breastfeeding mama, who’s gained and lost the baby weight (over 25lbs) three times now, I can vouch for the importance of protein to help you lose the weight, but also keep your milk supply up. I actually have a hard time eating a lot of protein. I just prefer carbs, and I don’t like meat much. Now, carbs get a bad rap these days with the Keto diet craze. I think if that works best for you, do it, but if you love carbs like I do, you can totally achieve your goals by eating carbs. The thing is, our bodies are designed to either use carbs (first choice) or fat (second choice) as fuel. I’ll go into more detail on this in another post, but no matter how you are eating, protein is necessary. If you are like me, you need some quick, tasty protein. That’s where…

The 5 Best Milk Supply Boosters for Richer Milk

Breast milk production is so important because as a breastfeeding mama, that’s how your baby is surviving! We worry about the amount they are getting, the nutrients we are providing, and if we are producing enough to keep them full and happy. With my first baby, I researched everything on milk production, and I even started working on my milk supply before my baby arrived. I found so much information, as well as some products that actually work really well, I decided to write the ultimate guide to milk boosters. The one I wish I could’ve read when I was 9 months pregnant and obsessing about breastfeeding. These milk supply helpers are great for encouraging a rich milk because they offer your body a lot of nutrients. I am going to go over teas, cookies, protein powders, herbs and supplements to hopefully help you choose the best milk boosting helper…