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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. First Step: Load up on “Negative Calorie” foods  These foods actually have calories, but they are so light in calories that the amount of energy your body spends digesting them is around the same or more as consuming them. And, these foods are super good for you. When detoxing,…

The Ultimate Free Nutrition Plan To Slim Down Fast & Lose The Baby Weight

Let’s be real. Losing weight is so hard because it happens to slowly. There isn’t the immediate gratification of losing a pound in a couple minutes, so it is extremely difficult to stick to a plan. Results are hard to see, and it ultimately comes down to your nutrition plan, followed by your workouts. Finding the right nutrition plan is super important. It can make or break your goals. I have a fabulous, free nutrition plan to help you get rid of the extra weight and start feeling your best. Remember, I am not a doctor or nutritionist, I am just a fitness enthusiast and mama of three boys, who’s lost the baby weight three times now. In this meal plan, we are keeping it as clean as possible with lots of fiber and protein. The key is to feel full. No one likes to feel hungry after they just…

A Home Workout to Turn Up The Heat and Burn Off the Baby Weight

Burning calories is key to losing the baby weight. You want to get your metabolism running and burning as much as possible to shed those extra pounds. I have a go-to home workout that I use to achieve the cardio challenge I love when going on a run, while also strengthening my muscles. The key for me, is to have a workout that I know is challenging every time, I can do anywhere, and I breathe hard. Those are the essentials. This workout has you do the move for a period of time. I do this because you want to try and get more reps in each time you do the workout to ensure you are challenging yourself. This is a tough one. No laying around doing bridges while watching your favorite show. This is a sweat-tastic workout to torch those winter-food calories that are too sneaky. These moves are also…

5 Ways To Eat Healthier On The Go

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishOnTheGo #CollectiveBias As moms, we are always on the go. Even in our own home we are running from dishes to wiping bottoms, to emails and back to dishes again. There’s a rare and sweet opportunity when we sneak off to our favorite hiding place, which lasts about 1 minute before we hear a disaster brewing. Eating healthy is difficult being so busy, so here are: 5 ways to eat healthier on the go: Focus on What You Can Grab: Fill your fridge with healthy items you can grab. These are things like fresh-cut fruit, protein shakes and juices, apples or cheese sticks. I personally love these Odwalla Juices, the Groovin Greens Fruite and Veggie drink because its straight up clean and pure. Drinking vitamins is one of your best choices for…

Super Fast Fuel for Busy Moms to Burn Fat All Day

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC., The Coca-Cola Company, and Conagra Brands all opinions are mine alone. #PowerfullySmart #CollectiveBias Burning fat isn’t just for the gym. You can eat the right fuel sources to burn fat after your meal and in between your workouts. With the proper nutrient combinations, you are giving your body the energy it needs to build muscle, rather than store calories. The problem most of us have is the time to make and prepare the meals we need. I know for myself, I don’t have time to chop up seven different stir fry vegetables. But, there is a solution of faster meal options for us moms that will help us continue achieving our fitness goals, rather than giving up to the bowls of macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets. First, let’s talk about what type of meals burn fat. There’s a popular trend…

The Honest Way To Lose The Belly Pooch After Baby

There’s a lot of misleading information out there on losing your belly pooch after baby. You can find hundreds of articles on the best crunches and ab routines, but that isn’t necessarily going to get rid of the extra pooch hanging around. I’ve had three babies now, and my stomach will never be the same, nor will it ever be super flat. That’s totally okay because there is stretched skin and muscles that we just have to accept. There’s also the reality that the pooch is just still fat cells we haven’t lost yet. Here’s the honest way to really lose that pooch and gain your abs back. This post contains affiliate links.  First, focus on your cardio to burn calories. Most of the pooch is going to be stored fat left over from pregnancy. This is where walking can be one of your best exercises, not crunches. Crunches and…

5 Reasons Losing The Baby Weight Is So Darn Hard

I recently wrote about how I lost the baby weight by the 6 weeks postpartum. I am more than concerned that post makes the process sound easy. It’s not easy. Losing the baby weight is hard. Losing weight in general is hard. Keeping a fitness routine as a mom is hard. A gym is expensive and working out at home with kids is not fun. Staying motivated to lose the baby weight isn’t the hardest challenge we will face as mothers. Managing our homes, keeping our children alive, dealing with the wining, protecting our homes from sheer destruction and attempting to be a decent adult who wears clothes is actually really hard too. As moms we are thrown into a whole new world of hurdles to jump over and it never ends. Let’s jump into why specifically losing the baby weight is so hard. Here’s 5 reasons: You’ve Got…

Tips for Each Trimester to Have a Belly-Only Pregnancy

Gaining only the belly weight and recommended extra weight is near impossible with intense cravings, insomnia, aversions to all things healthy, obsessions with specific flavors and exhaustion. The first trimester is the most difficult for me. I have the all-day nausea that sets in about 11 am. It then gets worse and worse, yet I am plagued with this idea that eating will make me feel better.  It does for the moment I take a bite of bread and cheese, crackers and cheese, nachos, straight cheese. Anything with cheese and salt and carby is what really seems to do the trick for 15 minutes. Then I lay down, only to get back up to go to the kitchen 45 minutes later. This cycle lasts about 15 weeks for me, and I gain way more weigh than I should in the first trimester because I’m like a carb and cheese vacuum.…

How I Lost The Baby Weight By Six Weeks

Six weeks post baby flies by. The nights are long and slow, but before you know it, you are headed in to make sure everything is back how it should be. I was able to lose all of my baby weight by six weeks after all three of my pregnancies, not because I’m special or naturally super skinny in any way. I have to eat healthy and stay active, just like anyone else who wants to stay fit. It takes some effort and changing your lifestyle, but you can do it! Here’s exactly what I do, to lose the baby weight by my six week check up, and I know you can do it too!! Get Walking: Whether you are breastfeeding or not, you need to burn calories. The easiest way to do this is to walk. Depending on how you feel, walk as much as you can. With my…

My Plan To Heal Umbilical Hernia + Diastasis Recti with out Surgery

Three kids in less than 4 years. My oldest was about 3.5 when my youngest was born just 10 months ago. Since my second pregnancy, I had a little bump on the top of my belly button. I didn’t think much of it because my belly button stuck out a bit during pregnancy, so I thought it would take time to go back in. this post contains affiliate links Well, I got pregnant with my third baby, and I didn’t think much of it because my belly button just stuck out again during pregnancy, and I am now 10 months postpartum, still with a bump on my belly button. My husband actually never really noticed it because its subtle, but you can feel it. I finally told him it was there, and he told me it’s a hernia. What?! Off to Google I went for some learning and research. According…