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5 Proven Tricks To Lose The Baby Weight Without Tanking Your Milk

Breastfeeding and postpartum weight loss are a hot topic for new mamas because balancing milk supply and weight loss can be super tricky. I think it’s safe to say that most mamas would choose a higher milk supply for their babies, rather than losing weight fast, but you really can do both. I’ve gained and lost over 25lbs with each pregnancy, and never had an issue with milk supply because of these 5 things I focused on. First, Fruit: I talk a lot about how fruit helps me in my free ebook, The Six Skinny Secrets To Losing The Baby Weight. I go into more details on how I’ve managed to lose the baby weight and keep it off after three babies now. Part of that is focusing on healthy fruits. Apples, oranges, citrus, berries, grapes…whatever your favorite is really. Snacking on fruit while breastfeeding provides your body with lots…

The Best Protein Powder For Pregnant Mamas and Growing Baby

I’ve been pregnant or nursing for over 5 years now. Every time I am pregnant, I do my best to include a healthy, clean protein powder that benefits both me and my baby. Its so important to get enough protein, yet it is often difficult because protein tastes like garbage. I don’t particularly like meat in general, and when I’m pregnant it is even worse. The only protein I like is cheese, and that’s not the best for achieving a belly-only pregnancy.ย  This is where protein powder comes in!! I talk about this powder for breastfeeding mamas too in another post, because its really great for milk supply as well! Which means that you can keep using it when baby arrives, and it will help with your milk! I have some great, milk boosting smoothie bowl recipes that are so yummy (and pretty!), so save those for later, and let…

How To Get A Trainer, for A Fraction of The Cost (less than $6 a Month!)

I write a lot about losing the baby weight and getting fit on this blog because I’ve gained and lost over 25 lbs three times now. I know how hard it can be to find time to workout, eat healthy when you have massive sugar cravings, or just survive when you have toddlers and babies pulling on you every second. I was able to lose the baby weight by 6 weeks postpartum because it is a habit now. I even wrote a free little book with all my secrets that I would love to give you! Get The Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight eBook Free! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name I have had a very difficult time making the most of any workout I can manage. Whether it was at the gym, when we had a membership, or now while I’m running…

Protein Powder Recipes For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

Protein powder is one of the biggest tools I use for postpartum weight loss, as well as keeping up my milk supply. Lots of mamas worry that when they start losing weight, they will lose your milk supply. But, that’s not true. Your body wants to use the stored calories and nutrients in our fat cells to produce milk, and if you continue to supply your body with great nutrients, your body will have everything it needs to produce lots of milk. I’ve become a pro at breastfeeding, and I am just weaning my third baby now. If you need to increase your milk supply, check out these 5 foods (which also help with weight loss!), and save this post for later. It’s all the tips and tricks my sister and I (she pumped and nursed twins over a year while working part time!!) have learned. Moving into protein powder…

Minty Green Protein Shake For Milk Supply and Postpartum Weight Loss

This protein shake is so yummy, and full of super powers for milk supply!! I love this as a postpartum drink to give my body all the nutrients it needs to produce lots of milk, as well as help me lose the baby weight fast. (I lost it all by 6 weeks postpartum!). The run down of the shake is pretty simple, and I’ve laid out all the ingredients for you, to make sure you can whip it up quickly. Let’s go over the ingredients first: 13-15 cashews 1 scoop of protein powder (read all about my favorite protein powder, and the one I HIGHLY recommend) Half Avacado 1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice) 2 Cups Spinach 1 TBS Flaxseed 4 Packets Stevia (or sweetener of choice) 1-2 Mint Leaves (depending on how minty you want it) Handful or so of ice cubes I use a Ninja big…

The Best Protein Powder to Lose the Baby Weight And Increase Your Milk Supply

I’ve lost over 25 pounds of baby weight for each pregnancy, and bounced back to my pre-baby weight around six weeks. I have some secrets to doing this, which I wrote about in a free ebook you can grab! I also love a great protein powder and health smoothies. I wrote a post on the best protein powders for breastfeeding moms. I wanted to go over a few options, which with all that research led me to the protein powder I know talk a lot about and love as a tool to increase milk supply and help you lose the baby weight. With Code: JOYFUL you get $10 off the Clean Eating Bundle, that includes another $10 gift card!! Get The Six Skinny Secrets to losing the baby weight eBook free! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name I talk about how clean the protein powder is…

The Best Apps That Pay You To Be Healthy

This post is inspired actually by a movie I started watching with my boys the other day. I found it on Netflix, and long story short, there was an over-weight boy, who was the friend of the main character, and he was using an app to count his steps and earn swag. Ding, ding, omg I wanted that app! I started fantasizing about all the miles I run, now that I started running again after three babies (see how I did it!). Seriously, there are apps that will pay you on your journey to losing the baby weight or just getting in shape. I went on a hunt around the internet world to find that there really are some apps that will reward you for just being healthy. Can you believe there is a way to get paid to keep your new year’s resolution? Yep, it’s true and here’s a…

What To Look For in A Protein Powder + The Best Ones For Weight Loss

I love a protein powder because they blend so nicely in my smoothies and make them taste so much better. I also have a big sweet tooth, mainly because I am just finishing nursing my third baby, and nursing mamas crave that sugar! I love protein powders so much that I wrote about the best ones for breastfeeding mamas, as well as the cleanest protein powder you can get for new moms. Those are great resources if you are still nursing and looking to lose the baby weight. In this post, I am going to go over what to look for when choosing a protein powder. With so many options out there, it is super difficult to know which ones to choose, so I am going to go over some basics here, as well as mention some brands I love and recommend for weight loss and building muscle. Make sure…

5 Steps to Meal Plan When You Don’t Know Where To Start

I am not a planner. I’m a go-with-where-the-wind-takes-me type of person. I love to head to the grocery story as I start feeling hungry and get an idea of something I want to eat NOW. Sadly, my personality style does not jive well with the demands of motherhood. I can’t just waltz into the store at any given time. I also have to haul three kids in with me, leaving barely any room in the cart for the actual groceries. I KNOW I need to get better at meal planning, and so this year, I am working on that. I don’t want to walk around in circles at the grocery store with a baby on my hip, a child in the cart and another running through the aisles. I just can’t do it anymore. I need to go as LITTLE AS POSSIBLE with a PLAN! I wasn’t sure where to…

5 Genius Tricks To Start Running Again After Babies

As a mom of three busy, wild rascals, I rarely have an opportunity to workout or just think. I find myself driving the kids around aimlessly when I just want to let my brain relax and they are quiet in the car. Giving your brain freedom to wander is essential for rest and creativity. Running is my favorite way to de-stress and workout at the same time. I believe, and many studies agree, that running is very productive for your brain. For the last 4.5 years, I haven’t been running. I’ve been pregnant and having babies. Nursing and recovering. Now that my baby is 14 months, and the oldest is almost 5, I’ve started running again, and it feels so good. You really can start running again after years of not running. It’s not fun, but so worth it once you get going. After just a few weeks of running…