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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…

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…

Post-Pregnancy Protein Diet For Healthy Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

A diet high in protein for post-pregnancy weight loss is super effective for breastfeeding moms. If you are breastfeeding, your body requires extra nutrients and protein to help sustain milk production. This is a large topic on my blog because mamas like you are coming back to me time and again for new smoothie recipes, information on choosing protein powders, and which ones are the best for breastfeeding, workouts and more. There are thousands of readers a day coming here for this information, and the one thing I haven’t gone into detail about is why a high-protein diet is perfect for post-pregnancy weight loss. Now, I don’t focus on weight loss as fast as possible. For me, I was able to lose it all by 6 weeks postpartum, but that is because my body was used to shedding the weight. I felt great, and had an over abundance of milk…

5 Tips To Lose Weight After Baby Number 2 Or 3!

I’ve had to lose the baby weight 3 times now, with super close pregnancies. My boys are 2 years and less apart, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to bounce back before getting pregnant again. I’ve finally started running consistently again after taking years off. I’ve also just started really repairing my core and pelvic muscles. Just this month I’ve stopped peeing while running.  There are a lot of factors that go into why losing the baby weight after baby 2, 3 or more is difficult. The weight creeps on, then you become used to it and so does your body. Our bodies adapt with a higher fat percentage. This makes it hard to start using fat as fuel, even while breastfeeding. Our bodies naturally store extra fat and water while pregnant to make breast milk. But, if there is excess fat left over that stays until the…

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…