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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…

5 Ways To Simplify Your Laundry Situation

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #allfreeclearclean #CollectiveBias My laundry situation can quickly get way out of hand. Our dryer recently decided to have electric problems, which forced me to really think about how I was organizing and managing my laundry situation. It wasn’t great. So, I decided to focus on ways I could simplify all the laundry for three, wild and dirty little boys, plus myself and husband. I have to admit, my own laundry is a lot because I run almost every day, which means I’ve got some smelly clothes to deal with every day. I came up with these 5 steps, which really help me keep things simple, and less intimidating. The laundry pile used to intimidate me, and I would shove the clothes back in the washer, rather than put them away. Here’s what I…

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…

Man-Approved Gluten Free Sandwhich (they’ll never know it’s gluten free!)

This post is sponsored by Udi’s Gluten Free. All comments and opinions are my own.  I’m so excited to share this recipe because I myself, am gluten free most of the time. My husband, on the other hand, runs away from anything even insinuating organic or gluten free. BUT, this recipe, this sandwich, is so good, he has no clue I make it on my gluten free bread! He loves this recipe, and he will eat it multiple days in a row.  Gluten free is a lifestyle I’ve had for years now, which started when I developed some gut issues, which I’ve talked about a few times now on the blog. It took some diet changes, as well as seeing a naturopath for the right enzymes and supplements to really get better. Back to the sandwich. I make a few and leave them made, wrapped in foil in the fridge…

5 Quick Steps for Cleaner Living For the Whole Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Purina. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatFuelsRight #CollectiveBias Spring cleaning is just around the corner, and I’ve been attempting to either buy or make more natural products to use. My nose has even adjusted to chemical smells. where I like the “clean” smell. After doing some research, and making one trip to the store, I was able to make 5 simple changes in our lives, that bring cleaner living to all of us, even our new puppy, Theodore. With three kiddos, it’s easy to leave him out, but the most important way I can keep him living a cleaner, more natural life is by the food I offer him. What goes in your body is so important, both for humans and dogs! I talk a lot about nutrition and eating healthy here, and it is just as important for your…