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I am so excited to write this post because I’ve officially chosen my favorite protein powder, specifically for helping to lose the baby weight while breastfeeding. I wrote about the protein powders I recommend for weight loss while breastfeeding, and this powder, Ora Organics, took me some hunting and testing. I still stand by my IdealRaw, which I love, but in my research to find cleaner, more nutritious products, I came across the Ora Organics plant-based protein. I fell in love with their products and the company.
Now, Ora Organics is not sweetened with SUCRALOSE! Many protein powders are sweetened with chemicals like Surcalose, which I actually can’t digest. I am allergic to it. It is so exciting when I find a protein powder that is light-weight, meaning it doesn’t have a lot of sugar and calories, full of protein, and also full of nutrients for my body that is essential for successful breastfeeding. I really believe in this product, and here is a video where I explain more details about the powder:
Here’s what their website says about the product:
Introducing the rich vanilla flavor of our hit organic and vegan superfood protein, So Lean & So Clean!
Packed with 21g of protein per serving, a complete amino acid profile and two servings of organic greens in every shake, adding crucial macro & micronutrients for proper cognitive and muscle function.
It’s also easier to digest than other plant proteins because it has a full spectrum of digestive enzymes to support digestion and bioavailability of nutrients.
What does this protein powder do for you?
Protein supports normal bodily function, muscle recovery and growth.* Adequate protein intake allows our bodies to put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, as well as generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing.
This product also contains the digestive enzymes amylase, protease, cellulase, lactase and lipase, a full spectrum of digestive enzymes to aid in digestion and breakdown food into nutrients our bodies can absorb.
Here’s why it is so clean: dairy-free // gluten-free // non-gmo // organic // soy-free // vegan
Basically, it’s free of chemicals and you can pronounce/know what all the ingredients are. Here are the ingredients for you:
Some important ingredients for breastfeeding mamas are the protein blend with hemp, which will add omega-3s to your breastmilk and the Superfood and Greens Blend that infuses your body with amazing nutrients from foods like broccoli, blueberry, kale, apple, blackberry, pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry and TUMERIC! I am so happy this is an ingredient because it is so very, very good for you!!
These are FULL of vitamins and minerals that you need when you are both working out and breastfeeding. It is super important to consume as many, natural vitamins and antioxidants as possible because you are supporting yourself and another baby. And, you don’t have to worry about any additional chemicals you might be passing off to your baby, because there aren’t any! I recently wrote a post that goes into more detail on how these ingredients actually promote a healthy milk supply as well. Its a great tool for losing the baby weight, and not your milk.
They also allow you to return the protein powder if you try it, and it doesn’t sit well with you or your baby!
The taste is so good! I’ve had a few different plant-based protein powders, and this one is by far the creamiest. I can take some grittiness knowing that I am drinking something very good for myself and my baby, but there isn’t much with this powder. And, if you don’t like it, you can send it back!
I’ve had a lot of success with this powder, and I have tried a bunch! If you aren’t sure, or aren’t too concerned about the product being the cleanest while nursing, you might like my post, Delicious Protein Powders Perfect For Breastfeeding Moms where I go over a few different protein powder options, and some are more affordable. I personally think that investing in a quality product to help you lose the baby weight and offer a tremendous amount of healthy milk to your baby is so worth it!
And this powder will help with your supply, as well as cut down on cravings for sugar. There are a lot of reasons you may be craving sugar, and I think most of them stem from specific deficiencies I talk about here. The Real Reasons You’re Craving Sugar While Breastfeeding and What To Do About It.
In addition to the protein powder, there are some great foods you can add to your diet to help you lose the baby weight and keep up your milk supply. I wrote two posts that will help you find some foods you like!
And here are some workouts and more tips to help you on your journey! If you want to read my free eBook, check that out here. I wrote down my six secrets to losing the baby weight, which I believe have helped me lose the baby weight three times now!
I will be launching a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength.I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a fitness and nutrition program to get your body back. This amps up your fitness routine into HIIT workouts, strength workouts and cardio to help you melt off those last pounds. I also walk you through proper food intake to encourage a healthy milk supply, while still burning extra fat as fuel. There is a very fine line to do this, but don’t worry, I’ve done it three times!!
I’m working on my edits to launch this program as soon as possible. I want it to be affordable, so all moms can heal there bodies and skip all the trouble I experienced. I didn’t realize, even with all my knowledge and training, how non-negotiable healing your postpartum body is before working on losing the weight.
Please sign up, so I can let you know as soon as the The Postpartum Cure is launched and ready!
So many mamas are having such success with the program, and let me share what they’ve said:
“I’m on the 14 day clean eating part and already feel a change. I love that your program caters to nursing moms. These recipes are boosting my milk supply! Thanks again and can’t wait to use the new app!”
“As far as counting calories, yes that was so helpful!… it was an eye opener…But your concept of reducing ever so slightly and monitoring milk supply was so helpful! I have lost 6lbs-yay!- and have 12 more to go! I am encouraged for sure because it is usually not until I’m done nursing that I’m able to lose weight. So I’m all in for hopefully the rest of my life-on clean eating like this and exercise! Thanks so much for your help!!”
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help!”
“The few changes I’ve made to diet per your instructions is already helping lower my sweet cravings. I’m sure I’ll notice an even bigger difference when I get stricter. This week has been great as I feel better, have already lost 2#, and haven’t seen a drop in milk supply which was my biggest concern. I look forward to starting the workouts tonight!”
“The baby steps have been super helpful including writing down everything I ate…Another 5 days would be amazing, I was thinking yesterday what am I going to do after the 5 days are finished. You have been incredibly helpful!! I am so appreciative!!!”
My program focuses on specialized nutrition for breastfeeding moms, recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, a new Ab Rehab + Pelvic Floor Restore program, and a new section on going back to work after baby coming soon!
The price is increasing once my certification as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the iOS app is out! Make sure to grab it now, while it is super affordable!