This post probably contains affiliate links, to items I am in love with, and I am confident you will too! For any health advice I give on nutrition and wieghtloss, make sure you check with your doctor, as I am not a health professional. I am just a mama with lots of health and fitness knowledge and experience.
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.
If you are struggling to lose the baby weight, I have a little program, where I go over how to lose the baby weight, specifically for breastfeeding mamas. I have meal plans, healing foods, milk-boosting supplements, recipes, shopping lists and a private Facebook group for support. I walk you through healing your core, strengthening your pelvic floor, Pilates and cardio workouts and so much more. If you are looking for a more in-depth plan that goes over healing postpartum, properly nourishing your body for milk supply, a meal plan and recipes and workouts to lose the baby weight, please check out my new program, The Postpartum Cure. So many mamas are having tons of success with just the little bit of help and knowledge! I highly encourage you to check it out now, because I add more content monthly and increase the price as more information, videos and details are added! Here’s what one mama said in an email to me, just a week after using the program (these are her real emojis!),
I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!The information and the eating plan are both fantastic. I was so happy to hear that great waynof calorie counting when nursing! I have gotten my 3 day average and now I’m going to reduce by 100 calories today! Thanks so much!!
I found out about Ora Organics while doing more research on clean protein powders comparable to my previously favorite brand, IdealRaw. I am ALWAYS hunting for nutritional products that are cleaner, higher quality and made from amazing companies. I still love IdealRaw, and I highly suggest is, but the Ora Organics protein powder is my absolute favorite. I waited to try and test it for a few months before proclaiming my love, and it is official. This protein powder is wonderful for both breast milk production and weight loss because of how clean and pure all the ingredients are.
Let’s take a look at what we have as far as ingredients in the Ora Organics Vanilla Protein powder because that is my favorite. I tend to stick to vanilla flavors because I can always add cocoa powder to make it chocolate.
Let’s start with the protein: pea, sprouted rice, organic cranberry and hemp. All of these are great sources of plant protein. Hemp protein will add some great omega-3 fatty acids to your milk, which I talk more about the fat content in breastmilk in this post.
The Superfood and Greens blend is wonderful!! All of these fabulous fruits and veggies that supply all the nutrients necessary for milk supply. Blueberries, broccoli, blackberry, kale, strawberry and TUMERIC!!! So, very, very good for you!! Just Google the benefits of Tumeric and you will find tons of information. Just see my list of foods for breastfeeding success and weight loss for more information on fruits and vegetables that aid with milk production.
I love that this protein powder is sweetened with Organic Stevia, Vanilla Bean and Monk Fruit. All of these are way better than chemicals like Sucralose, and I am actually allergic to Sucralose.
And there’s more: What has really sold me on this protein powder is the complete amino acid profile and the digestive enzymes.
Shakeology is the only other protein powder I’ve tried, love and will suggest that also offers digestive enzymes. Shakeology is one step above in that it also has probiotics and prebiotics, where as Ora Organics has an additional supplement for your good bacterias. Digestive enzymes are ESSENTIAL to good gut health and actually ABSORBING the nutrients you are putting in. Your money is going to waste if your body can’t absorb what you are feeding it.
This protein powder has literally rocked my world. At 21 grams of protein per 120 calories, and only 5 grams of sugar, this is exactly what you need if you are trying to lose the baby weight or stay lean. I talk more about a protein-centered diet for postpartum weight loss, and why that is a great route to go if you want to lose weight. This protein powder is a fantastic tool to do that because it isn’t just protein. It is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamins in addition to digestive enzymes to keep your gut healthy and happy.
Seriously, it’s so easy to whip up a smoothie in your blender. Hopefully you’ve got a good one that can blend everything smooth. Quick and easy ways to get a lot of nutrients in at once is so important as a new mom. The extra protein powder will help your body build muscle back, and the vitamins and nutrients will encourage your body to produce a healthy milk supply for your baby. It’s a win win for everyone. I also have my postpartum fitness routine you can add to your smoothies, which will help you start gaining some muscle back slowly. In the article I link some great workout videos I like and talk about how I workout with a new baby.
I have 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.
Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:
“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!
Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“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! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
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 workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!