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4 Simple Solutions for Packing Nourishing and Easy Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PublixWinWinSnacks #CollectiveBias Fall and winter sports always bring super fun days, but also very long days for the whole family. Especially if you have multiple children in weekend sports to shuttle from game to game. I’ve found that packing snacks appropriately is really important to keeping everyone (including myself!) happy and enthusiastic. Melt downs can quickly happen if kids are bored, hungry or tired. I try to pack nourishing snacks to keep my little ones from getting hungry, and also to keep them busy. Little snacks keep them occupied, while also keeping them from getting too hungry. I put together some of my best tips for packing snacks and powering up on long sports days. Even if it isn’t a sport day, it could be a zoo day, park day or some other…

5 Steps To Drop 10 Lbs While Breastfeeding

Most women have a goal to lose at least 10 pounds while they are breastfeeding their new baby. Some women want to lose more than 10 pounds, depending on how much was gained during pregnancy, but I think 10 lbs is actually a realistic goal for breastfeeding mamas. In my private Facebook page, where mamas are working through my nutrient-dense, breastfeeding-specific diet program, I have an opportunity to help and hear more concerns and struggles breastfeeding mamas are enduing. One of them is dropping that last 10 lbs, or at least dropping 10 lbs. I am very passionate about helping mamas lose weight while breastfeeding because I’ve been able to do it three times now, as a mom of three boys, and I am a certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, so I basically love helping moms with fitness and diet. In my program, which I highly suggest if you need…

The Nursing Mama Snack List: My Favorite Healthy Snacks for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding snacks are a B.I.G. deal. Nursing mamas need snacks on-hand 24/7, and they need to be healthy to ensure great nutrition for mama and baby. Snacks can help keep you happy and baby happy in more ways than one, and ensure you don’t turn into one hangry milk mama. Let’s go over this amazing list of healthy snacks for breastfeeding mamas, and the first three are my all-time favorites because they are full of nutrients that help your body heal postpartum, promote a healthy milk supply, while also being naturally sweet, for those endless sweet cravings! In my years of helping mamas lose weight while breastfeeding, there was a protein powder missing that was specifically designed for breastfeeding mamas to combat these sugar cravings and fully nourish mamas. I am a firm believer in nutrition for milk supply, so I created Milk Dust. Milk Dust is literally your best friend for lactation…

7 Top Galactagogue Foods for Increasing Milk Supply

Galactagogue foods should be your number one focus to increase your milk supply. Let me tell you, I’ve had three babies, and needed to use galactagogue foods to keep my milk supply healthy. After three kids, I’ve been able to find the foods that are the most powerful for increasing your milk supply, while also helping you lose weight! These galactagogues also provide lots of the essential nutrients postpartum mamas need. I’ve got a complete list of 7 galactagogue 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 galactagogue…

8 Amazing Lactation Snack Ideas For Milk Supply and Weight Loss

As a breastfeeding mama, I am a snacker. I literally could just non-stop snack to my heart’s content if I wanted too. There’s actually not anything wrong with that, if your body likes a constant fuel source. Breastfeeding mama usually crave sugar. There are lots of real reasons behind this, and I think snacking is a great way to tame those sugar cravings. Snacks keep our blood sugar from dropping, which is part of the reason we get sugar cravings. With the expenditure of calories from breastfeeding and working out if you are trying to lose the baby weight, to the long nights, it is a perfect storm for the sugar monster. Here are amazing, high-protein snack ideas to keep you from giving in to the sugar love, and eating a healthy, nutritious diet to keep your milk supply rocking. Diet is key to keeping your milk supply healthy, but…

The Real Reasons You’re Craving Sugar While Breastfeeding and What To Do About It

Breastfeeding has a magical way of injecting some sort of sugar monster into our bodies. It is a beast that doesn’t sleep unless its had some sort of sweet treat every couple of hours. Well, at least that’s the beast inside of me. I have heard many other mamas mention their sweet-tooth intensity while breastfeeding. Its a common side effect we all deal with or give in too. But do we know exactly why this is happening? In order to combat the sweet desires that consume our minds and control our taste buds, we must understand why they are happening. Now, if you Google this problem, most articles are going to tell you a number of vague, over-generalized answers like its just because you’re tired. It is true that being tired causes you to crave all sorts of food-crack, and is an absolute reason for the sugar-fairy to show up,…

The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply

I’m nursing my third baby now. I’ve finally got the hang of losing the baby weight, while keeping a tremendous amount of milk supply on board for the little one. I’ve even had a bout of mastitis from over producing, while still losing all the baby weight in about 2 months.  Your diet is really key to telling your body its okay to let go of fat, while also providing the nutrients to produce the liquid gold your baby needs. If you are looking for a quick way to increase your milk supply, while not consuming extra calories, I highly recommend Fenugreek. I’ve used it a few ways, but the drinkable versions worked best for me. I also found this resource amazing in helping understand breastfeeding, and how to keep up a healthy supply. I am a firm believer in a nutrient-dense, breastfeeding diet, which is why I created my…