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I completed this postpartum recovery plan after my third pregnancy, and completely lost the baby weight by six weeks with no affect to my milk supply. With my first two postpartum recoveries, I wasn’t focused on healing, nourishing and taking time to rebuild my strength. Finally, by third pregnancy I was in better shape, and developed a completely, holistic postpartum recovery plan to fully nourish your body for breastfeeding, regain strength and lose the baby weight.
With my first and second babies, I was able to lose the baby weight fast through nutrition. I kept my milk supply up because I ate a specific, nutrient dense diet. Which I lay out with recipes and a meal plan in the program. I go over all the details on nutrient dense foods. as well as healing foods to help your body recover. One mamas just posted this in our private 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 ”
The diet is the most important part of the whole program. It really makes the difference in how you feel, your milk supply and your overall health. I also go over how to count calories safely while breastfeeding, which you may need to do to help figure out how much to eat. Sometimes just finding the right amount of food can be a game changer in losing the baby weight. I talk a lot about this protein powder, which is a great place to start if you want to take baby steps. Adding in protein shakes with fruit and veggies for a breakfast can be a wonderful step to infusing your body with lots of nutrients. The powder is super safe, organic and clean for breastfeeding mamas.
In addition to nutrition, with my third baby, I had a much faster recovery in terms of muscle repair.
I actually worked on my core with a wrap and held him correctly! I was so embarrassed how terrible my posture had become with my first two babies. I was pushing my head forward and totally sticking my stomach out. Not cute. But I have a detailed video on how to hold your baby properly and stand correctly to fix this!
I also learned what real Kegels were, and how to incorporate them into my fitness plan. I also focused on Pilates and proper ab care to work hard to get rid of the mommy pooch, and address my umbilical hernia. I developed my hernia with my second pregnancy, and I talk more about it in another post. It doesn’t need surgery, and doing careful ab work, as well as standing correctly makes it not very noticeable at all.
I regained my strength and fitness much faster with this program.
I found that I was able to jump back into working out and running going through this program. I was able to build my body back up, after the trauma of birth. I did not do this with my first, and I was so weak and disoriented. Not to mention scar tissue issues and going to postpartum physical therapy. That was a wake up call for me, and I realized that your body doesn’t just bounce back to normal, it actually needs care through nutrition and specialized exercises to fully recovery and let go of the baby weight.
Losing the baby weight is a bi-product of a specialized postpartum recovery plan like this one.
By focusing on nutrition, your body will happily let go of the fat it stored for the purpose of making breast milk. Your body will be so happy it has all the building blocks it needs, and it will feel safe. A lack of nutrients, not just calories, causes your body to want to store fat. Healing foods help repair your cells, so your body can fix what happened at delivery, whether it was a c-section of vaginal. Specialized physical therapy and Pilates moves encourage your muscles to go back to normal. They don’t just do it on their own. They need guidance, and a push from you. Once muscles are stretched, they’d rather stay that way. We have to work harder to get them to come back. I DID NOT KNOW THIS with my first, and wasn’t that great about it with my second. NOW I KNOW!!!
Postpartum workouts need special attention and are more than just burning calories.
The workouts that I have in the program are created specifically to help you maintain your muscle and lose weight. I specifically focus on protecting your core and pelvic floor throughout the workouts. I make you remember to engage them by allowing for active recovery between more difficult cardio moves. This ensures that you don’t forget your abs, core and pelvic floor while working hard to burn calories and get fit!
Recovering postpartum doesn’t happen by itself. Or, it can, but not optimally. I’ve finally learned that after three babies, so I KNOW this program will help you recovery, heal, regain strength and feel your best after bringing your beautiful little one into the world!