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Diastasis Recti Part 3 – Diastasis Recti Postpartum

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By Claire Martin-Royle (Personal Trainer, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and BeyondFit Trainer) Today we will discuss Diastasis Recti exercises (DR) postpartum. Check out Diastasis Recti Part 1 for more information on what DR is and how and when to test for it, Diastasis Recti Part 2 for how to limit diastasis recti during pregnancy and now our best DR postpartum t ...[Read More]

Diastasis Recti Part 2: How to Limit Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

Diastasis Recti Part 2:  How to Limit Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

By Claire Martin-Royle (Personal Trainer, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and BeyondFit Trainer) In today’s blog we will discuss Diastasis Recti (“DR”) during pregnancy. Check out Diastasis Recti Part 1 for more information on what DR is and how and when to test for it…and make sure to read all our best DR postpartum tips in Part 3! But for today…. we’ll ta ...[Read More]

How to Know if You Have Diastasis Recti…and What to Do About It

How to Know if You Have Diastasis Recti…and What to Do About It

By: Claire Martin-Royle (Personal Trainer, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and BeyondFit Trainer) Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation) – PART ONE! Diastasis Recti (DR), also known as abdominal separation, is one of those topics that you may have heard about or read about, but, in my experience, most moms are not quite sure what it is or whether they have it. How to know if you h ...[Read More]

{Recipe} Lactation Cookies

{Recipe} Lactation Cookies

By Samantha Hoekstra   This lactation cookie recipe was shared by guest blogger Samantha!   Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal 4 Tablespoons water 1 cup coconut oil 1 1/2 cups firmly packed coconut sugar or Stevia 2 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups almond flour 3-4 Tablespoons brewer’s yeast 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup chocolate c ...[Read More]

{Recipe} Lactation Cookie

{Recipe} Lactation Cookie

By Kate Horney A big question that comes up for most new moms is whether you will nurse or bottle-feed; personally I am a believer big believer of breastfeeding if at all possible.  I breastfed Jackson until he was almost one and I’m still nursing Warren as well. Many nursing moms don’t realize it can be difficult, but to me it’s worth it- and there are ways to help keep up your supply ...[Read More]

Eating Clean During Pregnancy

eating clean during pregnancy

By Upala Kumar Everyone asked me how I was able to keep eating clean during pregnancy. Honestly this wasn’t a big transition for me because I was eating clean prior to pregnancy. I believe that everyone should be eating clean but it’s extra important for pregnant ladies to eat healthy. We need to be doing everything we can for that little baby growing inside of us. Eating healthy during pregn ...[Read More]

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

By Kristen Durnan During the year leading up to pregnancy, I worked really hard to get into the best shape of my life. We were not sure exactly when we would start trying to get pregnant, but ever the planner, I wanted to make sure I was as healthy as possible to set myself up for a healthy pregnancy and set our baby up for healthy growth. This consisted of lifting a lot and more weight than I eve ...[Read More]

5 Pregnancy Exercises that Tighten and Tone

By Kate Horney  It’s easy to think fitness is a lost cause during pregnancy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right pregnancy exercises you can have a healthier pregnancy, have an easier delivery and prevent too much weight gain.   In dealing with many pregnant moms, one of the most common questions I am asked is, “How do I stay toned during pregnancy?” My answer: lift w ...[Read More]

How Many Calories to Eat While Breastfeeding – How to Keep Up Your Supply & Still Lose Fat!

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By Kate Horney How many calories to eat while breastfeeding to lose weight… I was 5 months postpartum when I began training for my very first bikini competition. I was SUPER worried that my training/diet would affect my breast milk supply, and I promised myself that if I noticed a decrease in breast milk production, that I would stop immediately and save the goal of getting on stage for ...[Read More]

{Postpartum Fitness Tips} How Many Calories Does Breastfeeding Burn?

{Postpartum Fitness Tips} How Many Calories Does Breastfeeding Burn?

By Kate Horney   “How Many Calories Does Breastfeeding Burn?” It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked by new moms who are looking to get their body back after baby. Most moms know that breast milk contains all the vitamins and nutrients needed for the first few months of our baby’s lives. Most moms even know that breast milk contains disease-fighting substances designed to protec ...[Read More]