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4 Postpartum Fat-loss Mistakes you Must STOP Making

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By Kate Horney Unfortunately, mainstream media and fitness experts don’t understand how to communicate with new moms about fat-loss, nutrition and fitness. I see so many new moms making some really big postpartum fat-loss mistakes without even knowing it. That’s why I created the Beyond Baby 12 week Postpartum Fat-loss System. It is based on the single most important thing to moms like you and me: ...[Read More]

Are Postpartum Girdles Bad For You?

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By Kate Horney I recently shared this photo comparing my super stretched baby belly to my flat tummy two years later.      The post was intended to help you understand how to heal a diastasis recti with information on what to avoid and the best exercises you can do to heal your ab separation. (Click here for more info.) When I shared the post, however, my inbox was flooded with ques ...[Read More]

New Mom FAQ

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By Kate Horney I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jillian Michaels, a celebrity fitness trainer, author, and television personality known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Jillian recently wrote the book Yeah Baby! in which she and a team of top-notch experts cover various new mom topics including child development, pregnancy and so much more, and wanted to talk to ...[Read More]

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

How to Heal Diastasis Recti  Some degree of abdominal separation will always occur during pregnancy. Everyone’s core muscles must expand to give room for the baby to grow!  In fact, during about 60% of pregnancies the abdominal separation becomes wider than 2-2.5 finger widths apart and the diagnosis? Diastasis recti. In many cases this abdominal separation, also known as diastasis ...[Read More]

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

By Kate Horney There have been countless times over the past 10+ years working with women that I’ve talked with women who are frustrated that they simply can’t lose weight.  Many come to me in tears: they are consistent with their workouts, their nutrition is on point, and yet… they’re not reaching their goals.   Or even worse- they’re GAINING weight.&n ...[Read More]

Is Protein Powder Safe While Pregnant & Nursing?

Is Protein Powder Safe While Pregnant & Nursing?

“Is it safe to use protein powder while I’m pregnant or nursing?” This is a question I am asked MULTIPLE times per day.(Seriously!) And I don’t blame new moms. When I became pregnant with my first son, I asked the same question as well! Experts recommend women who are pregnant and nursing to take a minimum of an extra 25 grams of protein a day. This means that during pregna ...[Read More]

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

By Kate Horney As a busy mom myself, I understand the mountain of obstacles that new moms face when it comes time to exercise. You want to look good, feel great and have the energy you need to keep up with your little one, yet sleep deprivation and crazy infant feeding schedules (on top of the million of other things you have going on) make it tough to get in any kind of routine. According to a st ...[Read More]

Proper Way to Push a Stroller + Jogging Stroller 101

Proper Way to Push a Stroller + Jogging Stroller 101

By Kate Horney When it comes to pushing your stroller, proper posture and alignment is key.  Before beginning to exercise with your baby and stroller, it’s important to learn the basics of how to properly push your baby without adding pressure to your core. When it comes to impact on your pelvic floor, core and back, if not done properly, pushing a heavy object, like a stroller, is no differe ...[Read More]

Can Moms Have Abs?

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Can Moms Have Abs? Thanks for joining us for the replay of our LIVE #fitmom Chat, “Can Moms Have Abs?”! We dispel the age old myth that “having a baby wrecks your body,” and “once you have a baby, your body is never the same.” We also share how our bodies are now in even BETTER shape AFTER having our babies.      The importance of NUTRITION! Think: Simple ...[Read More]

How to Lose Baby Weight: Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

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Last week we talked about how to lose baby weight and the 4 keys to getting your body back. You learned the importance of healing and rebuilding abdominal separation (how to fix diastasis recti). Additionally, you got a glimpse at what proper postpartum training and nutrition should look like. (Hint: pick weights over cardio and ditch the crazy diet!) We also talked about balancing metabolic/ ...[Read More]