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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]

Lactation Cookie Recipe to Boost Milk Supply

Lactation Cookie Recipe to Boost Milk Supply

A big question that comes up for most new moms is whether you will nurse or bottle-feed. Personally I am a 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. There are ways to help keep up your supply including lot ...[Read More]

How to Get Rid of Loose Skin After Weight Loss or Having a Baby

By Kate Horney         Ok moms, so in response to a blog post on how to flatten your stomach (Read about the 3 tummy trouble types here) I’ve gotten lots of emails re: loose skin in the stomach area. Specifically, moms have been asking how to get rid of loose skin after they lose their baby weight but still have a “baby belly.”   First, let me start by sa ...[Read More]

{Fit Mom Feature} Beyond Baby Mom Maria

By Kate Horney If you’re a busy mom who wants to get her body back, check out Maria’s REAL LIFE tips and advice below. {Fit Mom Feature} Beyond Baby Mom Maria     For those reading the blog who might not know you, can you give us a little background on yourself—why did you decide to start the Beyond Baby program, where did you begin? I am a mother to two beautiful little ...[Read More]

{Fit Mom Feature} Beyond Baby Mom Brittany

Ever wondered how to lose baby weight fast? I’m Brittany Capper. I’ve been married for 4 1/2 years to my wonderful husband, Ben. We have a 2 year old girl and a 6 month old boy. I met Kate in college and was neighbors with her hubby. I had heard about the Beyond Baby program since we are friends but I didn’t know much about it. One of my friends actually signed up right ...[Read More]

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

how many calories to eat while breastfeeding, lose weight while breastfeeding

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?

“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 protect our little one from obesi ...[Read More]

How to Flatten Your Stomach: 3 Tummy Types

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get (almost daily) from women is, “How can I flatten my stomach?!” Now that bikini and beach season is in full swing, moms are frantically looking for ways to tackle that trouble spot.     There’s no one-size-fits-all method for flattening your stomach. Instead, the most successful approach is to determine where your true tummy trouble li ...[Read More]

How to be a Fit Mom: Erika’s Story

By Kate Horney Today I am honored to bring you an interview with Beyond Baby & BeyondFit Life Club member (as well as super fit mom), Erika Nicholson.   Kate: Can you give us a little background on yourself? How did you get into the fitness industry? Erika: I am a very proud wife to a US Marine, a mom to 10-month old (Emma), a registered nurse, and fitness enthusiast. I hold bachelor ...[Read More]