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Jillian Michaels Understands Other Mom’s Weight Loss Struggles

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in New Mom | 1 comment

Jillian Michaels is famous for being the tough personal trainer yelling at contestants on The Biggest Loser to help them reach their weight loss goals. Now, as a new mom to a newborn son and to an adopted two year old girl from Haiti, Jillian is finally realizing how hard it is to follow her own advice. Put Yourself First? “Telling moms ‘You need to put yourself first’?” Jillian Michaels said, rolling her eyes. “It’s impossible to put yourself first when your a mom.” Jillian admitted to the Daily Mail that she hasn’t been to the gym for two weeks, or since her newborn was born (which her partner gave birth to, not Jillian) . Jillian Understands… It’s safe to say that Jillian finally understands how difficult it may be for a new mom to hit the gym and lose weight...

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Beyoncé Lost 40 Lbs After Having Her Baby

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Fitness, New Mom, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Beyoncé Lost 40 Lbs After Having Her Baby

It has been almost four months since Beyoncé gave birth to her little girl Blue Ivy (born January 7, 2012), and Beyoncé has lost almost all of the 50 pounds that she had gained during her pregnancy. In her latest interview with People, Beyoncé shares her strategy for losing the first 40 pounds. The best part about Beyoncé’s weight loss strategy is that there isn’t a specific company she is representing and trying to promote. That’s right! She’s not promoting Slim•Fast, Weight Watchers, NutraSlim, HCG, or any other “diet” out there. Basically, Beyoncé is promoting a healthy lifestyle that anyone can do! How refreshing is that?! Breastfeeding Benefits In the first ten weeks after Beyoncé had her daughter Blue Ivy, she lost the initial weight from breastfeeding. More specifically, she lost the first 14 pounds in just the first month after giving birth! I’m...

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Jessica Alba uses HypnoBirthing

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in New Mom, Pregnancy | Comments Off on Jessica Alba uses HypnoBirthing

It was recently announced that Jessica Alba used hypnobirthing for her first pregnancy, and plans to use it again for her next child – apparently it works well! I have been investigating natural child births for a couple of years now, and when I first learned about HypnoBirthing used as a technique to reduce pain, I immediately began research. Anything that naturally reduces the pain during child birth has my attention! What is “HypnoBirthing” ? HypnoBirthing is a method that is typically used for natural childbirth, and it focus on relaxation by using self-hypnosis techniques. Another way to look at it is meditation. Jessica Alba, who is currently pregnant, was on the Ellen DeGeneres show and talked about her plans to use HypnoBirthing to help her remain calm during the labor. She used it with her first pregnancy and HypnoBirthing...

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How Miranda Kerr got back into shape after Baby

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in New Mom | Comments Off on How Miranda Kerr got back into shape after Baby

Miranda Kerr just had a baby in January, and just a couple of months later, she is already back to work…as a Super Model. How Miranda Kerr shaped up after Baby How did Miranda get back into shape? First of all, Miranda Kerr was already in great shape before she became pregnant, so her goal was to return to her pre-pregnancy weight, not some ideal weight she only hoped to be. She had an obtainable goal, which she knew since she has already been there. Here’s how Miranda Kerr was able to get back into shape after giving birth to her baby boy Flynn: What we can learn from Miranda Kerr: 1) Eat Healthy! 2) Breastfeed, if you can. 3) Exercise is important, but don’t over do it. For more information, feel free to check out to learn...

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Losing weight after having a Baby

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in New Mom | 2 comments

Meet Three Inspirational Women I interviewed three women who are Moms that have successfully lost weight after giving birth. They are an inspiration to others by proving that you can skip the crazy diet pills and actually lose the extra “baby weight” in a healthy way. You will learn a lot from these women, from relating to their weight loss battles and you will find strength in their ability to succeed.                                                                                       Postnatal Exercise As a new Mom, it’s important for you to realize that you need to rest and let your body properly heal after having...

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Miranda Kerr’s Natural Birth

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Baby, New Mom | 1 comment

Let’s face it, celebrities aren’t always known for being the best role models…but Supermodel Miranda Kerr is an inspiration to all women when it comes to being a healthy new Mom. Natural Birth She may be known as being a petite supermodel, but I recently learned that Miranda Kerr is one tough woman! Miranda made the decision to have a natural birth, which means that she didn’t use any pain medication while she gave birth to her son, Flynn. Miranda explains that she had a long and “difficult labour”, but with the help and encouragement from her supportive husband, Orlando Bloom, she was able to make it through the entire birthing process just fine. The happy couple welcomed their baby boy on January 6th 2011, who weighed a healthy 9 pounds and 12 ounces. Wow! I just keep thinking...

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Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Loses 40 Pounds

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011 in Fitness, Health, New Mom, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Loses 40 Pounds

Pregnancy Weight Gain During Kendra’s pregnancy, her diet became a “free for all”. ” I had no boundaries. I just ate, ate, ate. I just said, ‘This is my time, these are my nine months, I can just have fun, how big can I really get?’ Sixty pounds! I gained 60 pounds!”  -Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett After giving birth to her son in December 2009, Kendra soon tried to lose the extra weight. Kendra, at only 5’4″, went from weighing only 105 pounds to reaching her maximum weight of 165 pounds after pregnancy. For someone with such a petite frame, it was no wonder that Kendra was shocked that she had gained so much extra weight in just 9 months. Kendra’s “After” Photo: How Kendra lost 40 Pounds Kendra credits her weight loss to the following: Eating Healthy – Kendra has...

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Breastfeeding vs. Formula

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Baby, New Mom | Comments Off on Breastfeeding vs. Formula

When you first get pregnant, one of the many important decisions you will need to make is whether you should breastfeed or not. It’s a decisoon that will effect your baby’s health. You want to make sure that you give your baby the best. A healthy baby is a happy baby! Which is healthier;  Breast milk or Formula? Research shows that Breast milk is the healthiest option for your small baby. Even though formula has come along way, it still doesn’t quite compare to what Mother Nature has to provide. (Note: If you can’t breastfeed for whatever reason, formula will provide your baby with essential nutrients).    Baby’s Benefits • Perfect balance of Nutrients, which also evolves to meet your baby’s needs throughout development. • Easy to digest. • Helps prevent sickness, including Ear Infections, Stomach Flu, Pneumonia, and Digestive Tract Disorders....

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