Proper Nutrition Guidelines while Breastfeeding

Proper Nutrition Guidelines while Breastfeeding

Hey all! Lately, I’ve been getting many questions in regards to proper nutrition in regards to breastfeeding. I am currently nursing my daughter, and I have to say, it is MUCH HARDER than I ever anticipated! I guess I just felt it would all happen naturally and easily and I would just make it work. Hmmm…not the case whatsoever. If you are a mother who has any history with attempting to nurse, you know what I mean! Every woman has a different experience when nursing, and some women do not produce any milk at all. I have many friends that wanted to nurse their children, but just couldn’t produce enough to even feed them one feeding in an entire day. What were they doing wrong? NOTHING! The body does what it wants and although there are things that may help boost the milk supply for nursing mothers, some women will never produce enough to breastfeed. Some people have such a strong opinion as to why it is crucial that every mother breastfeed their children. They will back their opinions with research that states: Fighting off Infections Immediately after Birth…In the first days following delivery, your breasts produce colostrum, which is highly concentrated in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies. Colostrum naturally progresses to milk after about 2-weeks of feeding, and still provides immunity. Lower Risk of Long-term Health Issues in Mothers… According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences, breastfeeding can actually reduce serious health risks in mothers such as Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. A 2010 article in Scientific American also states that the risk...
Healthy Low Glycemic Snacks for Travel

Healthy Low Glycemic Snacks for Travel

Are you preparing for a trip and nervous about staying on track with your nutrition? Traveling is great, but it can also be stressful when it comes to sticking with a low glycemic diet. Although it may seem close to impossible to eat healthy on vacation, THERE IS A WAY!  I am going to share some of my favorite meals/snacks that are quick and easy to pack for a long day of travel. These are also snacks that you can keep in your hotel room for those times you might want to walk to the local ice cream shop and indulge. So reach for that yummy protein bar instead!!! Low Glycemic Protein Bars/Nuts Bars. Make sure to read the label of the protein bar and it should have a “low glycemic” tag if it is low glycemic. It may still be low glycemic and not specify. Make sure the protein and sugar/carb ratio is fairly comparable and DO NOT eat the bars that have double the sugar content than the protein content. My favorites are: Clif Builder’s Bars (peanut butter chocolate and mint chocolate are amazing) Luna Bars and Luna Protein Bars (chocolate chip cookie dough and peppermint stick are amazing) Zone Bars Quest Bars (try to get the flavors without sucralose) Garden of Life Protein Bars Kind Bars (dark chocolate and sea salt is the only flavor that is very low in sugar). Think Thin Protein Bars Oatmega Protein Bars FLATOUT (light original or multigrain flaxseed) with natural peanut butter and a small unripe sliced banana FLATOUT (light original or multigrain flaxseed) with natural peanut butter and a sprinkle of stevia Blue Diamond Nut Thins Crackers or Lentil Crackers with natural...
Significantly Improve your Running Pace in 30 days…

Significantly Improve your Running Pace in 30 days…

Some of you may know that I have been against supplementation as long as I have been training… mainly because all the products I have researched have been unsafe and ineffective. I’ve finally found a company that has natural and effective products and I’m now trying to spread the word to people I know who actually appreciate quality products and the science behind them! I’ve been taking the Protandim myself for just under 2 months and have experienced huge improvements in my endurance and strength. Not only has my squatting weight increasing by 40 pounds, but my overhead shoulder press has increased by 10 pounds. I’ve also been doing a running test that has truly blown my mind in regards to the results! See the pace/distance in the pics below. I honestly only ran one time between the first 2 runs, and I managed to knock off 10 minutes from my overall time!   The Protandim is a Nrf2 synergizer that neutralizes the free radicals in our body’s (these attack our cells as we put our body through work/age/illness),  ultimately minimizing  oxidative stress. I have read tons of articles on this product, and I’m so impressed by the science behind it. Lifevantage also has a PhysIQ line (protein, cleanse, probiotic, fat burner), a skin care line, a canine health line, and the AXIO line (natural energy drink, caf and decaf). To check out all products/ingredients/facts, visit http://www.bodybalancebysarah.lifevantage.com Protandim is the only supplement proven in a clinical study to reduce cellular stress by an average of 40% in 30 days. It has been shown to increase superoxide dismutase levels by 30%, glutathione by...
Six Pack Abdominal Routine

Six Pack Abdominal Routine

HEY ALL! If you are looking for a new routine to fit into your abdominal workouts, please give this one a try. The key to getting six pack abs is not only your abdominal routines, but more so your nutrition. If you would like more exercise routines and/or nutritional advice, please email...
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