(plus a note about Prenatal Vitamins and Iron Supplements) Did you know antiperspirant’s active ingredient is aluminum? That’s how normal, store-bought deodorant works. Aluminum compounds temporarily plug the sweat ducts in your arm pits, thereby stopping the flow of sweat … Continue reading Why I Wanted to Find a Non-Antiperspirant Deodorant
Plus Non-Nursing Weight Loss Calories in Comparison— 10 lbs off! Let’s see…that took about 15 weeks. While normal weight loss should be around 1% of your body weight per week (so 1-2 lbs), breastfeeding weight loss should be about half … Continue reading Explaining Breastfeeding Calories and Weight Loss
Ever feel like your weight loss journey is more like a ridiculous roller coaster that just won’t end? I heard that a lot as a Jenny Craig consultant, and to be completely honest, I could always relate. And still can. … Continue reading Getting Off the Baby Weight…Again
Oh man, my little girl is 1 today. Not sure how I feel about that. I’m excited, sure, but a whole year has past? It feels more like a lifetime, and in some ways, like no time has past at … Continue reading Happy Birthday Ginny!
I’m hoping that someday, a new mom who is as lost as I feel will stumble upon this blog and think, “Okay, she’s figuring things out, and reading this helps me figure things out too.” Because I tell you, there … Continue reading Sweetie Pie Baby: Beginning Solid Baby Food
Dairy is an important part of weight loss. So what do you do if you’re lactose intolerant…or as my friends call it, ‘lactarded’? On a 1200 calorie diet, you’re supposed to have 2 dairy servings. On a 1500 calorie diet, you’re … Continue reading Milk Substitutes and a Note on Almond Milk