Now that your baby is here and settled in at home, you’re probably anxious to get out of those maternity clothes and back into your favorite skinny jeans.
Remembering to eat a full meal, or even something green is a challenge and taking on a brand new diet might seem overwhelming to add onto your to-do list.Carrying a baby with one hand and trying to use the other to prepare snacks and meals that actually keep you on the right track can be easier said than done. You’ve got a lot on your plate as it is, but eating right doesn’t have to be complicated, stressful or even difficult.
You might be surprised what indulgences can actually be doing your body good.
Dairy isn’t always scary.
Research found that a lack of calcium actually triggers fat cells to store fat and get bigger. Since dairy products are known to be a rich source of calcium, nutritionists are taking a closer look at how dairy really affects our ability to live a healthier lifestyle.
New studies show that people taking a calcium supplement while watching their calorie intake experienced 38% more lost body fat. Another controlled group boosted their dairy intake while reducing their daily calories and experienced 64% more fat and body weight lost.
So supplements are great, but sometimes they’re no match for the real thing.
Keep an eye on calories but don’t let them consume you, and incorporate fresh foods and even some treats you thought were off...Read more
Cirque de Supermom; the juggling act of newborn and toddler care with effortless ease.
As graceful as you might be settling into round two of motherhood, you only have one set of hands. You'll probably have daily reminders of how you only have one set of hands on deck when "juggling your baby and toddler" becomes more literal than you thought.
Preparing your older child for their sibling's big arrival beforehand can help set the scene for the adjustments to come. Talk to your little one about the new baby and all the things to expect from a day with baby. Telling them stories about when they were small can also help your older children better identify with your newborn.
Although it takes a fair amount of practice to get your child juggling down pat, we've got some tips and tricks from experience that might make the process easier for everyone involved.
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