BACK PAIN STRETCHES AND EXERCISES Back pain when pregnant is a common complaint for soon-to-be moms. When we are pregnant our little baby is starting make room in the womb and bodies just need to move from that seated position during the 8 hour work day.  To help with that back pain, here are 3 Easy Back Pain Stretches & Exercises you can do anywhere.   SIDE BEND Stand up and do this often. Waiting by the microwave, standing in line at Starbucks, or set an alarm on your...

3 SIMPLE PRE-NATAL EXERCISES Pre-natal exercises should begin the minute you decide to have a baby or the minute the little pee stick delivers you the good news. The reason for pre-natal exercising is because that little munchin of yours, growing inside of you at an alarming rate, is going to put a lot of pressure on your lower back and hips. Whether you’re already in shape or not, here are some targeted exercises I teach all my clients. These are exercises I have done myself,...

MUST HAVE BABY PRODUCTS It’s hard to determine which MUST HAVE BABY PRODUCTS to buy and which ones to skip when setting up your nursery. The aisles of Babies-R-Us and Bed Bath & Beyond (the best place to stock up since you always get 20% off with their coupons) are filled with so many products it can sometimes be overwhelming for a new Mom.  BUT…not to worry, I’ve got you covered since I’m now, well…an expert on buying ‘all things baby.’ Now...

NEVER EAT THIS AGAIN America is running on Dunkin’ isn’t just a slogan, it’s the truth…our diets are becoming increasingly worse.  NEVER EAT THIS AGAIN is a look at 10 foods you should never eat….EVER. 1. FROSTING: Believe it or not, but store-bought frosting is loaded with trans fat. As we know, trans fat lowers good cholesterol, raises bad cholesterol, and causes bloating…ultimately leading to belly fat, heart disease and diabetes to name but...

POST PREGNANCY WORKOUT One of the best post pregnancy workouts is to never worry about your belly bulge left over from being pregnant.  Belly fat after pregnancy is normal.  What is not normal is allowing it to stay with you now that your baby is in the crib. When I was 6 weeks post-pregnancy, I was below my pre-pregnancy weight, and my abs were back in flat stomach action for the first time in my life.  If you think you will never get your body back to the way it was before...

HOW TO STOP EATING SUGAR: Three Days To Freedom When I first thought about how to stop eating sugar, the idea scared me.  It scared me because who doesn’t love sugar?  Sugar is in almost everything we buy at the grocery store, so how in the world can we stop?  I mean, who doesn’t love that first bite of a warm chocolate chip cookie?  The truth is, we all love a warm cookie, but in the end, it does nothing for a healthy body and mind.  The bigger truth is that sugar takes...

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