Managing your baby weight while breastfeeding

breastfeeding

There is a lot of pressure on new mothers to bounce back after childbirth. While many mothers find that breastfeeding burns a lot of energy and can help them to quickly get back into shape, other breastfeeding mums find it hard to maintain their milk supply unless they eat a lot of kilojoules, which in turn can make it hard to lose the baby weight. 

Here are some tips to help you lose baby weight safely, while maintaining a high milk supply.

 

5 Important Facts About Food Intolerance

 

food intolerance

Food intolerance is defined as the body's inability to be able to fully digest food and it's believed to be far more common than most people are aware. While there are many different types of food intolerance or sensitivities, the most common of these include dairy or lactose intolerance, yeast sensitivity, gluten sensitivity and fructose sensitivity.

There are numerous symptoms that are caused by having a food intolerance such as bloating, asthma, eczema, chronic headaches, depression, stiff joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and anaemia. So that you can have a better understanding of food intolerance we've outlined 5 important facts. 

5 Nutritious Foods to Eat While Losing Weight

foods to eat for weight loss

There are plenty of articles around focusing on what you shouldn't eat, if losing weight is your goal. Here, we flip the lid and take a look at what you should eat. Why? Because, the more nutritious your diet, the easier it is to fight sugar cravings, maintain a healthy weight and keep up self-discipline. Start with these five foods and add to them as you go along. 

How to manage your diet with chronic kidney disease

chronic kidney disease

Living with a chronic kidney disease is never easy, but a good diet is essential to managing your condition. For sufferers of chronic kidney disease it is often a challenge to decide on what to eat and drink, especially for those on dialysis because of poor kidney function, making diet management quite frustrating. However, it's well worth the effort making these dietary changes if it can positively enhance how you feel, as well as the treatments you will need. To help you manage your diet if you have chronic kidney disease and are on dialysis, read more for some general tips you can follow, be aware that these may change as your kidney disease progresses.

Six superfoods and why you should try them.

superfoods

The internet is full of advice around fad diets and new "superfoods" you should be eating, often with little scientific evidence. There is contention over many of these diets and products, and it's difficult to say whether there really is a "one size fits all" approach. So whether you are on a weight loss plan or you're a fussy eater, read more for a list of six foods which almost everyone can agree should be included in a healthy diet.

 

Body Composition

weight loss

 

What are the scales actually telling you?

Do you understand your body weight?

WEIGHT is usually on of the first topics that come up in social discussion when people find out what my occupation is.  The number you are seeing when you step on the scale is not telling you the whole story about your personal health.

For most of us weight loss is about loosing the fat mass and hopefully gaining a higher lean muscle mass, but how do you know your losing or gaining the right type of body mass? Yes you could be losing or gaining weight according to the scales however what type of weight is the question.

If you really want to understand what your weight really means in relation to your personal health then we need to look at other metrics besides the number on a scale for success.

Body Weight Set Point

body weight set point

What is the secret to maintaining your ideal body weight you ask? I believe it comes down to undertsanding your body weight set point and how you brain controls your hunger and satiety cues. 

Did you know your body actually hates losing weight? Click through the my full article on how you can finally gain control of your body weight in the long term. 

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy 

pregnancy

Ideally its best to start adjusting your eating habits before you become pregnant as certain foods may make you and your baby more susceptible to food borne illness, which can infect your baby and cause serious health problems. If you are starting to plan for conception I would recommend to start eating and treating your body like you are already expecting not only in terms of increasing your nutritional intake of iron, iodine and folic acid but also avoiding high risk foods. If you think you might be pregnant already - don't stress, start following this advice as soon as you can. 

So please have a read through the info graphic below of high risk foods to be avoided in pregnancy.

Keep it on hand to help increase the safety of you and your unborn baby. 

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