DIARY OF A PALEO PREGNANCY

Last winter (mid-February to be exact) my husband and I decided it was high time to take the plunge and officially “try” for a baby after agreeing we’re not getting any younger and we want a troop of kids. When prime baby-making time came around at the end of the month we went for it and my prego pee test came up positive two weeks later. We had a hunch we’d be fertile because we’re health conscious, but first try is pretty sweet for two cats in their mid-thirties. We had no problems conceiving and I’m convinced I have Paleo…

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Don’t STRESS Over Pregnancy Weight Gain

Yes, you will gain weight during pregnancy.   It’s perfectly natural, healthy, and expected!  Instead of stressing, focus on a few healthy weight gain guidelines so it’ll be even easier to shed the baby weight once your little one is here!  How Much Weight Do You Need To Gain? That depends.  We’re all different shapes and sizes, so your pre pregnancy weight will determine your recommended weight gain: Start off by calculating your BMI, Body Mass Index.  Try this BMI calculator!       Pre Pregnancy Weight with Recommended Weight Gain Underweight BMI less than 18.5                                                    28-40 lbs Normal weight BMI 18.5…

Fit After 40

This post is inspired by a lovely reader who wants to tone up after having babies and turning 40. To every woman who’s hit the big 4-0 and doesn’t want to let go of her figure, this is for you! The BAD News: As we age, we slowly lose muscle mass. It’s happening to everyone over the age of 24. Depressing, right? This loss of muscle mass is what causes the concurrent gradual decline in metabolism. The only way to combat this is to incorporate resistance training into your workouts to preserve the mass for as long as you can. For…