I have, at a few different points in my life, run. But I would not have then, nor would I now, call myself a runner.
I ran because I wanted to get in shape and because it was free and I could do it on my own schedule.
Today I’m sharing an amazing story from Melissa! As if working full-time after having a baby isn’t hard enough…as if pumping isn’t exhausting…as if dealing with your baby’s foods sensitivities and eliminating foods from your own diet so you can continue to nurse isn’t extremely frustrating…
I recently shared a post encouraging new moms to step away from the scale.
Our bodies will be different after growing humans inside them and the number on the scale is largely an irrelevant measure of our postpartum recovery. Moreover, hopping on the scale every few days with fingers crossed can actually work against us in ultimately making peace with our bodies.
Oh if I had a time machine…I would go back in time to my first pregnancy and slap some sense into myself. “You look great!” people would exclaim. “You’re all baby!”
I let these comments go to my head and naively assumed 1.) That these compliments were some sort of true reflection on me my health and 2.) I would return to my pre-baby weight pretty easily.
Welcome back to Real Moms Real Bodies! I am so excited to share Rabiya’s story today. Rabiya is a rockstar working mom (she’s a dietitian) who faces life’s challenges with a fierce attitude. We met in our internship class and I’ve been lucky to keep in touch with her.
Everyone’s relationship with food is a very personal and individual thing.
Sadly, for so many this relationship is not positive and health-promoting. Too many of us – women especially – go down the path of dieting, food restriction and weight cycling, whether this starts in our teenage years or develops as we age and bear children.
Oh protein. Protein consumption is truly trendy these days. Every protein powder and beef jerky brand would really love for you to think that there’s no way for you to get enough protein without relying on their products.
I spent several years on staff with the Meatless Monday campaign and during that time I learned a lot about how much protein we think we need versus how much we typically consume every day.
Welcome to the second edition of Real Moms’ Real Bodies, featuring my friend Anna! Anna is an inspiration to moms everywhere – she decided to have a baby on her own and is totally rocking it. As I mentioned in my post about my own postpartum body image journey,
It’s really starting to set in that I’m having a baby in a month!
I didn’t really notice that my appetite changed that much with either of my pregnancies, but oh boy did it change when I was nursing my first! Give me all the carbs and protein and oh there’s vegetables okay that’s fine too…
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!