How To: Pregnancy Nutrition Advice

How To: Pregnancy Nutrition Advice

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Looking for pregnancy nutrition tips? Read fit mom, Joanne’s, advice below.
Hey there! My name is Joanne; I am a lifestyle blogger over at nycfitfoodfashion.com. I am obsessed with fitness, sharing recipes, running and shopping. I live in New York City with my husband Jon and our little morkie named Beans. Jon and I are 20 weeks pregnant with our first child.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant I knew I did not want to have to change too much about my fitness and nutrition routine...

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Inspiration Mama: My Top 4 Workouts During Pregnancy

Inspiration Mama: My Top 4 Workouts During Pregnancy

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We are always looking for great workout tips for pregnancy. Hear from our fit mom ambassador, Leslie, about her top workouts during pregnancy.

Since finding out that we were pregnant, not too long ago, I have made it my mission to continue to sweat while enjoying a healthy & happy pregnancy. This can be easier said than done, much easier in fact with a small baby bump...

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How To:  Breast Feeding Nutrition- 8 Tips

How To: Breast Feeding Nutrition- 8 Tips

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Check out these great breastfeeding nutrition tips from For Two Fitness Ambassador, Kate Horney.

As a hormonal nutrition consultant AND an exclusively breast-feeding momma, I can attest to the fact that Breast-feeding nutrition can be confusing… even for the experts.

How much should you eat? What should you avoid? How might your diet affect your baby?..

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Inspiration Mama: Tips for a Healthy Hypothyroid Pregnancy

Inspiration Mama: Tips for a Healthy Hypothyroid Pregnancy

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We really appreciate this fit mom guest post from Sarah Young. Sarah Young is a 35-year old papillary thyroid cancer survivor and soon-to-be mother of three girls. Sarah likes to TurboKick her stress away and prides herself on the perfect 30-minute running playlist. You can read more about her journey through thyroid cancer and life without a thyroid at thyroidlesslife.com.

After my second daughter was born, I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. My chances for survival were very good – more than 95% – but my chances for a permanently decreased metabolism, altered quality of life and infertility were also very high...

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Inspiration Mama: Safe Exercises During Pregnancy

Inspiration Mama: Safe Exercises During Pregnancy

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Are you looking for safe exercises during pregnancy? Read these tips from fit mom, Kate Marron.

I am truly blessed that every day I can go into work and make a difference in people’s lives.  I love helping people feel more comfortable about moving in their own bodies.  Helping people feel better, healthier and stronger is my main passion and goal in life.  I have been specializing in pre/post natal training since 2006 with my “fit mamas and move’n moms or mamas” classes...

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Ambassador: Rosi- Beginning Your Postpartum Fitness Journey

Ambassador: Rosi- Beginning Your Postpartum Fitness Journey

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Ready to get back to your pre-baby/pre-pregnancy fitness levels?  Here are some tips and ideas for the road ahead from fit mom and For Two Fitness ambassador, Rosi.  Remember, it took nine months for this human being to be made and for your body to accommodate that process.  Don’t be in an unhealthy rush to get back, listen to your body, make fitness decisions that are best for you, pay attention to your diet, and you WILL get there.  This will be a fabulous journey you will be so proud of yourself for taking...

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How To:  Foods to Eat (Drink) While Breastfeeding- Top 5

How To: Foods to Eat (Drink) While Breastfeeding- Top 5

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We all know eating healthy is essential to breastfeeding, but have you ever wondered how to give yourself an extra boost in supply? Well, look no further. I have done the hard work for you and compiled the five very best foods/drinks to give your supply a jump start...

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Ambassador: Staying Fit (and Fashionable) During and After Baby

Ambassador: Staying Fit (and Fashionable) During and After Baby

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We are thrilled to feature fit mom ambassador, Melissa, as she explains how to stay fit and fashionable during and after baby. 

If fit isn’t fashionable, I don’t know what is. Fit never goes out of style.

As a busy mom, it can be a little more difficult to keep a fitness routine, and even harder to bounce back after a baby.

A stay-at-home mom and full time fashion blogger at Fashionably, Melissa, finding time for fitness isn’t always easy...

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How To: Pregnancy and Exercise- 5 Things You Might Not Know About

How To: Pregnancy and Exercise- 5 Things You Might Not Know About

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A simple Google search for “pregnancy and exercise” can bring a lot of confusing and mis-leading information. Hear from our fit mom expert, Deanna, as she explains 5 things you might not know about pregnancy and exercise. 

My fourth pregnancy has been a bit of trial and error regarding pregnancy and exercise, as it has been my first pregnancy as a fit person...

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How To: Getting Nutrition During Pregnancy: The Alphas and Omegas

How To: Getting Nutrition During Pregnancy: The Alphas and Omegas

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Do you ever worry that you’re not getting enough nutrients from real food during pregnancy? Are you familiar with the Alphas and Omegas of pregnancy? Read the “nutrition during pregnancy” basics as it relates to alphas and omegas from fit mom and wellness expert, Kasey Shuler.

Alphas and Omegas. What are they and what do you need to know about how they impact nutrition during pregnancy?..

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Inspiration Mama: Bed Rest Basics and Beyond

Inspiration Mama: Bed Rest Basics and Beyond

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Were you on bed rest during pregnancy? How did you cope? Read this fit mom guest blog  by Dr. Ariane Smith Machin. Dr. Ariane Smith Machin is a Licensed Psychologist and Professor. She is also a Licensed Sport Psychologist and a Member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. She works with many of her clients via online appointments, including those who are struggling with infertility and coping with body image, exercise, or fluctuating moods during and after pregnancy, using positive-based problem solving and a gentle approach (integrating humor as much as possible!)...

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Inspiration Mama - Heidi’s Perspective on Pregnancy Weight Gain

Inspiration Mama - Heidi’s Perspective on Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Do you worry about gaining excess weight during pregnancy or have a fear of getting “fat”? We are thrilled to feature fit mommy-to-be, Heidi. Read Heidi’s great perspective on weight gain during pregnancy. 

One thing that has always been a “fear” of mine is gaining weight. I have been interested in exercise healthy eating for a very long time. I remember being 10 or 11 and reading the nutritional information on food labels. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not being that young, but that’s how it was...

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How To:  Running During Pregnancy- 5 Tips

How To: Running During Pregnancy- 5 Tips

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Have you wondered how to safely and successfully continue running during pregnancy? Read Kelly’s tips below.  Dr. Kelly McNelis lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband (Andy) and two young daughters (Cameran and Isla). Kelly is a psychologist, wellness coach, cookbook author, and owner of the business for moms.

I’m currently 31 weeks pregnant with my third baby and I’ve already logged more than 500 miles running during pregnancy...

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Ambassador - The Best Exercises for Postpartum Women

Ambassador - The Best Exercises for Postpartum Women

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We are thrilled to feature this guest post from fit mom ambassador, Amanda, about the best exercises for postpartum women. 

Let’s face it, every new mom is looking for the best and fastest way to get back to start feeling like herself again after having a baby, and wondering what the best exercises are for postpartum women. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all postpartum fitness program for new moms...

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Inspiration Mama- Staying Healthy Through Pregnancy by Fit Mom, Ann Titus

Inspiration Mama- Staying Healthy Through Pregnancy by Fit Mom, Ann Titus

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Read this fit mom guest post about how to stay fit during pregnancy.

I have always been cautious about what goes into my body. Many would say I have a strict diet, but for me, it is just a healthy way of life – it is (or was) my norm. I ate many salads and I loved my fruits and veggies. I have always loved a crazy, tough, sweaty, kick-A workout. I am (or was) mega-healthy...

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Inspiration Mama-Yoga During Pregnancy

Inspiration Mama-Yoga During Pregnancy

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What are the benefits of Yoga during pregnancy? Read this advice from fit mom featured blogger, Amy. 

I’ve always been a pretty active person. I grew up swimming competitively and moved to the most beautiful place on earth, to attend college in Boulder, Colorado. I quickly embraced the active lifestyle of the mountains spending a ton of time skiing, running and hiking, it was in Boulder that I first tried yoga...

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How To: Have a High Energy Pregnancy

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How can you have a high energy pregnancy? Read this guest post about how to enjoy a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Exercise is imperative for a happy, healthy pregnancy. It boosts mood, helps sleeping patterns and reduces overall aches and pains. Beyond immediate benefits to mind and body, exercise also helps prevent serious complications like gestational diabetes and can help fend off preeclampsia...

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How To: Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

How To: Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

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How can you get your pre-baby body back? Read this advice from fit mom, Angelena. 

My name is Angelena Riggs, I am the mother of a beautiful little girl. Before I became a stay at home mom I was a full time personal trainer and nutrition coach at Life Time Fitness. So naturally fitness and nutrition are a huge part of my life and I love to help others live a healthy lifestyle too, which is why I started my blog...

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Inspiration Mama- Weight Training and Pregnancy

Inspiration Mama- Weight Training and Pregnancy

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Have you wondered if it is safe to lift weights during pregnancy? Read what Cassandra from MrAndMrsWorkout.com says about this hot topic. To learn more about Cassandra and her family, follow her on Instagram (@mrandmrsworkout), Twitter (@mrandmrsworkout), and Facebook.

Hi I’m Cassandra — a certified personal trainer from the UK, who is also certified to train pre/post-natal clients. I am also a mother of two, and recently delivered the newest addition to our family in June. Fitness is in the home for me 24/7...

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Ambassador- Rachel says, Every Woman is Different And Every Pregnancy is Different

Ambassador- Rachel says, Every Woman is Different And Every Pregnancy is Different

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You have likely heard that every woman is different, and every pregnancy is different. But don’t take our word for it — read what fit mom ambassador, Rachel, has to say about the differences between her first and second pregnancies in terms of weight gain.

When it comes to pregnancy and weight gain, everybody is different, or rather, every body is different. No one knows exactly how their body will react to this new and marvelous adventure and I feel this can sometimes become a taboo subject even between moms or moms-to-be.

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Inspiration Mama- How To Handle the Post-Breastfeeding Phase

Inspiration Mama- How To Handle the Post-Breastfeeding Phase

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We are thrilled to feature fit mom, Rachael Wooten on our site. Read what she has to say about how to handle the post-breastfeeding phase. 

I made it to two years breastfeeding with each my boys. Out of the last 6 years I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding for about 5.5 of them. My body is used to eating for two. Obviously our body needs less extra calories once the baby starts eating more real food, but extra is still a factor. Once you’re really done, how do you swing back to eating for one?..

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Ambassador- Running During Pregnancy by  Faith

Ambassador- Running During Pregnancy by Faith

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We are thrilled to feature Faith as a fit mom ambassador on our site. Read her perspective on running during pregnancy. 

Running has been a part of my life for the past six years – I started with a Couch to 5k program and haven’t looked back. I knew I couldn’t let it go when I found out we were expecting our first child and knew running during pregnancy would be a big part of my life. What makes the run so great? The post-run high, the progress, the feeling of freedom as my feet hit the pavement…they are all great, but...

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Ambassador- Gaining Weight During Pregnancy Whitney

Ambassador- Gaining Weight During Pregnancy Whitney

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Read this fit mom ambassador featured post from Whitney and learn about the reality of gaining weight during pregnancy.

Hi, I’m Whitney and you can find me blogging over at Life – Love, Whit. As the title of my blog implies, it’s me, sharing my story and you pretty much get it all – workouts, recipes, trips, concerts, adventures, laughter, friends and love. And as for the rest of the details – I’m 31, I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband Chris and our half lab/half german shepherd Chance. I work full-time and am expecting our 1st baby, arriving February 2014. Here is my story about gaining weight during pregnancy...

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How To:  Lose Weight After a Baby by Expert Micky Marie Morrison of Baby Weight Fitness

How To: Lose Weight After a Baby by Expert Micky Marie Morrison of Baby Weight Fitness

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Weight gain during pregnancy and how to lose weight after a baby continue to be hot topics for our blog readers. We asked Micky Morrison of Baby Weight Fitness, a licensed physical therapist, to comment on these important issues...

Weight gain is not only inevitable, it’s a necessary part of a healthy pregnancy. You should gain between 20 and 35 pounds if you were in a normal weight range when becoming pregnant.

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