So they say that women have issues with their memory while pregnant (often called mommy brain!). Well, I am fairly convinced that mommy brain continues for months and possibly years postpartum! I used to have an amazing memory (seriously, nearly photographic), which helped me in so many aspects of life including school, work and friendships. So what happened?! I am 10 months postpartum, and I still have days where I cannot remember why I went to the store, or if I brushed my teeth in the morning.
What is Freekeh?
Freekeh is an ancient grain that is used in any of the same dishes that you would use other grains such as rice or quinoa. It is made from young green wheat that has been toasted and cracked. It is a whole wheat that is high in fiber, protein and other essential nutrients. (source)
As a trainer for women postpartum, the #1 concern I hear from almost all my clients usually has to do with breastfeeding. An understandable and completely valid concern! It’s true that you must eat extra to sustain breastfeeding, but studies have shown that some calorie restriction can help weight loss without affecting infant growth.
If you read my other article here on breastfeeding and exercise you will discover that exercise usually does not affect milk supply and composition, but what about diet?
The easiest way to reach your health and fitness goals are to make overall changes in your everyday life. The most common complaints heard from my clients throughout the years usually revolve around not having enough time to get their workouts in. Life happens. Between work, children and other responsibilities it can get a little crazy and sometimes it’s just not feasible to workout more than a couple days a week.