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These are the suggestions from the Moms at our June 3rd Mother’s Tea on Eating Well, Losing Weight and Being Healthy after having a baby:

1. Dieting is safe while nursing (wait until baby is 2 months old) Excellent information can be found at www.kellymom.com

2. Calorie intake 1500 — 1800 per day if nursing

3. If milk is decreasing, need more calories

4. Eat lean meats, non starchy veggies, no refined carbs or sugars or fruit juices (too sugary, but whole fruit is fine)

5. Drink LOTS of water

6. Take time to make quick eating easy (chop veggies ahead of time)

7. Take daily coconut oil (good fats) — stabilizes blood sugar

8. Eat a good protein filled breakfast

9. There are good local food and produce co-ops in the area (Lynchburg Grows, Horse & Buggy )

10. Find “Mommy-friendly” ways to exercise:

  • walking with a partner or trading child care
  • wear your baby in a sling or Kozy Carrier
  • push baby in stroller
  • walk to a playground
  • walk up and down your steps at home

11. Don’t depend on artificial sweeteners and consider eliminating them. Studies are showing people who use them don’t lose weight but actually develop more of a sweet tooth. Learn to drink water more often and teach your children to drink water when thirsty and not always crave something sweet.

Come join us for the second Mother’s Tea on this topic on Saturday, June 20th at 10 AM!

Mother's Tea - June 2009

Mother's Tea - June 2009

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Best Start participated in the first Family First Festival at Lynchburg Grows.

Families-First-Photo

Many thanks to Amanda Ramirez from Exceptional Beginnings (www.exceptionalbeginnings.org) for organizing and sponsoring this festival. Baby wearing, cloth diapering, healthy eating were highlighted.

Hopefully this will be an annual event.

Jane

Best Start participated in the first Family First Festival at Lynchburg Grows.

Many thanks to Amanda  Ramirez from Exceptional Beginnings (www.exceptionalbeginnings.org) for organizing and sponsoring this festival.    Baby wearing, cloth diapering, healthy eating were highlighted.

Hopefully this will be an annual event.

Jane

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