Hello beach weekends, goodbye belly bloat

Hello beach weekends, goodbye belly bloat

Ready for the unofficial start of summer? I feel like we skipped spring here in Boston, but the streak of warmer days this week has me dreaming of swinging sundresses, fresh farmers' market finds, and cool, crisp glasses of wine (and it has me sweating profusely...because 9 months pregnant and 95 degree days simply do not mix well).  As warmer weather calls for fewer layers, you may start to worry about that "food baby" you've been working on all winter.  No need to delve into a deep detox or subsist only on fruit+ veggie-filled juices.  Follow these quick tips to feel slimmer + more energized without going off the deep end.

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Nutrition in Pregnancy + Beyond: The Hospital Stay

Nutrition in Pregnancy + Beyond: The Hospital Stay

In the days leading up to my due date (and then leading up to the actual delivery 10 days later), I dreamed about all the delicious, not-safe-for-pregnancy foods that I would eat.  Think raw sushi, potentially unpasteurized soft cheeses, and drippy eggs.  Fast forward to day 1 postpartum - I can't remember if I ate (surely I must have), what I ate (breakfast, maybe?), or if I enjoyed it (doubtful, as it was most likely hospital food).  While eating was at the forefront of my mind, it wasn't my eating with which I was concerned.  I imagine that's usually the case, especially with baby #1 when you're faced with a steep learning curve (or maybe that was just me?) and extreme sleep deprivation.  While I'm expecting sleep deprivation again, I'm hoping the learning curve with #2 isn't quite as steep (wishful thinking?).  Here's my plan for thriving (ok, surviving) during the whirlwind that is the first couple days postpartum.  

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