I am now 4 months postpartum. (SQUUEEE!)
While I am smaller than when I first got pregnant (50 lbs lost since the day I went into labor…I know. 30 of that was baby), I’m still not where I want to be. I chalk that up to breastfeeding. It burns 500 calories a day, but that doesn’t mean my diet is reflecting well on that. I also don’t workout except for the occasional ten minutes on the tredmill looking like a freak. There is a little suspicion going on in my head that I am possibly anemic or lacking protein because everyday I HAVE to have a burger. Here’s the real kicker- I hate burgers. I think ground up meat is disgusting and beef always tasted weird to me. Now, it practically melts in my mouth. Obviously, burgers everyday are not necessarily a good thing for your health.
Recently, my mom started blogging about her journey to lose weight on the Shaklee 180 program. It is working so well for her that I decided to give it a try in an effort to get all of my nutritional needs. Yes, Shaklee 180 is considered safe for nursing moms, assuming you get an appropriate amount of calories. There are, however, some differences. In your turnaround kit you are given a Metabolic Booster to take at every meal. Its a giant purple horse pill that is basically a super doped up vitamin. For nursing moms, they recommend ditching that and instead using their Vita Lea with Iron supplement, which provides nutrients for breast health plus the iron. I’m thinking this is a pre-natal vitamin with a different name, but I was attracted to the Iron.
For you Mamavation Moms reading here’s where Shaklee might be appealing to you: it is GMO-Free and proud of it. It is also Gluten free and lactose free (but also Dairy free-I found no dairy in the labels which is amazing because B is now allergic to dairy). The way Shaklee 180 works is with an amino acid, Leucine, helping you burn the fat without losing muscle. I’ve noticed a big difference when I drink two shakes a day as recommended, or swap in a meal bar. I cheat (DA BURGERS), but so far I’ve lost 2 pounds in about a week. My clothes are fitting looser and looser, and I’m feeling better and better. I’m not eating (as much) crap as I was in the beginning of baby (hellooo cookies) so look at this like a detox. I’ve noticed I’m more toned, which is great because I’m not working out the way I should.
We recently bought myself some shakes and bars so I don’t dip into Mom’s supply since she is doing this more “for realz.” I’m so excited to try the Caffe Latte flavor in the shakes, and may add in some coffee. I’ll let you know how that goes!
So, Mamavation Moms, how are your goals going!?