As seen on Models for Wellness. When you’re eating for two you find you’re much more aware of the nutritional content of foods you eat. It’s not about counting calories it’s about counting how many grams of protein you get in a day, or how much folate you’re eating, or how much calcium is in a meal. I found the best way to make sure I was ingesting what this baby needed was to make daily smoothies. Not those smoothies with fruit juice and ten kinds of frozen fruit – I don’t want this baby to be munching on sugar the entire pregnancy. I’m talking about smoothies with oats, avocados, chia seeds, nut butters, kale, spinach etc. Yumm. So here are my 3 favourite go-to nutrient dense smoothies that I add to my daily pregnancy diet – you can bet I’ll still be making my smoothies like this post-baby too!
It’s so hard to believe that we get to meet this baby boy in less than a month (I will be full term this weekend!)! It feels like I’ve been pregnant for years…but at the same time it feels like it’s absolutely flown by. But seeing the nursery all set up has definitely made reality sink in for us. Originally we were thinking we’d put baby in a corner (ha!) of our bedroom. It was a nice idea and all, but when we started getting all of the STUFF that comes with babies I realized we would need an actual room to store it in. So our office got moved to another part of the apartment and the nursery design began! I had a beautiful baby shower at the end of February, so now we’re all set and it’s time to show off the finished product!
Appropriately dubbed Bockstar by Maxim Magazine in her recent editorial with them, you’ll have seen Kate in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Victoria’s Secret, L’Oreal, Kose, Guess, Elle Italia and GQ (to name a few). Read on to discover the skin care, nutrition and fitness secrets that keep this beauty swimsuit ready all year round.
As seen on Models for Wellness. Everyone knows I’m all about glowing skin starting from within, so it just makes sense to me that breakouts in certain regions of our face are associated with different issues. Above all, I trust that everything can be connected to diet. So if you don’t believe in face mapping just start with a good hard look at your overall health – especially the foods you consume – and I bet if you find just one thing to improve on you’ll see positive results in your face. But some issues are connected to environmental triggers, and here’s where a good face map may be just what the doctor ordered.
The ultimate choices from my growing arsenal of belly butters and oils. By the length of this list you can tell that this is how I’m fulfilling my product-testing-beauty-junkie needs – because if my face routine can’t be exciting due to sensitive pregnancy skin, my belly routine can be!
As seen on Models for Wellness. We spend so much time making sure our faces make it through the bitter cold months of winter that we often neglect the things that give away our age more than any other body part. Our hands. In an effort to devote more time to the skin on the rest of our bodies, I’ve compiled my guide to soft hands during that pesky arctic weather.
As seen on Models for Wellness. It’s all about the nutrients, ladies. You need to know which nutrient causes which benefit, and whether or not you can find enough of it in your daily diet. If the answer is no, then wander the naturopathy aisle to your hearts content. Here are my favourite supplements for helping a body produce healthy skin, hair, and nails.
I’m quickly learning that pregnancy doesn’t just come with personal changes; it comes with changes to how people react around you. Suddenly you have no private life. Your boobs, belly, aches, gas, digestion, and everything in-between are all up for discussion. Not only that, your decisions are up for debate too. The responsibility of having your body nurture and grow a child is stressful enough without having every other person question if you’re doing it right…