Ep 5 Postpartum Body Image

Learned Heard & Stirred show

Summary: Postpartum is an equally exciting and scary time for a new mom. You've carried a growing baby for nine months and by week 40 of pregnancy - or past the due date, as many first-time moms experience - you are pretty good with the whole pregnancy thing and ready to issue an eviction notice. Bringing a new baby into the world presents new challenges without the added pressure of "getting our bod(ies) back." In this episode, I explore the hormonal impacts of pregnancy and postpartum, my personal experience and the experiences of a few other moms, and talk about ways to invite healthy habits, self care, and self-kindness into your life during the postpartum period and beyond. Information about Postpartum Anxiety and Depression: http://americanpregnancy.org/first-year-of-life/forms-of-postpartum-depression/ Postpartum Thyroiditis: https://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/postpartum-thyroiditis https://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Postpartum_Thyroiditis_brochure.pdf Postpartum Hormone Research: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/86/10/4933/2849260 https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/96/1/E40/2833636 https://www.sciencealert.com/pregnancy-changes-a-woman-s-brain-structure-for-at-least-2-years-after-giving-birth Questions, topic ideas, or to find out how you can work with me for one-on-one coaching, email: fitfabwellbychanel@gmail.com 10 Minute Taco Bowl with Black Bean Dip INGREDIENTS " 2 CUPS COOKED QUINOA " 1 LB GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF " 2 TEASPOONS ONION POWDER " 1 TEASPOON CUMIN " 1 TEASPOON CAYENNE " 1 TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER " 2-4 CUPS ROMAINE LETTUCE " 1 AVOCADO, SLICED " 1 BAG OF HARVEST SNAPS BLACK BEAN SNAPS " BLACK BEAN DIP: " 1 CAN BLACK BEANS (ORGANIC AND NO SALT ADDED IF POSSIBLE) " 1 TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER " ½ TABLESPOON AVOCADO OIL " SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE DIRECTIONS 1. In a large pan, add a little avocado oil and turn onto medium heat 2. Mix together spices in a small bowl then add to pan (or skillet) with the beef (use a spatula or utensil to break up the beef in the pan so it is crumbles 3. Pour spices onto the beef and mix well 4. Cook the beef for about 8 minutes or until it is cooked through 5. While beef cooks, add the black bean dip ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined and creamy (but thick) 6. Once ready, assemble your taco bowls by adding romaine, avocado, Harvest Snaps, cooked beef and the black bean dip 7. Salsa and other veggies would also be great in this 8. *Black bean dip will stay good for about 5 days in fridge