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Second to brides, there’s no group of women more motivated to lose weight and feel their best than new moms. Many of the Foodtrainers clients have already come to them for Prenatal Foodtraining. In these sessions the nutritionists meet with women once a trimester to highlight all the important dos and don’ts. In the third trimester visit they will go over a shopping list. They create a Fresh Direct shopping list and once clients have the baby they can simply click through to have all the essentials delivered to their door. They will also suggest food delivery services that can provide meals (adore Food Matters, Tricia Williams is a menu magician) while women make that “adjustment” to sleeplessness and the emotional and hormonal roller coaster that is post partum.

Women know that nothing they suggest at Foodtrainers will be iffy or risky if they are breastfeeding. They will also take into account the issues new mothers may face. Baby blues? Snack on Health Warrior’s chia bars; chia is rich in omega 3’s to boost your mood. They also curb your appetite (I love these bars). Not making as much milk as you’d like? Oatmeal to the rescue. Mother in law driving you nuts? Sorry, there are limits.


The cornerstones of Foodtraining (and the Little Book of Thin) are planning and timing and the good news is that new moms are generally fairly schedule oriented so it works well. They have lists for moms such as “top 10 things to deal with while the baby naps” that are always appreciated.

And once the baby is sleeping a little more and you’re green lighted to exercise they will up the weight loss ante a bit. Post baby they field more complaints about “mushiness” than anything else so they employ “secret weapon foods” that are known to decrease body fat. Lauren Slayton, founder of Foodtrainers and also the mom of two boys can’t give away all of her secrets but you may want to shop for sunflower seeds the next time you’re at the market.

When you start to venture out use Little Book of Thin as your guide to “be choosy when you’re boozy”, Trim your Travel and put an end to your 4pm (or after dinner) Witching Hour. There’s no reason why nutrition or weight loss has to be miserable and boring. They keep it “light” and fun!

If you are out East Thursday, August 7th 10:00am-5:00 pm stop by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Hamptons Trunk Show. Features designer clothing, jewelry, accessories, art, and home décor for sale, along with music and refreshments in an elegantly tented outdoor space. Twenty percent of the proceeds of all sales benefit UJA-Federation, which helps care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere. Event will be at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Highway. $50.00 per ticket and kids get in for free and get a free frozen yogurt!

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