Liz talks where to economize on a skincare routine & where to get spendy; why injectables are a no-go (NO JUDGY); and gives a hard “no” on intermittent fasting and calorie restriction during breastfeeding.
Welcome to Liz Talks. I’m Liz, and I’m a nutritional therapy practitioner and bestselling author, but here I’m 0% professional and 100% mom, spouse, friend, and overly. We’re going to talk food, beauty, family, fitness, mental health, friendship, marriage, and everything in between in this season of Liz Talks and I’m so glad you’re along for the ride.
Remember, this is a podcast about thoughts, feelings, and opinions, and I definitely do not give individual, personal or medical. This is episode 45 of Liz Talks, in case you missed it. Last week’s episode 44 was an interview with Esther Blum, who literally wrote the book on Perry Menopause, Menopause and Hormones.
It’s called, See You Later, Ovulate. And it is Out now. And on that note, I gotta do some kind of real or some kind of social media about this because I just turned 39 and feeling pretty good. You know, my thirties were, my thirties were good. And now all of a sudden I am getting constant barrage of ads for fitness over 40, skincare over 40, travel over 40 books over 40.
Come on. I don’t feel like this is some massive transition. Maybe it is. At least the industry of travel over 40 wants it to be, but it’s, man, it’s getting to me a little bit. Anyway, sponsorship. A big thank you to Arrowhead Mills for sponsoring this podcast and our weekly Saturday morning pancake tradition.
Next time you go to the store, look for Arrowhead Mills products. You can also find them on Vitacost dot. . All right. I wanna share some updates with everyone. First of all, I talked briefly about a new project I’m working on around. Dedicated to rising women entrepreneurs, online entrepreneurs. So if you’ve ever thought about running a business online, making money on the internet, whether it’s with recipe blogging, sharing parenthood tips, anything that you’re really passionate about sharing, you wanna do it on the internet and you wanna get paid for it, I wanna help you.
So the project is called How She Grew, and it’s going to launch very soon, and I’m going to do an episode about it. With Noel Tar, she runs the Well Fed Women Podcast and coconuts and kettlebells. She’s super successful, much more so than I am, but somehow I have made things work for over a decade. So we’re gonna talk about this stuff.
We’re gonna talk about how to do it, what not to do, and what the most successful women in this field have done. We’re talking to some. Incredibly successful women. I’m actually pinching myself that we had any of these people agree to do these interviews with us, to talk about making money online and how to support you.
So I could not be more excited about this. It’s coming out really soon. I’ll do an episode really soon where you can learn a little bit more about it. So just stay tuned. It’s going to be amazing. . My next update is about Van Life. I guess, although I know hashtag van life is a very mm, aggressively protected hashtag.
If you don’t do it right, I’ve heard that you can get in trouble. So I’m not actually hashing van life. I’m just talking about life with a converted sprinter van. So as I’ve talked about before, we converted a sprinter van, or we had a sprinter van converted, which basically means we bought. Shell of a gigantic van, like almost like an Amazon delivery van.
The biggest one you can possibly get and sent it out to be converted into a camper van. We’ve got bunk beds, we’ve got a bathroom, a shower, a sink, you know, little mini kitchen, all kinds of stuff in there so that we can take it on the road, take our kids with us, and hopefully make some memories in it without actually having to buy a, an rv, which, Wildly intimidating.
So we started this process in 2020 and of course supply chain issues, all that type of stuff, delayed it for like a year and a half. So we’re not so much in pandemic mode anymore where we’re like, We gotta go to all the national parks, we gotta do everything outside. But we’re really, really grateful to have it.
And what’s fun is actually it’s rentable. So we have it on out, we have it on outdoors. We’re renting it for the weekends and the times that we’re not using it and it’s already going really, really well, we guess accidentally sort of bought a rental property, but it’s been fun so far and I actually took, I talked in a previous episode about how my seven year old daughter really just needed a break, so, You know, ordinarily I would’ve, over th it just been so worried about learning to drive this giant thing, figure out how it works.
I probably would’ve waited until we could all go on a trip together and I could see how my husband does everything. He’s the one that knows how it works. He kind of headed up the project, but instead I was like, My kid needs this, I needs this. We’re. So I took my seven year old out to a camping spot that we found on uh, hip camp.com.
It’s like you can literally rent space on people’s beautiful properties to park yourself and have a beautiful camping experience. So we did that. It was absolutely wonderful. Figured out how the van worked, Drove the fan 40 minutes to to the camping spot and just had an amazing time with no screens, playing with chickens.
Dogs and fishing and doing all kinds of things. We actually went twice to the same property. It was really, really fun. The second time we brought a friend with us and just had such a blast. So hip camp.com. Super cool website, and actually outdoorsy.com if you wanna rent our van. There’ve been some challenges.
I don’t love the cassette toilet situation, so if anybody out there has a van with a cassette toilet, Let me know how that works for you and what I can drop into it to make it smell like rainbows and butterflies. I’m actually gonna have my friend Laura Brunner, Laura radical roots on Instagram on the show because she did actual Van Life, literally lived in her converted van for quite some time with her family and her kids.
And we’re gonna talk all about how Van Life works, where you can go, how you can park, Types of things you should do and how to feel empowered to just go do live an amazing life. And I’m becoming, maybe this is a almost 40 thing. I’m becoming very conscious of only having this one amazing life. So really restructuring a lot of my thoughts about life and some of my decisions around that.
So hopefully we can have some really quick cool adventures in the van. And I will post it to Instagram eventually. I don’t, I have this problem folks where I just, not that anybody is constantly thinking about how their life can be shown online, but I, I forget sometimes my mission is really to be useful to people.
And oftentimes just posting online doesn’t feel like really, really targeting that mission. So, you know, like I said, I am working on some really amazing projects, right. . And oftentimes when I really get knee deep into a project that I think is gonna be life changing, I don’t think about posting, You know, my travels online to my Instagram stories.
I don’t think about posting what I’m doing on a day to day basis on Instagram. And maybe that’s an almost 40 thing too, being a Zen or one of the Oregon Trail generations. The internet is useful and I certainly can get caught up in a scroll here and there, but I definitely forget to share what I’m doing sometimes cuz it’s just not on my mind all the time.
I really wanna be useful to folks and of course entertaining and I love, love, love my community. I was thinking the other day about how grateful I am for it, the people that I get to message back and forth with on Instagram. I recognize your names, I know who you are and I really look forward to hearing from.
but I’m sorry. Sometimes I literally just forget to tell you what I’m up to, but I’m still here all as well. We’re starting out on Van Life. I’m working on some really amazing projects, and it’s all. , final little tidbit. I have a book recommendation. It’s called Hold Onto Your Kids. And I think I’ve talked about this before and I’m gonna admit I actually haven’t read it in full yet.
But with some of the things that we’re going through right now with my seven year old and with my parenting, I really needed some really easy tidbits that made a lot of sense to me. And doing kind of the speed read of hold onto your kids has been really, really helpful. And this concept of gathering your kids, of just taking the time to truly not just connect with them, but but pull them back to you by showing your interest in what they’ve been doing, by taking that time to ask them, How was your lunch?
Things like that. It’s been really, really helpful and I’m working on a lot of things and I’ll certainly share those things as time goes on. These ideas have been really helpful to me so far. Now you might have noticed this is episode 45 and we are going to wrap up this season of Liz Talks over the next couple of months.
I don’t know what the future of the podcast is. I love podcasting. I love interviewing, and I really thought I would figure out exactly what this podcast is for by. And I can’t say I’ve come to a conclusion yet. I’m so, I guess the word that I would pull from how she grew is I’m multi passionate. I care about a lot of things.
I care about the food that I eat. I care about beauty and anti-aging in a safe way, skincare products and whatnot. I care about fitness, I care about family, and I wanna have something on every level for everybody. Obviously that’s somewhat impossible, but I really want this podcast to reflect something that is targeted and useful to people, and I know.
You know, my core believers, my core community are here for whatever it is. We have great conversations here. We take ’em over to Instagram, but this podcast has to be for something and I’m figuring that out hopefully for season two. So we’re doing a full year of episodes all the way to episode 52.
Probably take a little bit of a break or just do you know, check-ins here and there, something a little bit less detailed and figure out how I can bring some really interesting information. So, Mm. Not a whole lot of people are talking about, and maybe even. A format where I tackle one topic over the course of a shorter season.
Something really interesting that we can dive really in depth into, We can do follow up questions, things like that. Or, you know, maybe I bring on a co-host. There are lots and lots of possibilities and I would love to hear from you about not just what you wanna hear about, but maybe what you would wanna really de do a deep dive into.
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Thanks, Liz. Longtime listener. Since the early balanced Bites days, big fan of the new podcast and material. Okay, well this is one where I will get myself into trouble for both of my kids. I have used, and maybe you’ve seen this on my Instagram stories, when I do little snapshots of the baby monitor, I have used, well they are, they’re pretty thick, pretty old school crib bumpers.
Wait, hold on. I need to back up for both of my kids. After they have been mobile and perfectly able to move themselves around if they become uncomfortable or if their head is mashed up against something completely able to move themselves. And in my opinion, I think 13 months is that is a time when, unless there is some sort of mobility, uh, uh, delay or mobility.
Divergence there, that 13 months would’ve been, I probably would’ve added the crib bumpers before that. I probably added the crib bumpers at. , gosh, I don’t know, 8, 9, 10 months. And I know people that added the crib bumpers much earlier than that. I was actually watching an episode of Little House on the Prairie a long time ago, and this is neither, this is not important, this means nothing.
But I did chuckle because they had a little baby boy at some point, which ended up being a really sad story and we stopped watching it. It was not exactly a kid friendly show, in my opinion, um, after that point. But they had a baby boy. And there was a scene where they showed him sleeping. They put him face down on like this really puffy material with a bonnet around his head and his neck and blanket over the top.
And I was just thinking, Man, is this what we used to do? Anyway, so at least probably by 13 months, both of my kids, I’ve put in these wool and cotton crib bumpers. They’re very puffy, but they’re very breathable, and unfortunately very, very, very hard to find. This was seven years ago where I bought the first set.
where they are literally, you know, toughed, maybe it’s not toughed, but like fluffy wool surrounded by organic cotton, and then with a cotton pillowcase over the top. They’re these, I think I got them from Holy Lamb organics. They don’t sell them anymore because it is widely considered unsafe, inappropriate unadvisable to put these crib bumpers in the.
Um, I ended up getting a second set of them just, you know, to safeguard against poop and vomit and stuff like that, and I ended up getting those from Amazon. So somebody was selling those on Amazon. Those aren’t on Amazon anymore either, so it’s really, really difficult to find crib bumpers that are not synthetic, that are.
Organic and that are available. Even the really thin sort of hard crib bumpers have massively bad reviews because of course there are people hopping on there saying, These are unsafe. You should literally, your child should sleep on a slab, covered in a fitted sheet. And we did that. We did the slab and the fitted sheet went for my second, my first, we actually bed shared, which I’ve talked about in past episodes.
We bed shared. and you know, a lot of the research from James McKenna around breast sleeping and that maternal connection, um, informed our decision to bed share. But with my second, I was ready to do the crib thing, so we did do kind of the conventional sleep in, in a very austere environment for at least the first.
Mm. Six to eight months I think. And it actually made me really sad to see her in there with nothing to snuggle onto. But this was the decision I made. You know, I can’t change the past. There are things I might have done differently. There are things I might have done the same, but right now I’m looking at the monitor.
It’s like five o’clock in the morning and I’m recording this. I’m looking at the monitor, and she’s now 26 months old. Something like, and she’s got her bumper, she’s got blankets, she’s got stuffed animals, and she’s all good. So I want folks to know I am fully aware and understanding of the safe sleep recommendations, and I know.
Terrible things have happened for multiple reasons around so-called co-sleeping, not necessarily safe bed sharing as much, but unsafe co-sleeping where parents are impaired or you, they fall in asleep, um, on a couch or in a chair, which is really, really difficult stuff, especially. You know, when you’re exhausted.
But anyway, my, my decision has been to add a crib bumper after a certain point with both of my kids. Fluffy, probably very much against recommendations. Um, but the good news is you can’t even find it anymore. So you can’t even take my horrible advice and apply it to your own life. I actually did send. My second set of crib bumpers away to a podcast listener who inquired about them at one point last year, donated those to the next person.
So hopefully everything’s going well there and hopefully this helps. . I don’t know. I, I don’t think at 13 months is probably much of a risk, but I’ll put the disclaimer and say, Talk to your pediatrician and you’re safe sleep expert and your lactation consultant, and evaluate all the things that would contribute to the safety of your baby in a crib with something fluffy.
All right, next up. Question from Caitlin. This is a little shift we’re gonna shift to skincare cuz you know, I’m really, I’ve always been passionate about skincare. I wrote The Skin Intervention Guide, which then became the purely Primal skincare guide many, many years ago and sold thousands of copies of that.
But most of that was around safe skincare and natural skincare. So safe on the side of natural. Oils, extracts, hydrosols, which is a word I was struggling to remember the other day, things like that. Now, now that I’m 39 and I’m thinking about skincare over 40, I’m really into products that are safe sometimes that are natural, but that are really effective, stacked with actives, don’t use common potentially problematic ingredients.
Um, and that work really, really well. So I’m into the anti-aging. , and that’s really what my focus is now. We’re working on some really cool stuff around that as well. Um, so let’s talk about this. Any benefits to using eye cream in addition to a facial moisturizer? All right. I feel like I’m gonna get lambasted for some of these things that I’m saying because I’m not an aesthetician and honestly, I, I don’t want to be, I have some aestheticians that I consult with around questions that come in from people.
and that’s perfect. But as far as becoming an aesthetician, I’m never gonna work in an aesthetics environment. I don’t need to know, you know, all of the ins and outs of working physically on people, on workplace safety, things like that. So, you know, apologies and wanna be very straightforward about my credentials here.
I am an enthusiast. I love looking into the science of skincare. I have a researcher who. It answers all of my questions and pulls from the scientific literature. I consult with estheticians, but I am not one, I am not a scientist or an esthetician, but this is what I’ve concluded in my opinion. Eye creams.
They’re often formulated more specifically for the eye area. However, if you have like a killer moisturizer that feels good around your eyes, that doesn’t irritate them, I really don’t think there’s a problem with economizing on your skincare buy and simply using your favorite moisturizer as your eye cream.
Now, that might not. Be pertinent to people who are struggling with, for example, dark circles. If you have dark circles, you might wanna use an eye cream that’s specifically targeted toward that issue. If you have puffiness, you might wanna use an eye cream that’s specifically targeted toward puffiness.
Caffeine is a really good ingredient to use for puffiness. Along slide, you know, things like facial massage and guha, things like that. Caffeine works because it precipitates water, I guess, out of the cell. I believe I used to be more solid on the science around this, so it can help relieve puffiness. But other than that, if you’re just looking to nurture the skin around your eyes, avoid fine lines and wrinkles, I feel like.
If you like your moisturizing cream, you go for it. I’ve talked about mine before. I use a cream that is stacked with really disgusting birth tissue derivatives, and it works amazingly well. I’ve called it my placenta cream. I’ve called it my stem cell cream, which I’ve talked about stem cells in a previous episode.
What they actually are and what they’re not, but it is a, it’s called the charra Omni. Ugh. I call it placenta cream, but if you wanna go, if you wanna try it, it’s very expensive. It works unbelievably well. It literally erased the fine lines that I was developing around my eyes in like two weeks was unbelievable.
So you can go to real food liz.com/stem cell cream. and use code Real Food, Liz. All caps for 10% off the code should still work. So give that a try. Like I said, it’s an expensive cream. It has a lot of expensive ingredients in it. It’s got peptides, it’s got derivatives of Wharton’s jelly, of placental stem cell derivatives, things like that.
And it works amazingly well and that’s what I care about. So if that’s something you’d be interested in, I do use that around my eyes. Okay. Another skincare question. I wash my face with unscented bar soap in the shower. Am I missing some skin benefits by not using a facial cleanser? Okay. Again, a lot of people would say, yes, you’re missing benefits, but I tend to think that in general, as long as you aren’t using like a super harsh soap, and most soaps these days are much less harsh than the soaps of like our childhood.
It’s, I think it’s fine. Cleanser is another place I feel good telling people to economize, like again, I’m using a really expensive serum. I’m using a really expensive moisturizer. I need to economize somewhere. And if that’s on eye cream and cleanser, I’m good with that. I do think a double cleanse with something like ho Hoba oil for an oil cleanse would really nurture your skin’s barrier function and help keep oil production balanced.
Balanced and ho hoba oil is really, really affordable. But again, it’s the skincare treatments and moisturizers that I’m like, shift your budget there. Um, I do have a skincare vault, that’s what I’m calling it, that I’m gonna send out to my subscribers. It’s not publicly available, so I’ve added that to. The email confirmation you’ll get when you sign up for my email@example.com and I’ll also send that out on my next Monday email for my current subscribers.
It’s primarily focused on anti-aging, but really that’s just code for making the skin as healthy as it can possibly be. There’s no way around that. So I put my recommendations at a few different price points for different steps in your skincare routine in that vault, and I put a lot of work into it. So I’m, I’m, It’s just something that I’m given to my subscribers.
So all you need to do is go to real food liz.com, sign up for emails there, or if you’re already a subscriber, look for my next Monday email. It’s not, it’s not always. Every other Monday, every once in a while it bounces around depending on, depending on what’s going on in life. So I’ll just pop that link into the next couple emails to make sure everybody gets access to it.
and I just realized, by the way, I need to put the charcoal cleansing bar from Beauty Counter in the vault because it’s literally my favorite cleansing bar ever. But it’s not budget friendly. So if that’s what you’re looking for, keep your almost 30 bucks and maybe do you know a double clean? Yeah, a double cleanse with something inexpensive like ho hoba oil.
And then shift your skincare budget to something like your serum and your moisturizer. All right, next question. Hi, Liz. I’m so glad you’re back to the podcasting world. I look forward to your episodes every week, and my bestie and I love debriefing together. Here’s my question, What the heck can I do to improve dark circles?
I’ve been self conscious about my under eye circle since I was a little girl. I attribute much of this to hearing my mom talk about hers negatively for my entire childhood. Something I vow not to pass on to my daughter. I’ve been told they’re genetic caused by too much caffeine, lack of sleep, lack of a good eye cream that they just happen because I have fair skin and light hair, et cetera.
I’ve tried so many things, cutting coffee, every I, every beauty counter, eye cream, guha, sun exposure. The only approach I’ve yet to invest. In depth is injectables. It makes me so nervous to think of having a foreign substance placed so close to my eyes. Have you researched this at all? Should I just devote my next 30 years to learning how to embrace the dark side?
I would truly appreciate your expertise and recommendation. Thank you for all you do for your community. Okay. I love, love, love this question. And I am like knee deep in research around injectables right now. Particularly like, uh, you know, Oh, what do you call it? Filler. Yeah, filler. And I stumbled across, Well, I didn’t stumble across my friend Noel Tar for some reason.
I can’t remember why she shared this account with me. Maybe it had something to do with Shalene Johnson. I think Shalene Johnson, who I was not familiar with, but now I am. She was having this like, Plastic surgery drama, and then ended up coordinating with a woman named Melinda, who is Beauty Broker official on Instagram.
And I’ve actually spoken to Melinda. I’ve actually done a consultation with her. You all know if you listen to the podcast, I get Botox. And as I’ve talked about, I’m very interested in anti-aging skincare. You know, I want to feel good, and part of that for me is looking good. Now, I would like to throw in there that this whole.
That this questioner said something I vow not to pass on to my daughter. This is not something that I’m always talking about. I’m not always looking in the mirror. I’m not always worried about what I look like, but I am conscientious about certain things selectively. So on that note, I have learned so, so, so much about filler and this is not, I don’t want anyone to take this personally, but filler right now.
and probably into the future is not something that I would do particularly around the eye area. One of the things that I have learned from following Melinda and from consulting with her is that filler does not go away. It isn’t resorbed into your body. You cannot dissolve it with filler dissolves without also risking, dissolving the same component that is naturally present in your cells.
So you have hyaluronic. Filler that people will say, Oh, if you get too much, you can just do the process of dissolving it. It’s true, there are compounds that can dissolve hyaluronic acid, but we also have hyaluronic acid in our tissues, so we don’t wanna attack that as well. So to the degree you can avoid filler, I would do so.
Injectables. They don’t look like a good idea to me. Botox, I think I’m okay with, but honestly if I was truly worried about my appearance to that degree after a certain period of time, you know, people use filler to, to, um, to. Plump and add volume, but really what it, but it doesn’t, um, it doesn’t support the drape of the skin.
I would, you know, honestly, just wait until you’re 50 and do a facelift, and do major surgery that we’ll see how people feel about that. But back to injectables, back to filler. Especially around the eye area, unless you have an incredibly good dermatologist who can administer something like filler or injectables, I would not even touch it.
I know there are really, really good cosmetic injectors right now, but it is also a. Exploding industry with people doing certifications, and then suddenly they’re doing injectables and it’s a little bit scary. So especially the effects over time, the settling of an injectable appears to me based on my research, and I’m still piecing all this stuff together.
By the way, I don’t entirely understand how it all works, but a concern I have is how this type of filler settles into the tissues over time. So there are tons of. Case studies on the beauty brokers Instagram that I would go and I would look at, read the comments, learn a little bit about that type of stuff, and see what a sort of touchy thing it really can be.
So on that note, if you’ve done all the things, gotten good sleep, removed them as much stress as possible, ruled out allergens, I say just live your life and find a great concealer. I would not do injectables. I hope that helps. All right. Next up. This is from Sarah. Having a hard time keeping my milk supply consistent through the day.
Now almost five months postpartum, and my breasts feel empty most of the day. Baby is eating for the same amount of time, but is getting hungry sooner. I only feel full of milk after not draining my breast for six plus hours. Also, thinking of intermittent fasting and restricting calories to lose weight.
Any insights? I think a lot of folks will know what I’m gonna say here. First of all, I’m gonna answer the last part. First, thinking of if and restricting calories to lose weight. No, don’t. Period. End of story, especially at this time in your life, it will only impact supply negatively. And if you’re only five months postpartum, I mean truly folks, I don’t even think about whether or not I don’t, I don’t think about any of this stuff until at least two years after having a baby, if only to get used to giving myself as much, much grace as.
And I still would not do intermittent fasting or restricting calories to lose weight. I am contemplating doing a course around fat loss to better understand the physiological mechanisms that make sustained. Fat loss, impossible. Now, I understand the problem that this poses around body positivity, around body neutrality, around all the things I preach about living your life and letting your body be nourished and let the chips falls fall where they may.
But I am actually very curious around the mechanisms that kick into gear when we lose any level of weight, whether it’s by accident because of stress, or for any other reason the body has some really. Fascinating mechanisms that actually make it impossible to sustain weight loss over time. And there are ways I think, to sort of hack those.
And of course, There are issues to contemplate around the mental side of weight loss, around body positivity, around living your life and stop being worrying about stuff like that. But at the same time, there’s just a piece of science that’s missing for me that I don’t quite understand and I’m, I’m contemplating going through a course around that.
But that is an entirely separate thing than thinking of intermittent fasting and restricting calories to lose weight at five months postpartum. Don’t do it. Nourish yourself. If it helps you not to look in the mirror, don’t but know that right now, and hopefully for the foreseeable future, your job is just to nurture yourself and be the best mom you can be.
Now, as far as the breast milk situation around milk supply and whatnot, around five months. . From what I know, this is entirely normal. Your breasts are not always gonna feel full at five months postpartum. You’re gonna feel really engorged around the beginning, but that will tape off over time as your supply regulates.
Now, baby eating for the same amount of time, but getting hungry sooner. It could be a lot of things. It could be a leap. It could be feeling cranky. It could be tea thing, it could be a growth spurt. All of that could be a reason why baby wants to eat sooner. But I wouldn’t take my word forward on all of these things.
What you need to do is consult with a lactation consultant because they can tell you an I B C L C or a lactation consultant can tell you what should be normal for you. They can get to know your baby, get to know you, get to know your breasts, and figure out exactly what’s going on. But hopefully that gives you some peace around your supply.
Now that said, I know people love these electrolytes and these are electrolytes that I use that really, really helped me, I think, keep my supply. and they’re the element electrolytes, real food. Liz, Let’s see. Let’s drink element lm nt.com/real food, Liz, And you can get a free sample pack with any purchase.
Watermelon salt tastes like a jolly rancher by the way, so you can order yourself like some citrus salt, which is a crowd pleaser. You can get a whole sample pack for free so you can experience the watermelon, lemon, lemon, ha, arrow, raspberry, and even the unflavored. But I found that getting enough salt and enough electrolytes was really, really helpful in ensuring my supply was good enough.
For my baby, and this is something, you can Google it. I don’t ha I don’t have a post on it, but a lot of people talk about how Element electrolyte packs specifically because they are higher in sodium, really, really impactful on milk supply. So if you’re worried about that, number one, No iff, no restricting calories.
Ensure you’re nurturing and nourishing your body with really good nutrition. Lots of egg yolks, lots of healthy fats, lots of protein, plenty of B vitamins. Coline, you could even take a co supplement if that’s, you know, easier for you. And of course, a really solid multivitamin. I took the one from Seeking Health.
I don’t know that multivitamins mins are necessary all the time forever, but I do think this is a time of life where they’re really important and really, really helpful. And then, of course, get your electro.
All right. That’s basically it for today. A little bit of a shorter episode, but I’ve got some really exciting stuff coming up next week. I’m talking to Dr. Jolene Brighton, who is a powerhouse. Absolutely amazing, so I hope you’ll tune in for that. on that note, that’s it for episode 45. A big thank you to Arrowhead Mills for making this episode possible.
Don’t forget to go get your vibrant body bra and remember, you can ask me anything by sending me a DM at Real Food Liz on Instagram. But the best way to ask is to go to Real food liz.com/ask Liz. That way they don’t get lost in my inbox, and any feedback on the future of this podcast would be greatly appreciated.
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