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Jennifer Van Barneveld (Coach JVB)

Bio: My name Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe and this is a collection of my experiences through blogging on balancing the life of a Fitness Expert/Nutritionist and brand new Mommy.

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6 Comments

  1. Amanda says

    Hi there,

    I’d like some more information regarding the online training?
    Rates and any other information would be great!

    Thanks!

    • Hi Amanda, can you please email me at “jenny@jvbonline.ca”? I can forward you all the information through email 🙂

  2. Fernanda says

    Hello,
    Are you accepting new online coachting for may?
    How much it cost?
    I am very interested to know.
    Thank you

  3. Sasha Russ says

    Hi, I am hoping you can help me. I recently found out I am pregnant. (9weeks). I have been in the fitness industry for about 4 years now and have always been in great shape… Weight training and crossfit. I am having huge trouble with my food right now.. Hoping it will pass, but chicken and eggs make me grossed out, and I crave nothing but carbs which has made me puffy. I’m not worrying too much about gaining weight but I also don’t want to blow up or be puffy right now. I have also tried getting enough fiber in and green leafy vegetables don’t set well on my stomach. I was wondering if you give advice for this since you just had your son or if you have some sort of meal plan that can help maintain my weight and not keep me feeling puffy. Looking forward to hearing from you! Can you please email me? Thanks!
    Your longtime biggest fan 😉
    Sasha Russ

    • Hi Sasha,

      Congratulations and thanks for reaching out to me. What wonderful news! At 9 weeks, you’re not likely going to want to eat the foods you were normally accustomed to and that’s totally fine because your body is preparing itself for childbirth during the 1st trimester so there’s a lot of things going on internally. I, too, ate primarily carbs at that stage and also didn’t want to train very much so nothing is abnormal. The great news is your body will feel more normal in the 2nd Trimester being able to again eat what you normally like and having more energy to workout.

      I also wouldn’t worry too much about weight gain because obviously it’s going to happen so I recommend this time to embrace all of the changes of motherhood and listen to your body. If you want to eat something now, eat it and enjoy it with no guilt and no judgement. It’s essential to have body fat because that’s where baby will get his/her nutrients from so expect about 2-8 lbs of weight gain during your 1st Trimester and remember most of the weight gain is temporary and it’s not all in the form of body fat accumulation. Again enjoy this time Sasha! It’s wonderful! Congratulations again! I’m so excited for you!

      I also have a Prenatal ebook that you might be interested that contains sample meal plans, exercises for pregnancy, recipes, and information on what you can expect during pregnancy – http://jvbstronggirls.com/ebook/

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