Weight loss Tips For Busy Women.
Staying on track with your diet can be difficult for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult for a busy working mom. A hectic schedule can make it difficult to get to the gym on a regular basis, plan your meals ahead of time, or even remember to bring your lunch to work each day. When it’s too easy to grab something at the drive-through when you’re in a hurry, sticking to your diet can be challenging. Here are some helpful hints and suggestions from other busy women to help you stick to your diet amid the temptations.
Don’t try to “save time” by eating on the go or snacking at your desk. Take the time to eat like a civilised human being, no matter how busy you are, to quote my mother. Set the table, plate your dishes, and enjoy your meal. You’ll eat less and feel fuller, and you won’t be tempted to snack because you’ve been hungry all day.
Cook just what will be consumed. Ignore all the homemaker posts that advise you to ‘cook for tomorrow’ in order to save time. At each meal, prepare one portion per person. You’ll resist the urge to eat the leftovers – and you’ll be teaching your family good eating habits in the process.
Get up early enough to enjoy a home-cooked meal. The rush to get ready in the morning can tempt you to grab something on the way to work or miss breakfast altogether. It’s not a good idea. With midmorning trips to the snack machine – and a lot more calories – you’ll end up eating up all that saved time – and a lot more calories – or fighting off the blahs all morning. Stock up on quick and easy breakfast options.A good, nutritious breakfast consists of a piece of fruit, a cup of yogurt, and a slice of toast.
The majority of diets recommend drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. There are ways to make a half gallon of water more appealing if the sight of it makes you feel sick. At work, stock up on flavoured bottled water and keep one ice cold on your desk. In a crystal pitcher, float mint sprigs or lemon slices. There are no extra calories, but the difference in appearance and taste is incredible!
Trying to lose baby weight can be frustrating. You want to take it off as quickly as possible – but your body may not be cooperative. Keep in mind that your body is designed to nourish a child for up to a year after you give birth. Putting it on a starvation diet would send it into survival mode, making losing weight much more difficult. Eat healthy portions and raise your activity level instead of battling your body’s natural ability to store nutrition for the infant. If you’re breastfeeding, keep in mind that your body needs up to 1000 extra calories a day. Don’t cut corners or you’ll trick your body into thinking it’s hungry.
For moral help, use the buddy scheme. It’s easier to stick to your goal if you make a deal with a mate to exercise together. Instead of meeting for lunch, challenge your mates to a tennis match or go for a brisk walk in the park.
Remember that the real keys to losing weight permanently are a healthy, active lifestyle and a balanced diet. You’ll make it easier for yourself to lose weight and hold it off for good if you choose a diet that suits your lifestyle.