How to get back to pre-pregnancy weight? Eat right, workout, drink lots of water Blah blah! We all have read about it a zillion times, heard from our friends who have snap back into their pre-pregnancy avatar almost instantly. Don’t get me wrong all that is absolutely correct and there is no easier way to do it and no magic pill. But what are we doing wrong as moms, which creates hurdles in our weight loss journey. I am talking specifically about food and how we eat it. These 3 reasons apply to all moms
Eating your baby’s leftovers
I have done it, you have done it and all moms have done it. Small children are still developing their taste buds and we cannot expect them to eat every thing that we serve. Many times the food is half eaten or even untouched. So we just help ourselves and gobble the food down our throat thinking we should not waste food. While doing this good deed we often forget that we are eating when its not needed! Instead keep it aside and eat it when you intent to, or offer it to the pets in house or strays outside.
Eating your meals in Hurry
When you are a mom, you know how mom guilt is always hanging like a sword above our necks. If our babies are crying when we are doing anything for ourselves, we often rush through the process to get back to them. Eating too fast will never make you realize when you’re full and should stop eating. Every mom deserves at least 3 meals in peace and a shower! So ask someone to fill in for you and keep the mom guilt aside while you finish your meal.
When we all sit together on the dining table as a family, we tend to enjoy our meals better. The idea is to enjoy your food and not treat it as a task. Have a conversation with your family and make sure your baby joins you in a high chair. It’s a great way to introduce your child to taste, smell and explore different food groups. Initially you will have to make separate baby food for your little one but eventually they will start asking for what is served on the table. Eating with everyone will have a positive impact on your food choices and inculcate good eating habits in your little one as well. It’s a win-win situation.
These are a few points I have noticed in my fitness journey after my twins were born. Even if your try to make these changes in your day to day life along with eating right and working out, I am sure any one can achieve their goals! What are your thoughts?