It’s a difficult expectation to meet, but one diet and fitness pros say is essential to the wellbeing of mothers everywhere. We collated their ideas into the following tips for busy Super Moms.
Keep it simple. That’s the first piece of advice from nutritionist Lynn Grieger, also a columnist at iVillage.com and the mother of two teenaged boys.
Try to cook at least dinner at home.
It doesn’t have to be a big production. Cook a simple, balanced meal and make it a rule in the house that this is dinner and everyone’s expected to eat it.
Be aware of quantity
Your metabolism doesn’t run with the same crazy energy as that of kids. Limit your carbohydrates tocondiment size and fill up on fiber-rich green vegetables instead.
Ensure you eat the greatest amount of protein and carbs in the morning so you burn them off the rest of the day.
Don’t eat your kids’ food
Children of pre-school age frequently eat only part of their meal. Resist the temptation to eat their leftovers, especially on top of your own serving.