Weightloss

15 Reasons Why Dieting Is So Hard When You Have Kids


Motherhood gives mothers so many things, like a mom body, hips, spider veins, saggy parts, stretch mark and this is the best part confidence and pride. Carrying and giving birth to a person all by yourself is enough reason to strut with so much swagger and verve right? But what’s to be done with the extra weight? Between having to clean the house, take care of the kids and work your job what time is left to try and trim down?

And diets? Every mother wants to be as sexy as sin but hey, dieting with kids is just so hard and if you ever wonder why, here’s your answer;

 

1. Kids love eating snacks all the days of the week, and how can they eat junks without us being tempted to eat along?

2. Fruits such as banana, apples, cucumber and others are perfect food to eat when you’re in a rush but for how long?


3. Mums get those moments when we feel like we’re going crazy and eating is one of the things that pacifies us (you can be sure the meal ain’t gonna be healthy).

4. They said they want pancakes for breakfast and then they refuse to touch them, and food is not allowed to go to waste meanwhile since the food is not going to eat themselves, you end up stuffing yourself with it.

5. The truth is healthy foods are not as satisfying as carbs.
6. Kale smoothies are healthy but we all know they don’t taste great.

7. Instead of going through the trouble of cooking and begging your kids to eat, after having a very tiring day, how about we just eat out.

9. Maxi dresses hide everything, so why bother to trim down?

10. While watching exercise videos, you have to cope with being yelled at by the kids and the screen screaming at you.
11. Running? Who get that time?

12. Eating Greek yoghurt and fruits only for lunch seems like punishment

13. The sign of a mom is their mom body so why go through all that trouble to slim down?

14. Mom hips have their own function, babies and toddlers will have somewhere to sit on when they are carried. Why spoil that?

15. After eating all the boring healthy foods, at some point moms will be like “seriously! I’d rather be extra fat then eat this yucky food”

16. Not all moms are concerned about dieting, some are quite happy the way they are. We seriously don’t all have to be slim, do we?

For some moms who are not stressed by being parents to toddlers, dieting comes easy. To them I say, more grease to your elbow! And for us who are too swamped to be bothered to diet, it’s normal so let’s not work up ourselves over it.

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8 Ways To Lose Weight And Keep It


Losing weight is hard work, but losing weight and keeping it is even harder. When you are still there jubilating about your weight loss, before you know it you can’t pull your jean zipper up again. If you want to lose weight and keep it you have to follow the same routine and keep it, it’s not just about exercising, the food you eat and your lifestyle matters a lot.

And here are the ways to lose weight and keep it;

1. Eat a big breakfast

Don’t just make breakfast a priority but eat a large healthy breakfast packed with fibre like wheat, oatmeal or beans. When you skip breakfast you tend to crave unhealthy snacks which are high in calories. Meanwhile, a study has found that women who eat large breakfast have less hunger pangs than those who eat small breakfast.

2. Eat 30 grams of fiber a day

Eat more of fibre and limit your sugar, calories and saturated fat intake. Some of the foods rich in fibre are quinoa, barley, wheat, oatmeal, okra, potato, carrot, peas, vegetables.


3. Stop taking any beverage that’s not water, tea, or coffee

Most of us can’t do without these soft drinks, I know because even now I look at chilled soft drinks while inside the traffic and I do a hard job of talking myself out of buying it. It’s even worse when it’s given to me for free but these sodas and juices contain up to 18 teaspoons of sugar and 240 calories per 20-ounce serving, yet they have no nutritional value at all. Experts point to soft drinks as one of the top contributors to the obesity epidemic.

4. Stock your freezer with vegetables

Vegetables give you the biggest nutritional value, fresh vegetables are perfect but to preserve your vegetable store the, inside your freezer. And when you have vegetables stored up in your freezer, eating healthy is easy.

 

5. Eat proteins 

While women need about 46 grams of protein a day, men need 56 grams. If you intend to keep your weight in check work on eating proteins every day. It takes your body time to digest protein than fats or carbs which means you will be feeling full for a long time after taking protein.

6. Drink black coffee

Coffee doesn’t just make you stay awake, it can also help your metabolism so drink a cup of black coffee a day. As a woman, do not take more than 2 cups a day!

7. Easy on the alcohol

When drinking, you might not realise that drinks beer, wine or spirit have about 125 calories, meanwhile, taking these calories often can add up because something has to accompany your drink like a plate of pepper soup or asun.

8. Take Monosaturated fats (MUFAs)

They help you lose weight rather than accumulate it. When researchers asked women to switch to a 1,600-calorie diet high in MUFAs, they lost a third of their belly fat in just 4 weeks. Sources of MUFAs include olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil and sesame oil, avocados, peanut butter, and many nuts and seeds.

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