Even after you've worked hard to lose your leftover pregnancy pounds, sometimes, out of nowhere, the weight manages to come back. If this sounds like you, here are some tips to help you lose the weight and keep it off.
1. Do not eat your kids' food.
Kids do not always eat everything you put in front of them. They may leave half a hamburger, or a plate full of chicken nuggets. And, when you're cleaning up after them, it can be tempting to finish what they left on the plate-after all food is expensive and you do not want to throw it away. But think sensibly. These foods are composed of empty calories that will cause weight gain. I suggest that you either wrap it up for later or throw it out.
2. Make a commitment to quit fast food.
This can be a hard one when your kids get a little olde. Sometimes, it's easier to grab something from the local fast food joint than it is to prepare a healthy home-cooked meal. How about a happy medium that will satisfy everyone? How about some Linguine with a light, healthy homemade logo sauce? It's easy to prepare, and just as quick to make as a visit to the drive-through. Fresh fruits or veggie snacks are just as easy to pick up on the road as junk foods. A quick salad and garlic bread is a snap to make in the summertime.
3. Give yourself a reward!
With hectic lives to be managed, there can be little time left for treating yourself. If you're committed to losing that weight, why not make it for a really good reason? Promise to treat yourself when you reach your goal-whether it's a new outfit, a great pair of shoes or even a short weekend getaway somewhere. This will keep you inspired to reach higher heights.
4. Do not stay up too late.
With the amount of work you do for others during the day, it can be a huge temptation to stay up past your bedtime. When the house is quiet, and you have a moment to yourself, be sure not to raid the kitchen cupboard because for many women staying up late means snacking. Get to sleep on time, and wake up earlier.
5. Eat breakfast!
Eating breakfast first thing in the morning is the single best way to increase your metabolism through the day. Admittedly, it can be hard to get a house full of kids out of the door, on time, in one piece, while reserving a small slice of time for yourself. Just get up a little earlier and when the house is still quiet, sit down to a nice breakfast – an egg-white omelet, a piece of toast and juice, or a high-fiber, low-calorie cereal and start your day off the right way.
6. Quality exercise time – with the whole family.
If you want to get out and exercise more but you just can not find the time, take the family with you. Go for a neighborhood bike ride. Try a fun nature walk through the local parks. Take them to the pool. The kids will love the change of pace, and you'll be getting the exercise you need to get those pounds off.[ad_2]
Source by Cornell Dayne