Losing weight is often a goal for many people, but we understand it can be especially difficult for busy mothers. Trying to juggle a job, children, hobbies, and a home life can leave little time for self-care.
It’s so important to find a balance between work and taking care of yourself so you can continue to do what you do best. It can be tricky, but there are some tips that can help – and it will all be worthwhile in the end. Discover some of the best ways you can lose weight and maintain a positive lifestyle, all with the help of The Cookie Diet.
Explore a Healthy Lifestyle for Busy Mums
As a busy mum, it's easy to forget about your own wellbeing. But looking after yourself is essential if you want to be able to look after your family.
That's why it's so important to explore a nutritious lifestyle that works for you. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to health and fitness, but there are some basic principles that everyone should follow.
Firstly, it's important to understand how your body works and its specific needs. For example, if you're carrying a few extra kilos, you might need to focus on weight loss strategies that fit into your current hectic lifestyle. Or if you're struggling with energy levels, you might need to focus on increasing your activity levels in a balanced and achievable way.
Once you've identified your own health goals, it's time to start making some changes. Even small changes can make a great deal of difference to your overall health.
Our Top 5 Healthy Habits For Busy Mums
We know that as busy mums, we often don't have the time to cook healthy meals from scratch or hit the gym for a 90-minute full-circuit workout. But there are plenty of simple things we can do to make sure we're living a pleasant lifestyle. Here are our top 5 healthy habits that you can start today:
Meal planning: Preparing in advance means you're less likely to reach for unhealthy convenience foods when you're time-poor. Make a weekly plan and do a big shop at the beginning of the week so you always have healthy ingredients available.
Drinking water: Staying hydrated is key to good physical condition, so make sure you're drinking plenty of water throughout the day. We love adding lemon to our sparkling water!
Getting enough sleep: We constantly hear how important sleep is, but it can be hard to get enough when you're a mum. Make sure you prioritise sleep and try to get to bed early when you can. For added support, use a fitness app to track your sleep.
Taking breaks: It's important to take a few minutes out for yourself during the day, even if it's just to have a cup of tea and a cookie. This will help you to avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and will also stop you from grazing mindlessly later on.
- Meaningful snacking: It's important to keep your energy levels up during the day, but that doesn't mean you have to reach for sugary snacks. Keep a stash of nutritious snacks in your handbag or desk drawer for when you get peckish.
Our range of cookies are perfect for just that. With flavours like Chocolate Brownie, Butterscotch, Maple Pancake, Cinnamon Oatmeal and our Limited Edition Lemon & Ginger, you can’t go wrong with our fibre-packed, low calorie treats as you navigate your life on the go. Plus they’re easy to carry round in your handbag.
A Busy Mum’s Guide To Healthy Living
As a busy mum, it’s easy to let your fitness and wellbeing fall by the wayside. But with a few simple lifestyle changes, it’s easy to get back on track and start feeling your best. Here are some easy and manageable exercise options:
- Yoga: This is a great way to reduce stress, increase flexibility, and get a good workout. There are a number of great apps that offer classes that you can do at home.
- Outdoor Activities: Taking a brisk walk, going for a jog, or riding a bike are all great ways to get that heart rate up.
- At-Home Workouts: With a busy schedule, it can be tough to make it to the gym. But there are plenty of great at-home workouts that you can do in just a few minutes.
You don’t need to change your whole life or try to fit things around your busy schedule. Instead, try to incorporate some of these tips into your calendar.With help from The Cookie Diet, you’ll feel fuller and more energised thanks to wholesome ingredients designed to make weight loss and a healthy lifestyle easier for you as a busy mum.