Why do you pick certain diets over others?
Is it something that your friend did that worked? Is it something that you saw an ad for that promised fast results? Is it something you found online for free?
And how many of these diets worked for you? How many were easy to follow and maintain? How many didn’t cause you to regain the weight? If I could guess… none. Because you should never start a diet you can’t maintain for the rest of your life.
Finding a diet that works for you is especially challenging for busy moms because our biggest challenge is something that is essential for weight loss – we have to put ourselves first.
So how do you go about picking the perfect diet if you’re the last on the list of priorities; if you struggle with being selfish; and if you have no time for yourself? Here are three tips to get you started:
- Identify what your biggest challenges are and where you need support. Whether it be time to go to the gym, help with cooking meals, or child care, as busy moms we all have things that are blocking us from achieving our goals. Unfortunately, we also try to ‘do it all’ which usually means that we inevitably get in the way of our own success. The way to overcome these blocks, its to ask for help. Whether it be from family, friends, neighbours or out sourcing support, there are always people in your life that are willing to help out if it means having a healthier, happier you. You only need to ask, and you’ll know just how many there are.
- Examine your lifestyle and figure out what will work for you and what won’t. If you know that you love a glass of wine on Friday night or have a sweet tooth that you can’t seem to kick – the trick is to find a program that can adapt to you and your lifestyle, not the other way around. After all, there’s no point in starting something that you know you can’t commit to, when you can start something you can and be successful from the start.
- Get creative and rally the troops. I get it – your partner and kids don’t want to eat ‘diet’ food every night. However, teaching your kids healthy habits and instilling them in your family won’t just benefit you – it will benefit everyone. That being said, there are a million ways to create ‘healthy’ versions of almost every kind of food, so get creative and get the whole family involved in the process so everyone can get in the kitchen and help out and be part of the process.
Regardless of what your situation, where you’re at in terms of your health and wellness journey, and the resources you have available to you – being a mom and trying to shed those last 15 lbs isn’t easy. Which makes it even more important that you find someone that understands your challenges and can help you work through them with realistic tools and tactics that work for your busy lifestyle.
So, if this resonates with you, let’s talk. Because I know that you CAN lose the weight. I know you CAN get back into those jeans. I know you CAN get dressed in the morning and feel sexy as hell. I know that you CAN do this. You just need a diet that works with you – and not against you. Book a free Unblock Weight Loss call with me and I’ll show you how you CAN do this.
With love and nut butter,