In many cases, once we have kids and look after them before they go to school, it is quite likely that we have stacked on a few extra pounds over that time. Now is a great time to lose that extra weight as we have the time. What worked for me was to start with weight loss shakes. These weight loss shakes are basically a meal replacement so I started with 2 a day which is usually the maximum recommended. I replaced breakfast and lunch then ate dinner. Once a lost a bit of weight, I dropped down to one shake a day, just breakfast. Then ate two meals a day. Until finally when I felt I lost enough weight, I dropped the shakes all together.
I believe that eating healthy is just as important as the weight loss shakes above. If you are having these shakes but are eating an unhealthy dinner or snacks, the shakes will not work. Also you need to get into the right habit of eating right so once get off the weight loss shakes fully, you won’t put the weight back on. The best way to eat healthy is to plan ahead. Always have healthy snacks and ingredients for dinner ready and don’t fall off the wagon and get take out. Here are some handy healthy dinner recipes. You have a lot more time now to prepare healthy meals and get yourself healthy.
Another important point is that this is a good opportunity to get fit! Try exercising for an hour a day each day your kids are at school. The exercise could be a fast walk, run, bike ride, swimming, or even going to the gym. I find that the best time to do this is on the way home from dropping the kids at school. Otherwise if I get home first then time seems to disappear and it’s lunch time before I know it. After exercise, I always feel so much happier also and de-stressed.
Hope these tips can get you back in shape and live a healthier and happier life.