School is back in session and for many moms it means back to a daily routine and scheduled days.
May I challenge you to take a look at your fitness and health goals?
If 80% of weight loss and health is about your nutrition isn’t that the first thing you should work on to look and feel your best?
What are you feeding your body that will help you reach your health goals and function well each day?
Here are a few guidelines and ideas for a healthier you.
#1: Eat Quality Protein
Study after study is showing that quality protein is key when it comes to healthy weight loss. Not only does it help keep hunger at bay, but it also helps the body retain more lean muscle mass. I personally start my day with an Isa Lean protein shake by Isagenix. It’s quick and tastes great and because it’s a meal replacement I don’t have to add anything else to it to get my day started with a ton of nutrition.
#2: Reach for Adaptogens to Beat Stress
What word goes hand-in-hand with back to school ? Stress. And when stress becomes more than just an occasional thing—as in you’re stressed all the time—then it’s a problem that needs to be fixed. What’s worse too, is that chronic levels of stress can be the worst thing for weight loss and fitness goals. Stress hormones are linked to increasing unsightly belly fat. This is where adaptogens come in. Clinically shown for more than 30 years now to increase the body’s ability to deal with stress, adaptogens are also known to improve attention and focus. Just take the meaning of the word, adaptogen, it means “to adjust”. Ionix Supreme is perfect for beating the effects of stress. It’s easy to add to your protein shake or take alone as a refreshing drink.
#3: Make the most of what you eat
Probably the most overlooked factor in shaping up is getting adequate vitamins and minerals greatly needed by the body to operate at an optimal level. Add that to the fact that most food is short on nutrients, and you could be headed to a body that will eventually become run down and not in the tip-top shape you had been hoping and trying for. If what you eat isn’t nourishing your body. Don’t eat it. It’s not worth it long term.
#4: Practice Healthy Snacking
Let’s face it: a craving is a craving is a craving. And they can be hard to get over. To do so, you’re going to need an arsenal of healthy snacks to have in the cupboard. Studies have shown that weight gain most certainly comes in an eating environment that allows uncontrolled snacking, because usually that snacking is on high-calorie, sugar-and-fat-laden treats. Set yourself up for success with delicious and nutritious snacks to enjoy.
#5 Eat a Healthy Snack before you pick up the kids from school
Moms, you have a big impact on how the afternoon goes with your children. If you have a stomach full of healthy food when you pick your kids up you are more likely to be able to handle whatever comes your way in the afternoon. Not to mention keep you from eating junk during after school activities. Don’t eat anything that will spike your blood sugar and leave you crashing right at the time you are sitting in the carpool line otherwise you may have a scowl on your face rather than a smile when you greet your kids. They need you happy and ready to help them thru the transition from school. To deal with afternoon slumps I usually grab a protein bar, apple with peanut butter or a protein shake.
With the right nutritional support there’s no reason not to make this school year a healthier and happier one.
Struggling to Lose Weight?
Combine the 5 tips above with the Isagenix 30 Day Superfood Cleansing System. It’s easy, it won’t interrupt your day plus it’s packed with nutrition.