Let’s face it, you’re a busy mom. You not only run a household, but you’re also juggling your career, social calendar, and relationships, too. Even though you, almost, never have the time, you’re committed to your RM weight loss journey. We’re here to help you with our time saving weight loss tips below:
1. Start the day right with breakfast
Mornings are hectic for busy moms, whether you are preparing school lunches for the kids, or worrying about an important morning Zoom meeting. But it’s important not to skip breakfast so that you can refuel your body and not get hungry later and go off your RM plan. To make the most of your time, plan ahead with a RM3®-approved protein shake. This is a quick, fast, nutritious way to cut down calories while starting off your day right.
2. Eat healthy snacks throughout the day
To keep junk food temptation at bay, feed yourself healthy snacks when you get hungry in-between meals. Keeping a small container of RM3®-approved veggies, like grape tomatoes, chopped broccoli, or chopped cauliflower, will definitely keep you distracted from salty treats. On RM3®, you’re also allowed one apple, orange, pear, or grapefruit, so keeping one of these fruits nearby will also keep you on track. This way, you won’t waste time – or calories – going to the vending machine.
3. Drink plenty of water
Drinking the daily recommended amount of water takes very little time and effort, yet has great health and weight loss benefits. For instance, drinking water curbs food cravings by taking up space in your stomach; it also flushes out your body’s system of waste. To learn more about “Hydration and Weight Loss”, check out the blog.
4. Meal prep like a pro
The three key components to meal prepping like a pro are: plan, purchase, and prepare. Plan to make meals ahead of time by creating a grocery list. Purchase healthy items, and prepare meals on a convenient day, like the start of the week. By taking the time to prepare meals, you save yourself hours of cooking, and overcome succumbing to fast food when ‘something comes up’.
5. Encourage your kids to help in the kitchen
Depending on your kids’ ages, there’s a variety of kitchen tasks they can help do. Talking through potential recipes is always a fun activity, or making your eldest in charge of the grocery checklist when you’re all at the store will both teach them healthy values, while taking a load off your shoulders. Don’t be afraid to delegate food tasks and involve them in meal prepping. The less you have to do, the more time you gain.