Mother’s Day is just around the corner. We know how much you love all the tasty treats and pampering that come with the territory. But, what if we told you that you can have your cake and eat it too (literally), without sabotaging your health goals? Here are some super-easy tips to help you stay on track while still enjoying all the Mother’s Day festivities!
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or time-consuming. Join your kids for a dance party, stroll through the park, or even yoga in your PJs. The key is to move your body and have fun while doing it!
Make Smart Swaps
Swap sugary drinks for infused water, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and opt for dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
Savor Every Bite
When you indulge, savor every bite! Take the time to truly appreciate the treat you’re indulging in. By doing this, you’ll feel more satisfied and less likely to overeat.
Practice Portion Control
Portion control is key to staying on track while still enjoying all the goodies on Mother’s Day. Use smaller plates, fill your plate with plenty of veggies, and don’t go back for seconds (unless it’s for more veggies, of course).
Remember, Mother’s Day is about YOU! Make sure to take some time for self-care, whether that’s taking a bubble bath, meditating, or reading a good book. When you prioritize your mental and emotional well-being, you’ll feel more motivated to stay healthy.
So, there you have it, mommas! With these tips, you can enjoy Mother’s Day festivities without sacrificing your health.
Written by Amanda Herlocker MS, RDN, LDN, Owner of The Queen City Dietitian, LLC and Co-Author of Nutrition Focus at ModernWeigh