lose_baby_weightSpring is literally on our doorstep and it won’t be long until the weather warms up.
So check out our tips to help you feel good and look great this Spring.

Eat more good fats

Fat is NOT the enemy for weight loss, so long as you know which fats are the good guys.
Good fats are found in foods such as raw nuts (that means unsalted and unroasted), avocado, olives, peanut butter (choose the natural, 100% nut type), salmon, tuna, sardines, tofu.
The bad fats? They’re in things such as chocolate bars, sweets, donuts, cookies, fries, and ice cream.
Eating food containing healthy fats helps you feel fuller faster, which means you are less likely to overindulge. They are good for your heart health as well as cholesterol levels.

Set your alarm for bedtime

Yes, you read that right. Decide on a time that suits you to try to get to bed each night. We function better after a good night’s sleep, and with little people to run after that doesn’t always happen.
Aim for a solid 7-8 hours each night. Sure, you might have to attend to some midnight callouts from your little ones, but by getting a good rest you will wake up with more energy to face the day. Need some tips to nod off? Check out our article here.

Let some air in

Stuffy air in the house can make you feel sleepy and a little bit grumpy. If you can, let some fresh air in (even if it’s only for a short time).
This can help you feel more awake and alert, which means you might feel more proactive in terms of exercise and eating healthy foods.

Indulge in some delicious herbal teas

It’s not recommended to tuck into too much caffeine each day (especially if you are breast feeding). But if you like to sit down with a well earned cuppa, why not treat yourself to some really special herbal teas.
There are so many great options, whether you like a berry tea, green tea or a good old peppermint infusion. Get the kettle on and put your feet up. Here are our top picks.

Start a gratitude list

It’s so easy to go from day to day, just getting by. Sometimes it really pays to take a step back and think of all of the things that you are grateful for. By writing them down, it helps you put your daily troubles into perspective. Here are some examples:
I am grateful for:

  • my wonderful partner who makes me feel good about myself
  • my children, they are kind and fun to be around
  • my friends, who are always there for me and really lift my mood
  • early morning walks on the beach with my dog
  • big bowls of soup on a chilly night

Get some sun – when you can

There’s nothing like being cooped up inside to drag your mood down. Strap on your trainers, pop the kids in the pram and go for a mood-boosting walk.
Head to the shops, the park, or around the block. So long as you get your heart rate up you are doing something good for your health.

Bring the outside in

There’s something uplifting about bringing a bit of nature indoors. Whether it’s some potted lavender on the kitchen windowsill, or a little palm tree in the corner, a bit of greenery can really help to lift your spirits.
If you’re in the mood, why not consider planting a little herb garden to teach the kids about gardening? You can then reap the benefits by adding healthy herbs to your cooking (and smoothies!).

Eat a rainbow

To help you get a healthy glow, try to eat a range of colourful fruits and vegetables each day. Each one is packed with different vitamins and minerals that you need for good health. Two simple ways to pack in the colour? A big salad and a pot of veggie soup. Tuck in!

Join the 28 Day Challenge

It starts on the first day of Spring and you will be doing the Challenge with 1000’s of other mums. It comes with full meal and exercise plans – see all information here