First, let me say, I’m only a cat mom, not a Mom-Mom at this point, so I have a huge amount of respect for parents. As someone who works with extremely limited time I can tell you that planning, accepting help, and utilizing technology is going to be your big three helpers. It is okay to ask for help or to utilize a grocery delivery/meal delivery service. It is important to take care of your own health. You don’t have to be in charge of every aspect of feeding the family. So after we get over the guilt of maybe not being the “Instagram perfect person”, plan the best you can for each meal. Find a protein. Find your fiber. Go for the most nutrient-dense option. We are so lucky to have more convenient, healthy foods these days. I’m a Wegman’s lover so their pre-prepped veggies are amazing.
Honestly, every fad diet. New and extreme is sexy to us as a culture, but creating a plan, eating in a balanced way and continuing to adopt thatas a lifestyle instead of a diet is going to work. Sorry! No magic easy button. There are little tweaks that can be personalized working with a registered dietitian nutritionist who can really delve into what YOU need. But we always tell people: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.