As a parent it is incredibly easy to forget to make time for yourself. Between the cooking, chauffeuring, playing and other general mom duties, there is very little time left for you. But that does not mean that you cannot take care of your own health. In fact, taking care of yourself is incredibly important so that you can be the best you can be for your kiddos. Here are some great tips to help you do Keto as a busy mom.
Keto as a busy mom:
Use Downtime Wisely
We all have those moments when we have just a few minutes of downtime while we are waiting on our kiddos. Whether we are waiting for them to finishing using the bathroom, or waiting on them to come out to the pickup line at school, there are always spare minutes throughout the day that are often occupied by browsing social media. Instead of wasting those precious minutes catching up on what everyone else is doing, use those minutes to plan your Keto meals for the week, or write out a Keto grocery list.
Meal prepping is something that can take up a good portion of your time. However, if you can get all of your Keto meal prep done in one day, that leaves the rest of the week to catch up on all of your errands and duties. And at the end of the day, you can simply pull out a ready to go meal from the fridge or freezer.
Look for Keto Options on the Go
Let’s face it. Sometimes eating meals at home is absolutely impossible. When that happens we often find ourselves in the drive through line, or stopping at a restaurant on the way home from an event. This does not mean that you cannot eat Keto. Many restaurants and fast food joints have great keto friendly options available, even though they are not noted as so. Don’t be afraid to ask for the nutrition facts, if they are not already visible.
Ask For Help
Even super heroes can use help from time to time. Make your life a little easier by asking for help from your significant other, your kiddos or even a friend. You could simply ask your friends if they want to share Keto meal prep duties, have your significant other swing by the grocery store on their way home,and even ask the kiddos to help you out in the kitchen.
This may all seem like a lot, but breaking down the tasks of eating the Keto way can make your life a lot easier. Take a deep breath and remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day!