If you’ve been doing really well so far then the last thing you want to do is to ruin it just because it’s half term and the kids are off school.
I appreciate having the kids off school means that your usual routine has gone out of the window and you will probably be having days out. You may also have times when you are at your wit’s end and feel the need to treat yourself.
After all, you are doing a good job but when the kids are trashing the house, eating everything in sight and pushing you over the edge you may find yourself turning to sugary treats and even alcohol as a way of coping!!
Clearly this is not the answer! So before your good intentions completely disappear over the horizon, use this break from the stopwatch, as a great opportunity to boost your nutrition intake.
Here are my top tips to help you stay on track.
1. Make sure you start the day with the best possible breakfast and NEVER skip this meal. For more help with this click here.
2. Have some healthy snacks prepared such as my flapjack recipe or energy balls so that you always have something healthy to grab. For some great ideas and recipes. Click here.
3. If you are going out for the day take a healthy packed lunch; that way you will be less inclined to end up eating the wrong sort of food. Take a baked treat so you can still enjoy the tea/coffee and cake break!
4. Write a meal plan for the week. This will seriously reduce your stress levels. Once you’ve decided on what you are going to have for dinner simply list out all the ingredients and food you need. Then go online and order your shopping to be delivered. The last thing you want is to have to visit the supermarket with the kids in tow. It always reminds me of that advert where the Mum lies on the floor and throws a full tantrum! Don’t let that be you!!!!
5. Make sure you are drinking enough water as this is the best way to keep your healthy eating on track and avoid food cravings.
6. Download my super quick recipes for super busy people (click here) you’re going to be needing those over the school holidays. This comes with a ready done for you meal plan and shopping list – yay!!!
7. Make sure you get enough sleep. If you are tired you will be ratty and stressed with the children and will be more likely to eat the wrong types of food.