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3 Reasons When Moms Should Change Diets

As winter is coming to its natural end, shops and magazines fill up with magic recipes to let you achieve your bikini figure by the summer. For a major part of the population, dieting is a seasonal activity that tends to happen primarily at the end of winter. The time for comfort food and indulging carbs is almost over, and as a result, if you’ve been enjoying rich stews and pasta dishes oozing with melted cheese, you’re probably wondering if a change of diet is necessary.

Ultimately, it’s healthy to adapt your diet to the seasons – your body’s requirements change based on temperature, health risks, and overall activity – there’s a big difference between tuning your diet to meet current nutritional needs and going for a drastic change. This begs one essential question at an age when dieting has become a popular solution: When is it safe to transform your diet?

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I have a serious health condition

As a rule of the thumb, any doctor could tell you that what you eat is essential to the health and maintenance of your body. In other words, you don’t want to make changes without understanding how it will affect your health. The connection between the food you eat and your body is unique. Indeed, health coaches recommend working on your diet as a natural healing approach to severe conditions. For instance, patients with cancer can find ways to eat to promote healing, which can support the body during a difficult time. Similarly, specific diet plans, such as the keto plan, have been developed to tackle health issues, such as epilepsy. Consequently, your diet could hold the key to your health.


 

I’m starting a fitness journey

You’ve been bitten by the gym bug. You have fallen in love with the prospect of shaping your body and becoming stronger. Adapting your diet to fuel your workouts is a natural consequence. However, the fitness market is crowded with snacks, diet plans and meals for athletes; from snack bars to energy drinks it can be tricky to find the right food for you. If you’re enthusiastic about building muscle mass, you might choose protein-rich options that aren’t healthy for you. Indeed, this blog page explains the differences between plant-based and meat-based diets for bodybuilders as well as the risks for meat eaters. While meat is a popular source of protein, excessive consumption can trigger health issues. If you’re all in for the performance, you’ll achieve better results on a plant-based program.


 

I’m trying to get back in shape

If you’ve been indulging lately, you might begin to feel the negative consequences of your love affair with food. Instead of embarking on a potentially harmful diet journey, you might want to keep track of what you eat in a food log journal to make sure you can erase bad habits. Weight gain is the result of poor portion control, high sugar and fat intake and appetite disorders; issues you can manage without needing to transform your diet radically.

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Mindful eating

 

The bottom line is that your diet fuels your body. Changing it without an expert opinion is unwise. However, if you are professional followed, transforming your diet can be the best thing you do for your health and your fitness objectives.

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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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    1. Being that it is the winter, sometimes we get stuck in a rut with diets and health. We get set in our ways, especially when there is cold weather and it makes it difficult to leave the house to go workout. It also makes it easy to go get fast food instead of going into the grocery store. So this is really helpful for dieting right now!

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