Take a Multi-Vitamin to Boost Your Iron - When your body is low on energy your metabolism slows down and you feel sluggish. You burn fewer calories so you lose less weight. The other bad side effect from being low on iron is that you do not feel like exercising to burn off those calories. Find a multi-vitamin that includes a small dose of iron and take it every day with one of your meals. Earlier in the day is better. As well, make sure it includes vitamins B, D, C, as well as calcium and magnesium. These will curb your hunger cravings, decrease stress, improve your mood, and help you maintain a steady level of energy throughout the day. And once you feel this way you will no longer need to eat more food just to help yourself feel better as you did before. Less food equals more weight loss. Set yourself a reminder or keep your vitamins in a place where you will easily see them.
Make Your Meals Fun - Instead of following someone else’s meal plan, create your own. Include meals that are fun and easy to make, yet still healthy. And continue to modify it until you find what works best for you.
Stop Looking at Other Moms - The quickest way to sabotage your weight loss is to compare the way you look with the way other moms look. They may find losing weight easier than you do. So what? That happens to all of us. There may be other things in life that come easy to you but they struggle with them. Comparing yourself to others because you think they look better than you can quickly kill your self-esteem. Instead of comparing yourself to other moms, close your eyes and visualize the way you want to look. Imagine yourself in a new cute outfit and think about how easy it will be for you to fit into that outfit as soon as you lose a few more pounds.
Stop Looking for Instant Results - I don’t know about you, but whenever I try to lose weight I quickly get upset if I do not see instant results. I am motivated by positive reinforcement, which for me, when it comes to weight loss, is a lower number on the scale. If you look for instant results too you need to stop and give yourself a break. You may not lose a lot of weight in the next 7 days, but if you keep working at it I bet you will lose weight over the next 4 weeks.