90% of the mamas I work with in my private coaching eat 1 maybe 2 meals a day. Hate to break it to you sweetheart, but 1 meal a day is NOT enough to sustain yourself.
24 hours are in a day, read that again 24 whole hours and your body cannot properly function on crumbs from your kids lunch, and one decent meal and 8 cups of coffee. Your body just doesn’t function like that. You may have tricked it after so much abuse- and saying things like “I’m not hungry when I wake up” or “I can’t eat large meals” or “I didn’t realize so much time had gone by” but your body is hurting. It’s hurting and it’s getting desperate.
Desperation with your body means It’s showing up in signs of exhaustion, headaches, illnesses in your house, weight gain, irritation, grogginess, forgetfulness, anger, sadness, overwhelm and those are just the small ones.
Big signs are: diabetes, thyroid issues, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, injuries, migraines, depression, anxiety, irritable bowels, constipation.
I hear it from everyone “I don’t have time to eat” or they stand at the kitchen counter and scarf it down as quick as they can while their kids are entertained or inhale a granola bar on the way to school pick up. You do have time. You have more time then you think you do.
Put down the phone, stop texting. SIT DOWN with your kids instead of trying to clean, do dishes, or throw in another load of laundry. Make mealtimes a PRIORITY in your life. You owe it to yourself to eat WHILE your kids are eating. Take it as a mandatory rest period.
So stop treating meals like a luxury and start treating them as a necessity FOR YOU. You feed your kids right? How about waiting until EVERYONE’s meal is ready and then having EVERYONE sit down and eat. It will take some adjustment, but STOP skipping meals.
You can’t expect to get better, function better, lose weight, sleep better, stress less if you’re not eating enough.