Of course it’s not just the health of our little ones that we should be worried about. We all need to take care of our health too.
While many mums aim to get back into shape after birth and get into their pre-pregnancy clothes. For others their pregnancy has flagged up health concerns. Originally thinking ourselves fit and healthy our pregnancies have literally blown us sideways as we learn the real status of our health during pregnancy. This in turn can lead to a rethink regarding eating habits.
I have been one of those people who have had a major rethink in their life. For I discovered I am type 2 diabetic.
Over the years, I thought I ate fairly well. However how many of us are confronted by a tempting biscuit tin and leave work only to head straight to the shops and buy something that has refined sugar in it? Do you feel down so eat something naughty that gives you that instant boost? Know you are not alone I’ve done it too but after the instant high we are left feeling guilty knowing our bodies (that should be treated like a temple) have actually taken a beating.
In order to make a change i have been trying to cut out the refined sugar and opt for sugar free options instead. So fizzy drinks are out and sugar free drinks are in and changing my cereal to one that has no added sugar or salt. Now if i could just work on changing biscuits and puddings to sugar free options too. I am sure this would also be beneficial. Perhaps i could go as far as meal planning. What do you think?