MOORESVILLE, NC (April 11, 2013) – Spring-cleaning for your eating habits
Spring is traditionally a time when we take on big cleaning and organizing projects around the house — clearing out closets, organizing the garage, or tackling that project we’ve been putting off for so long.
CuddleBugs at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center would like to put a twist on the idea of spring-cleaning: focusing on your eating habits. Because so many new moms struggle with losing pregnancy weight, we’d like to help you clear out some troublesome habits and replace them with healthier practices.
Banishing those bad habits
For many new moms, finding time to take a shower can be difficult on some days, let alone focusing on healthy eating. Factor in stress, sleep deprivation, and less time to do what you need to do and it’s easy to make poor choices or overindulge.
But don’t despair — by incorporating just a few healthy habits, you can avoid some of the most common dietary challenges new moms face:
Losing pregnancy weight doesn’t happen overnight it takes time. Talk to your doctor to learn what’s realistic for weight loss, exercise and other specifics regarding your nutritional needs — particularly if you’re breastfeeding.
Spring is a time of change and renewal, and a perfect time to incorporate some healthy habits into your own life. It’s a good time to consider which situations lead to unhealthy eating — is it when you eat out, when you’re stressed, or at one particular meal? Identify what those situations are and then think of what you can do to prevent them. Eventually, you can replace bad habits with good. Don’t expect to be perfect at first; celebrate your successes and stay positive.
CuddleBugs is a free program designed to provide answers to new and expectant moms from the earliest stages of pregnancy through post-delivery – including guidance for newborn care. For more information about CuddleBugs, visit www.CuddleBugsBaby.com.
About Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive medical care to individuals throughout the greater Lake Norman region. Located just off I-77 at Exit 33, the Mooresville medical campus offers complete specialty services from 24-hour emergency medicine and maternity to oncology and advanced surgical services.