When it comes to balancing motherhood and your health and fitness, spare time is something you rarely have.
The nutrition and supplement tips for fit moms listed below are not only highly effective and backed by science, they are also simple and easy to implement.
Implemented properly, these suggestions will help you:
1. Improve your metabolism
2. Save money
3. Become stronger and healthier…
Read on to learn more!
Tip 1: Focus on digestion, focus on digestion, focus on digestion
Why did we say it three times?
Because healthy digestion is that important to your overall health and fitness and yet ignored by so many!
Not only can improving your digestion help:
- Improve immunities
- Natural energy levels
- Hair and more
…it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to naturally improve your metabolism.
In fact a recent study showed that women who consumed a probiotic containing the strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus lost twice as much weight as women who did not have this type of probiotic.
The best natural sources of probiotics include fermented foods such as:
- Yogurt → looks for brands without added sugars or additional ingredients!
One reason why many of us struggle to eat more probiotic containing foods is because the above options aren’t the best tasting (or cost effective for high quality, organic versions).
That’s why a premium quality probiotic supplement is essential to improving digestive health.
There are many options out there, but if you are looking to possibly boost your metabolism while improving your gut health, we recommend using a probiotic that includes Lactobacillus rhamnosus-the strain shown to help women lose twice as much weight.
You should also consider adding in a digestive enzyme supplement to help you break down tough to digest foods such as dairy, gluten, and carbs.
Digestive enzymes can be very effective at reducing bloating and a host of other digestive issues, especially when paired with a high-quality probiotic.
That’s why our Better Digestion Stack contains both a probiotic that contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus AND a full spectrum digestive enzyme blend.
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Tip 2: Take whey protein or BCAAs with carbs 30-40 minutes before you workout.
One of the best times to take BCAA supplements (branched chain amino acids) or whey protein (which contains BCAAs) is 30-40 minutes before your workouts.
Muscles are designed to burn BCAAs for energy during exercise. In fact, some conservative estimates show 3% to 18% of all workout energy being provided by BCAAs.
Studies show elevated levels of amino acids and insulin during a workout improve muscle performance during the workout and consequently improve muscle gains.
Therefore, a light snack of carbs and a BCAA drink before your workout can be your ticket to better, quicker results.
Tip 3: Inflammation kills your metabolism → control it with Omega-3s (Fish Oils)
Inflammation can be caused by many different things, but with moms, a large source is stress and too many Omega-6 fatty acids in the diet from “convenient” packaged/processed foods.
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Excessive inflammation also causes unwanted weight gain (in addition to a number of other undesirable conditions!)
So, by controlling inflammation with high-quality omega-3s (fish oils) you can control unwanted weight gain and keep your metabolism in check.
Aim to increase omega-3 consumption by eating more of the following foods:
- Fatty fish (wild caught salmon and sardines have the highest omega-3 concentrations)
- Chia seeds
Other great anti-inflammatory foods include: green tea, curcumin/turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and more.
You should also take 1 to 2 capsules of premium quality fish oils daily. It is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to improve your health and fitness!
Tip 4: Eat plenty of veggies and fruits
Okay okay, we’re not trying to be your mom here, but eating enough fruits and veggies is super important for all aspects of your health including metabolism.
While you should always try to get enough whole food fruits and veggies in your diet, adding in a tasty greens supplement is a good way to make sure you’re covering all your corners.
Not only do greens powders provide convenient and tasty nutrition, good ones also contain a number of adaptogenic herbs and pre and probiotics which can help you deal with stress better!
Tip 5: Don’t believe the marketing hype
With so many TV doctors and other “gurus” promoting the next big ingredient in weight loss for women it’s tough to know what actually works.
Just remember, there’s a lot of marketing hype with new products that usually don’t have much scientific research behind them to back up the claims.
You are best off sticking with products that have sound research behind them including:
1. Probiotics + Digestive Enzymes
2. Whey Protein + BCAAs
3. Fish Oils
Conclusion, our final tip:
While the best way to improve your health and physique is through a balanced whole food diet and a moderate and sustainable exercise routine, the right supplements at the right time can make a huge difference….especially for those of us that are busy.