Busy Mom Fat
If you're a busy
mom you need to set up a different course of action to lose fat than a woman who's not a mom. Your life
is different, which means your weight loss program should be different. Here are some simple fat loss
tips just for busy moms.
by Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT (aka The Fit Dad)
- Fitness and Nutrition Expert to the true superheroes - busy Moms and Dads! and Author
of Fat Loss To
I think the term “busy mom” is really an idiotic
statement. If you’re a mom isn’t it assumed that
you’re busy? Of course you're busy if you're a mom!
I can’t think of any mom who wasn’t working her hands to the bone
taking care of her family. It just kind of comes with the
Unfortunately, this often
doesn’t include much time for yourself when it comes to taking care of your body
and weight loss.
Many of my training clients
are busy moms trying to lose
fat and they all want to know how to fit a workout program into their busy days and nights.
The good news is that
it’s not as difficult as you think to fit effective, time efficient fat loss workouts into your busy days.
You just need to
follow these simple fat loss tips:
1) Stop eating like your kid (unless your kid eats better than you
:) ). Most moms I know gained weight after their kids
were born because they would eat what their kids didn’t finish. If their child didn’t eat all of his hot dog,
she finished it for him. Or, if she was making cookies for the kids, she would eat just as much, if not more
than the kids.
You have to stop doing this to
yourself if you really want to lose fat and get your body back (or make it better than
Instead you need to focus on eating lots of fresh fruits and
vegetables, lean sources of protein like chicken and turkey breast, almonds, salmon, etc. while cutting out
processed carbohydrates, which basically means anything found in a bag or box.
2) Stop following the fat
loss workouts you find in the women’s magazines from the checkout counter. Most of those fat loss workouts are designed by people who don’t actually train anyone, let alone busy moms who have
limited time to lose fat, if they can even make it to the gym.
Plus they load those workouts up with goofy exercises that some
gymnasts wouldn’t be able to do, or spend the whole time dealing with “isolation” exercises like the triceps
kickbacks with water bottles, hip abductor/adductor machines (thigh master machine) that when done need
at least 45-60 minutes of gym time.
You need to start following
loss program that is designed to be done
quickly and from the comfort of your own home. The program needs to focus on movements that get your whole body moving in order to lose
fat. Movements like push-ups, squats, lunges, and
full body ab exercises like planks rather than thousands of crunches.
It should have you in and out of the gym in less than 20 minutes
or make it so you can do it from home.
Your free time is precious. Do you really want to spend what little you have loading the kids up to head to the
gym, driving there, working out, then loading the kids back up to commute home?
3) Stop trying to do cardio
for 60-90 minutes per day. I don’t even want you to think
about that anymore. It’s just not feasible for a busy mom who wants to lose
fat to try to do slow, boring cardio for
Rather you need to start doing interval training for your
cardio. You’ll get done a lot quicker (as soon as
15 minutes), and burn a lot more fat.
As a matter of fact, much of the cardio I have my
female clients perform, if I have them do it at all, gets them done in less than 20 minutes and they lose a
lot more fat than by doing it that way than they had in the years of doing long, boring, monotonous bouts of
To see a couple examples of workout videos designed just for moms, click the
Designed Just For Moms
Legs Circuit Workout For Moms
Abs Workout For
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The preceding article was written by Ed Scow, aka "The Fit Dad". To learn more about Ed's story, click here.
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