Hey New Mom! 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Energy Up
If that venti Americano never seems to get the job done, read on. These tips work just as well as that full night's sleep you're not going to get any time soon
Yet that's precisely how so many moms (this one included) spend their free waking moments, only to collapse in bed at the end of the day, too exhausted to clean the mascara off their lashes or even change into PJs.
"From the moment you decide to become a mom, you're constantly giving your energy out," says Ashley Koff, RD, author of "Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged." But between nursing, diaper changes, car pools, and feeding the family -- not to mention the full-time jobs many mothers hold down on top of mommy duty -- we often forget to focus on bringing in quality energy. Instead, we slap Band-Aids on our fatigue in the form of espresso, diet soda, energy shots, or handfuls of candy for a quick but fleeting sugar high.
But you can perk yourself up for good. Here's our experts' high-octane advice ...
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