If you’re like me, you try to eat healthy at least most meals throughout the week, but as a busy mom, it’s hard to do all the time.
I want to model a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle for my kids, but even so, it’s not possible to be at my best every day or serving the most nutritious meals each and every meal. Often pizza or hot dogs is all I can cook up on a busy evening following a full day. Time and stress is important to consider as well, so I don’t stress that I can’t always provide the healthiest foods.
There is no such thing as a perfect diet.
Even if you have the best plan and a fridge full of nutritious ingredients or meals, you’ll have days where you need something quick and easy and the nutrition plan slides to the back burner. Healthy, well balanced meals, and nutritional snacks are always the best way to ensure your body stays healthy and that you have the energy to tackle each day. However, I don’t always get to the store to buy more fresh vegetables or have the time to prepare a nutritious, well rounded meal.
There is no reason you or your family need to have gaps in your nutrition, even so.
How you can fill in the nutrition gaps:
This post is sponsored by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) via the Mom it Forward Network.
Dietary supplements help fill nutrition gaps and promote overall health and wellness when we cannot get enough essential nutrients from diet alone. There are many choices when it comes to dietary supplements, so I would recommend talking with your doctor or nutritionist about the best choices for you personally. A nutritionist can help you learn what vitamins or other nutrition deficiencies you may have and what supplements may be right for you.
Dietary supplements can play an important role in good health, but they are meant as supplements, not substitutes for healthy habits. A healthy diet and plenty of exercise through an active life is always necessary. Sorry, no shortcut for healthy food and getting up and moving!
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This post is sponsored by CRN, all opinions are my own.
I take Vitamin D and folic acid daily and I’m about to start probiotics! I totally believe in the right supplements and vitamins!
Heather Lawrence says
We try and eat healthy but a lot of the time we come up short so we try and “drink our veggies” or we use supplements. I haven’t heard of this brand before this post but I would love to give it a try!
L. E. Mastilock says
I love green smoothies! I also hide veggies in sauces and casserols even though my kids are pretty good at eating them for the most part. I don’t think it hurts to get more in wherever we can.
Ashley S says
I’ve taken supplements before and I think it definitely helped boost my energy. That was super helpful!
Alicia Taylor says
I agree. There is no such thing as a perfect diet. I thought I ate very well and started tracking all my food. I was amazed at how much I was missing! I cannot say enough about a good supplement.
I know I need to take a supplement to fill this gaps as you say. It’s something I will definitely look into.
I was not a person who took supplements until I got older and realized my body was depleted of a few things. I began to take supplements and change the way I eat and now I feel so much better.