This is a guest post written by Maryann Jacobsen of Raise Healthy Eaters.
The multi-billion dollar diet industry wants people to believe that managing weight takes a complete diet overhaul, giving up their favorite foods and participating in specific exercises. The reality is that busy parents simply don’t have the time or energy to do these things for long.
As a registered dietitian who has worked in the field for 15 years, I believe maintaining a healthy weight does not have to be complicated. In fact, I think it’s much, much easier than people realize.
During my twenties, I went through a period where my weight fluctuated and I struggled with eating. But when I learned the following lessons, my weight naturally fell to the right place for me. And the best part about it wasn’t my stable weight, but how simple and enjoyable eating had become.