There isn’t a mother out there who can’t relate to fatigue and lack of energy. We all expect it during a baby’s first year, but many mothers are surprised at how simply being responsible for another being, even when that being is, say, 12 years old, can zap your energy. Fortunately there’s a registered dietitian who gets it and offers up help.
“Moms of all ages and stages, from the day that they decide to become a mom—not even the day they become a mom, but the day they decide to become a mom—are giving out their energy to another or to several others,” says Ashley Koff, RD, co-author of Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged. “One of the things that can set us up for the greatest energy imbalance is turning it on and not getting that proper energy back in.”