Allison N., late-30s, busy mom of a young child
I am an almost 40-year-old with a demanding career and a very demanding 4-year-old. I am, what I consider to be, moderately over weight. I have always enjoyed being active and playing sports but find it hard to schedule these things into my daily life. I was finding this especially hard because of an afternoon energy slump that was incredibly demotivating. More days than not, I’d have massive sugar cravings that went along with my afternoon energy slump. These cravings were appeased with junk food from the office canteen and handfuls of chocolate chips consumed while preparing dinner. In fact, my eating patterns consisted of a lot of “toddler scraps,” “a bite of this” and a “handful of that", as I tried to satisfy food cravings.