Mother's Little HelperGuess what moms? You're fat. According to a new study in Pediatrics, moms to children ages 5 and younger are eating worse, getting less exercise, and weighing more than women without children. Well, duh.
Forget the fact that this study didn't account for that extra weight you gain when you actually are creating a live human being inside of you, or for any woman diagnosed with postpartum depression. (Yes, those are HUGE things to forget, I'll let it go if you can't.) The fact that new moms are being told we should be concerned about our weight is the most annoying thing about this report. The second most annoying is the announcement that a new mom's average BMI index is 27, and a child-free woman's is 26. Wow, we are porking out!
The researchers said this study wasn't about blaming moms for their extra padding, it was about warning women of this high-risk period, so they can look for solutions.
I've got your solutions right here.
Seriously, let's talk about real solutions that should be systemic. Instead of making stressed out, overworked, exhausted moms feel bad about that one extra BMI point that our single sisters lack.
Are you a fat mom? Do you give a crap?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside