People Magazine did a special double issue in January with the cover story, "Half Their Size". It was very inspiring to see and read about average people who'd been successful in their weight loss efforts. The story of Janene Campbell (who lost 317 pounds) was especially inspiring. She shared her best diet tips for busy moms in the article. They were:
1. Buy healthy versions of junk-food (such as no-sugar-added fat free ice cream). Kids can't tell the difference.
2. Sneak in exercise whenever you can. Examples: play with the kids on the slide, chase the cat around the house, take the stairs, park far away from the front of stores and walk the distance.
3. Share meals. When dining out, share food with your kids -- especially when eating at a restaurant that serves large portions.