Strategy to Staying Healthy
Eating healthy when you are wiped out can be challenging! we all know it!
We’ve all had those days when you collapse on the couch, hungry and drained. Frozen meals are tempting, the snacks in your cabinet are calling your name and delivery sounds like heaven. However that’s not going to help you regain the energy you need for tomorrow’s work day.
For someone like myself that lives an everyday busy lifestyle I make sure I consider the following key components:
Have the Right Intention
Eating healthy, whether you’re busy or not, has to start with a dedication to yourself! You have to want to do it and the best reason is self-motivation to feel energized and alive!
I’m a list person at work and in my personal life. Grocery lists keep me in line and are critically important in maintaining a healthy life style. Figure out what you’ll be making for the week and write out every ingredient you will need - trust me this saves my life and I get to say goodbye to impulse purchases.
For busy people like myself, planning a week’s worth of meals seems impossible. However, preparation is a huge factor in maintaining a healthy diet. Figure out how your week will look, how many meals you can prep in advance and how many set meals can you make. I typically dedicated my Sunday’s to meal prep and grocery shopping, it helps me stay organized and well-balanced. Just remember even if you’re not a planner doesn’t mean you can’t set up some time to prep the night before because we all know the reward is worth it.
You can do it!
The Busy Organic, Melissa Mendes