week has begun and you are ready to make the commitment for a healthier
you. You are mentally ready but what about all of the daily tasks that
you have to complete? Pick up the kids, walk the dog, get your work out
in, go to some recital or game, or do your laundry.
You know, the never
ending list of "should do's" or "gotta get done's" that make it seem as
if there is just not enough time in a day. How do you eat healthy and
get everything done at the same time?
The last thing you want to do is try to find some time to go shopping and make a healthy dinner!
It is ever so tempting to skip your workout and run through a fast food joint just to make your day just a little be faster and easier. After all you have had a hard day and deserve a break, right? However, you know that you'd feel better sticking to your promise to yourself and your family to eat healthier.
Instead of skipping your training session and running to the nearest fast food joint for yourself and the kids; try these quick and easy tips to developing a lifestyle change when it comes to eating healthy in a busy life.
Healthy eating is essential in the big picture of fat loss and healthy living. Many people exercise and train hard but they do not stick to a balanced nutrition plan. There are so many fads out there, how is it possible to figure out the best way to eat?
The key is to keep your plan simple. Eating a balanced plan of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and dairy for protein, nuts, whole grain rice and breads, and drinking at least a gallon of water per day should be your goals. Avoid starches such as pasta, potatoes and cereals. Carbohydrates are not the enemy, but you should be getting them from the right sources.
Here are some quick tips to help you manage your busy lifestyle and still eat healthy in order to meet your fat loss and training goals.
1. Find healthy recipes online that you can make in 30 minutes or less
2. Prepare as much as possible on Sunday nights- prep the food, prepare larger dishes that you can just heat up and use for leftovers
3. Shop once per week with a detailed list to avoid multiple time-wasting trips
4. Keep basic ingredients stocked in your kitchen
5. Prep salads and cut veggies for easy snacking or pairing with meals
6. Buy meats and freeze them until you need them to avoid spoiling
7. Stock up on healthy and quick snack items such as fruits, veggie sticks, nuts, cheese sticks, protein bars, and greek yogurt
8. Eat every 3-4 hours
9. Drink a gallon of water per day to fend off hunger
10. Keep the big picture in mind
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Sign Up Now to develop a healthy lifestyle even when life is hectic and crazy. Think of how much better you feel when you put exercise and training, nutrition, and your entire healthy lifestyle in the forefront. Keep yourself focused on the big picture and do not get stressed out by quick fixes. You want a steady metabolism that burns calories at rest, not just when you are training. The only way to do that is to maintain a balanced plan with enough food throughout the day to fuel you properly.