If you’re a busy person, you might be finding yourself making excuses to why you can’t eat right. Well it’s time to cut it out, quit making excuses and follow these 5 easy tips to get and be healthy.
Tip 1 Make Food in Bulk.
Make Food in Bulk for the week on your least busy day. If Sunday is your least busiest day of the week, then make a big bowl of salad (don’t put the dressing on till ready to eat) and grill up some chicken breasts. When you’re ready to pack your lunch, you just pull it out, pack, and go. This is also good for dinners too. Don’t just do a salad though, make a big bowl of healthy pasta salad, quinoa salad, or black bean and veggie salad. Look on Pinterest for different recipes and just make a big batch of it to last you (and whomever else) a few meals. Don’t go more than 4-5 days with anything with meat in it though. I learned in my food handler and food manager class meat is not good after 4-5 days in the fridge. As for salads, they could start to wilt or get funky, so just keep an eye on it all.
Tip 2 Make a Smoothie for Breakfast or a Snack.
Get a bunch of different frozen fruits, almond milk, coconut water, bananas, nuts, and whatever else you desire. When you wake up, blend a smoothie (throw in spinach) and have some eggs. If you’re too busy to cook eggs, hard boil a batch for the week and just eat two daily with the smoothie. The smoothie and eggs can be taken out the door with you. Don’t, and I mean DO NOT, ever skip breakfast, it’s horrible for you and your metabolism. The body needs food for fuel for energy and when you deny it after a night of sleeping, it can result in weight gain and energy issues. It’s called breakfast for a reason, you are breaking the fast.
As for a snack, throwing a bunch of stuff in blender that you like, and blending it, takes about 5 minutes total. If you’re at work and you don’t have a blender, you can blend one up in the morning and take it into work with you and store it in a fridge.
Adults 19-50 should be having between 1.5 to 2 servings fruit and 2 to 3 servings of veggies daily. Make it easy with a smoothie. Don’t just drink fruit though, mix in spinach or other veggies.
Tip 3 Don’t Skip Meals. EVER.
Eat breakfast, a few hours later eat a snack, a few hours later eat lunch, if you want a snack between lunch and dinner- go for it, eat dinner. Skipping meals is the worst thing to do, eating smaller frequent meals and drinking a LOT of water daily speeds up the metabolism. Don’t be dumb, don’t think eating less by skipping meals will make you skinny, because it won’t. Just eat small bits frequently and keep hydrated.
Tip 4 Eat a Nut Bar or Nuts for Snacks
Instead of munching on fatty cakes, eat a Kind bar or granola bar. Have a hand full of mixed nuts. Get a trail mix, and if you do have trail mix, do your best to stay aways from the ones loaded with milk chocolate and sugars. Nuts can come in big bags or bulk, bars come in boxes of 4-6 or more. The omegas in the nuts are healthy for brain function, joint function, and great for hair, skin and nails.
Tip 5 Eat Slow and Enjoy Your Food
When you eat fast, you may not realize you’re full so you’ll want more food. If you eat slow and take the time to enjoy your food, you will fill up quicker and eat a little less. In the book, “You are what you eat” by Dr. Gillian Mckeith, she says not to drink while eating because it messes with (interrupts) digestion. Well, I know it fills me more if I eat and drink, but I’ve come up with the idea that if you drink an entire glass of water before or after your meal, you will feel more full.
Most people think being healthy is complicated, but it’s not. These 5 easy tips to get and be healthy, are just a few of many tips I have. You can hire me as your nutritionist to create a meal plan and health and wellness plan if you’d like to learn more.