Eating healthy is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
People who choose healthy foods find it easier to lose weight, cope with stress, and sleep better. -TODAY
We know we should eat more nutritious foods, but darn if that delicious bagel isn’t amazing looking. Or an extra slice of pizza. Or a second slice of cake. Well, now I’m hungry.
Back on track: we know we should eat better, but it’s hard when vending machine snacks or fast food is so close at hand. The solution: meal prep. And it doesn’t have to be five hours on Sunday so your weekend somehow becomes more work. It can be snack prep, just a few meals, or only every other week to start getting on the right track.
Here are some tips for starting with a good plan and good options:
- Chop up carrot sticks, celery, or snap peas, and add some hummus in a little jar. Put together a half-dozen and you’re set for the week.
- Keep black beans on hand for protein options. You can add them to salads, with a wrap, or in bowls with rice and veggies.
- Roast a chicken, or tray of chicken breasts. Saves tons of time during the week to just reheat.
- Hard boil some eggs – a portable snack. You can also slice them in salads or on sandwiches.
- More eggs, but this time for egg muffins. Make tiny quiche-style muffins at the beginning of the week and you’ve got breakfast all week long!
- Roast some veggies on a big tray – you can make a huge batch and eat a bit every day.
Grab some fresh fruit to eat throughout the week for snacks and you’ll be set!
Nutrition has a big impact on how we feel on a daily basis. It’s surprising how well we feel when we eat right, so give it a try!
If you’ve not been feeling right and even changing your diet hasn’t helped, it would probably help to talk to a women’s health specialist. Schedule a visit today with the button below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Julie Drolet
P.S. Taking a daily multi-vitamin can also help you get on the right track. For other thoughts on how to help you get back on your game, make an appointment to come in today.