Get on track with your healthy eating and maintain your demanding schedule at the same time by following these five simple steps.
As we round out the second quarter of 2007, you’re feeling pretty proud of yourself. That resolution to ‘eat healthy’ has been fairly easy to maintain-until now.
Now the kids are back into their school schedules which require you to be the taxi, supervisor and cheerleader. That translates into time on the run, moving from soccer field to dance class to music lesson.
You’ve survived the year-end demands at work, but the planning of a new budget year and a new year of projects has meant long meetings, skipped lunches and late hours.
Those healthy eating habits linger in the back of your mind as you dash back and forth between commitments to others and forgetting your commitment to yourself for better health.
Take heart, by following the five steps below, you can get back on track with your healthy eating and maintain your demanding schedule at the same time.
1. Fill a briefcase or a lunch bag with healthy reminders of healthy eating like:
- always carry nuts for munching
- place a granola bar in your bag. Make sure it is one that is low in sugar and high in fiber
- protein powder packets are a good alternative to have in your bag
- a yummy wrap containing protein, healthy saturated fats and greens
- seven grain bread with almond butter and an apple or banana
2. Keep this healthy and quick grocery shopping list handy:
- pre-washed organic greens
- frozen organic vegetables
- granola bars
- frozen burgers like veggie, turkey, organic beef or salmon
- sweet potatoes
- seven grain bread or seven grain crackers
- peanut butter or almond butter
3. Remember this tips when dining out:
- always begin your meal with a salad
- select a protein-based entrée over a pasta dish
- order an extra side of vegetables for extra fiber
- always choose water over other beverages
- if you must have dessert, share it!
- order a side dish of fresh fruit to accompany dessert. It lets you believe there is more food to eat
4. It’s a long way to Boise or, how to eat healthy when traveling in a car:
- keep a variety of nuts available for munching
- pack large bottles of water
- prepare celery and peanut butter for snacking
- have quick meal options available like seven grain wraps with hummus or a veggie burger and greens
- have dried fruit available for a quick, sweet snack
5. Jetting off to Reno? Try these tips for healthy snacking at the airport:
- have hummus and carrots to munch on while waiting for your flight
- always carry a small meal like an almond butter sandwich on seven grain or spelt bread
- be sure to carry your own bottled water; much cheaper than buying it at the gift shop!
- take a bag of cut vegetables along like celery, string beans, sugar snap peas, etc.
- an apple will help you avoid getting nauseas
No matter where you need to go, healthy eating and snacking will get your there with more energy, clearer thinking and a terrific feeling about yourself and your commitment to your health.
Randi studied holistic nutrition, changed her diet and healed herself of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hypoglycemia and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She is sharing this information and her ebook (I Healed Myself from IBS and You Can Too!) on her website at www.happyhealing.net