So we’re all busy right? Running to and from places. To Starbucks, to the office, to visit an elderly grandparent, to the gym, to an extra-curricular activity, a meeting. Running !running !running. And yet, I always roll my eyes at those skinny girls who say, “I just don’t have time to eat!” Yah, WHATEVER! Rome could be burning, and there I am, chomping’ away. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of meals I’ve missed in my ENTIRE lifetime. If you ask my husband, he’ll attest to it! No joke. I NEVER miss a meal.
So, how do you do it? With all the running and juggling, how do you make time for good healthy meals, and avoid skipping? Believe me, I’m just as busy as the next person, but I always make time to eat. I’m not saying I haven’t eaten a salad in my car on my way to a meeting, but I make food a priority, as funny as it sounds. For women juggling it all, food is in fact paramount to your success. And good food, may I add.
Eating healthy with a busy lifestyle. You on the fence with how to incorporate this into your hectic life?
A few tips that help me stay nutritious and energetic: * I ALWAYS keep snacks on me. I have a nice mixed bag of nuts, and organic yogurt covered raisins in my glove compartment and/or purse at all times. It always comes in handy. This way, I don’t binge on my next meal. Healthy snacking helps cut the binging for sure, because eating a little food every few hours stablilizes your blood sugar levels so your brain is much calmer when it sees your next meal!
* I have my Erica’s To Do List notepad in the kitchen, and it’s visible at all times. It’s my running list of whatever we’re low on. The minute I’m almost done a ketchup, for example, (which is like every week), it goes on that list. Keep your healthy stuff on this list the minute you’re low. You’re much more likely to always buy the good stuff if it’s staring at you on a piece of paper at the grocery store.
* I try and