One of the hardest things to do when you are busy is to avoid temptation and grabbing unhealthy foods on the go. I am guilty of that. Grabbing a scone when you are hungry with a cup of coffee often seems to be the easiest option. I struggled with this last year and often found myself forgetting to eat or grabbing whatever was nearby. Nutrition is a critical part of health and wellness. It is what gives you the energy for your workouts and can be a downfall if you eat unhealthy, even if you are working out. Nutrition and fitness go hand-in-hand. Over the last eight months I have dedicated my Sunday nights to preparing my healthy meals for the week. This helps me stay on track. By using the weekly cooking session to plan my meals, I don’t need to cook all week and can enjoy my evenings. I also am assured that I always have healthy options with me when hunger strikes.
If you grill up your protein- I like lean chicken, steak, and salmon. Bake a few sweet potatoes in the oven (pre-poked with a fork) at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Steam some broccoli. Cut up a few pre-hardboiled eggs. And voila! Meals for the week. I’m not going to lie, the process takes a few hours, but it is worth the time you save over the week and the unhealthy temptations you can avoid. Try it for a week – I bet you’ll never go back!
One hint – load up on tupperware before hand. We never have enough!