I work with a lot of people on how they eat to create a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle, and to help them control disease and lose weight.
The number one thing I have learned is that PLANNING is the biggest obstacle to making nutrition happen. You need a meal plan. You need to know what to shop for at the grocery store weekly – or even biweekly. You need to stick to the plan. Sure, do we get thrown off sometimes and have to eat on the run? We do! But having a plan to work around that is also important! Knowing what you need for nutrients is key to making good choices out in restaurants, on the go and on vacations as well.
Here are a few tips:
* Put yourself in the situation ahead of time. You know you have a busy weekend coming up. You know you will be gone for lunch and dinner. What do you need to do to be prepared? Oh, and since you won’t be home- you will also need water and snacks right? So make that plan and bring it with you.
*If you have been in a situation repeatedly and made poor decisions, consider what went wrong and how to adjust it for the next time it comes up. Don’t wait until you are in the situation and feeling desperately hungry or lost and confused with a menu. Know what you need to get, and know your limits and draw the line before you get too desperate.
*Remember that your body needs protein, some carbs earlier in the day and veggies to feel full. If you know what your body needs, and you know what types of foods make that happen – you can choose in any emergency eating out situation to make it a healthy choice.
*Know your busy times of the day and week and plan around them. This prevents a last minute hussle that often leads to poor decisions.
Planning is everything in life, as well as proper nutrition and hydration. Without a plan you are hungry, dehydrated and desperate.
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