I hope that it’s not too cold where you are and that the week as started off nicely. I started my day off coughing up a storm and then I burnt my finger with my hair straightener but then I got my first Starbucks coffee of the holiday season, a Ginger bread latte, YUMMM!
If you’ve read my last post you know that I started a new job a few weeks ago. It took me about a day to realize that if I don’t plan my meals and workouts that it would take no time at all for me to fall back into my bad habits. So before that ever happened, I took things into my own hands. This post doesn’t just pertain to those who work but even college students or anyone that is away from the house for extended periods of time.
The first thing that you want to do is write a little plan for yourself. Plan your breakfasts, lunches & snacks. I’m going to share with you the ways that I plan for success. It will take a bit of time to plan and prepare everything but you will save stress and pounds in the long run!
It’s easy to skip breakfast because we are often in a hurry, running late and don’t have time so we skip it or buy something on-the-go, which is what we want to avoid. I’m the type of person who can eat the same thing day after day and not get sick of it so that’s what I’ve been doing lately. This ensures that I’m never left not knowing what to eat. I boil myself 4 eggs every other night, enough for 2 days, and keep them fridge until i’m ready to eat them and I make myself a toast to go with that in the morning. I also always have ingredients that I can easily throw in the blender to make a smoothie and I take that in a to-go jar and bring it to work with me. Here is a video of my go-to Fruit Smoothie
When it comes to lunch there are a few things that you can do. First, you can prep your food ahead of time for the week. For example: On Sunday you cook all of your lunches for the week, and then you don’t have to worry about it(don’t forget to tell you significant other that it’s for your lunches!). Secondly, you can make extras while you’re making dinner and then bring the leftovers in your lunch the following day. Lastly, you can prepare yourself a totally different lunch the night before or the morning of, so long as you’ve planned it out you shouldn’t have any problems putting it together.
Snacks are the easiest for me but they can also be the trickiest. Snacks are meant to keep you going until your next meal which means that you should be eating wholesome healthy snacks. I like to pack myself, fruits, veggies and nuts because those are all energy packed foods, and believe me when I say I need all the energy I can get when I wake up before 10 am! Granola bars and snacks like that are alright from time-to-time but I wouldn’t make a habit of eating them. It’s not necessarily the nutritional information that I’m weary about but the ingredients. You always have to watch those ingredients!
I hope that this article was helpful to you in some way. If you have suggestions for future posts, please comment below. I write down all of your ideas into my notebook, so they don’t go unseen!
Have a wonderful December!
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