I just finished eating a bowl of oatmeal, frozen berries, ground flax and a touch of honey. This may sound healthy – but it is just all I could muster up from my freezer, fridge and cupboards. I really need to get groceries. In my morning fog of a brain it took me a while to find all of those ingredients! It made me think of the importance of PLANNING. I was lucky I had an “emergency stash” of healthy goodies!
“A goal without a plan is just a wish”
We all want to eat healthy – so what is holding us back? The number one excuse I hear (and I have heard my share of excuses) is TIME. Eating healthy does take time and planning – no doubt about that. Even those in the profession of food (such as me) feel that we do not have enough of it. I even work in a grocery store and the last thing I wanted to do last night before leaving was walk around and grocery shop. However, in hindsight I should have. I was able to mash together a good breakfast – I can also say that I froze some of that vegetarian chilli I made on the weekend. That will make a great lunch… Unfortunately I can’t say I have anything planned for dinner…
I believe that if we remember WHY we need to eat healthy we will find the motivation to do the things necessary to achieve it. So here I go with my “you have to FIND the time speech”…
“Food is fuel – what you eat effects how you feel, your energy levels and your health. Planning to eat healthy can actually give you time back – first it will energize you so you can more efficiently use your time and … you will live longer!”
PLAN to have a back up of healthy goodies on hand for times when “you just didn’t have the time…”
-Whole grains (Quoina, rice, pasta)
My plan for after work today … hot yoga… then before I come home I will grocery shop!!!
Have a good day!