Fail to plan, plan to fail is a popular saying in the project management world. Running short on time can derail the best intentions to eat healthy. When hangry hits we all reach for the fastest option, which usually isn’t the healthy option. Here are some tips to help you with better choices.
Plan your menu a week in advance. Choose a list of your favorite recipes or do a quick google search on meal plans. Check your cabinets and make a grocery list, then plan only one grocery store run for a time saver. A grocery store run can take 30-60 minutes if you add up the drive time, walking through the store, and waiting in checkout. That adds up to 3.5 – 7 hours per week!
Use some of that time savings for meal prep. One of the trainers at my gym spends 2-3 hours cooking with her boyfriend each week and they just reheat lunch and dinner. One friend enjoys an hour each Saturday chopping veggies with her kids. Another friend sends her kids off with her husband and enjoys the alone time. Get creative. Fun plans are more likely to stay in your schedule.
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