I’m going to keep this short and sweet. One of the keys to keeping healthy eating habits, is preparation.
It’s no secret that when things get hectic in our lives, grabbing takeout is an easy option. If healthy food is not readily available, it’s that much harder to make smart dining decisions.
Here are 3 keys to staying prepared with your nutrition.
1. Have a Grocery shopping routine.
The more I talk to other people, the more I realize how neglected this key is. Many people look at grocery shopping as a chore, but it shouldn’t be. You should know what you need before you enter, be able to find it immediately, and get in and out of the store in 15 minutes or less.
2. Have your food chopped and packed, easily available for cooking.
The easier you can make something, the more likely you will be to actually do it. Having everything cut up and ready to cook, is one thing that makes cooking meals that much easier.
3. Have healthy snacks and travel meals on Hand
If there is one thing I’ve learned since improving my nutrition and coaching others, it’s that life gets in the way of a perfect eating plan. Business trips, staying late at the office, vacations, and any other random event can throw off your routine. And that may be just enough to keep you from getting the results you want.
That is why I suggest you keep meals you can whip together without cooking, and are even easy to travel with. My favorite choices are protein powder and nuts. I enjoy them, they store well when I travel, and I know they always curb my appetite and beat just about any meal from a restaurant.
So remember, when it comes to nutrition, a little preparation goes a long way. 30 minutes of preparation each week can take your results to the next level.