HOW TO EAT HEALTHY (EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO TIME TO COOK)
Everyone wants to eat healthy so they can look great and feel amazing.
But the reality is, many of us are starved for time (demanding full-time jobs, classes, kids, sick parents, the list goes on) and it seems like diligently cooking up nutritious recipes in diet books is simply not an option.
But here’s the thing: This isn’t a question of time management but rather priorities.
It’s a matter of truly looking at what you REALLY want in life and then choosing to have it. If you choose to have time to cook healthy meals, you will.
And trust me, I know it seems like there is never enough time.
I run two businesses, live in 2 cities with two children, manage two homes, fly every single week – at least once – and yet my partner and I cook dinner at home most nights of the week or we take the time to enjoy a healthy meal at a restaurant (only because we want a change of scenery or are craving a special food or experience).
I’m not saying I have this all nailed.
In fact, I will be the first to say I am not even close to having it all together every day.
I do, however, make the food I put in my body a priority that’s non-negotiable. Because if affects everything else.
I’m by no means a perfect mother nor do I keep a perfect home, and I sometimes feel like there is so much weight on my shoulders.
AND, I know that if I don’t feed my body food that fuels it and keeps me healthy, alert, and active then that weight will only feel heavier.
So again, it’s a question of setting priorities and not managing your time.
If you want to look at the logistics of time because you feel you don’t have enough, then look at how much time you spend watching TV every day or being on Facebook or other social networks, or having longer than necessary conversations with other parents at your kids’ games, practices, or after school. How much time could you save each day if you were to cut back on these things and focus on using that time to eat healthy instead?
2 Amazing Resources to Help You With Easy, Peasy Meal Planning!
You don’t have to do it alone. There are lots of meal-planning services out there to help. I personally love Healthy Family Meal Plans, which was created by one of our Institute of Transformational Nutrition graduates Elaine DeSantos and her husband Michael Ortiz. It’s an amazing service that you use to take the challenge out of meal planning and save time, and your options on this site are almost endless! You can customize it for your family’s taste buds so you only get recipes and meal plans for food you love. It’s an amazing service and I highly recommend it.
Want More Where This Came From?
This post was written in response to an audience Q&A for the What You’re REALLY Hungry For episode, Resistance: Why We Know What To Eat And Still Won’t Eat It with Christa Orecchio. If you want to listen to the entire Q&A with even more content you’ll love, click here or the button below!
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