It’s easy to eat crap. It’s everywhere.
Eating right consistently doesn’t have to be like dragging your nails across a chalkboard.
- Ride a good mood. You’re far more likely to make better food choices and cook when you got lucky the night before or found an AWESOME pair of shoes on sale. (Whichever works for you.)Cook twice as much of a healthy meal and freeze some for the days when you’re on the verge of giving someone a middle finger. (It’s like that sometimes.)
- Rinse and repeat. Master a day of good, clean, pat-yourself-on-the-back eating and then eat the exact same things the next day.If boredom hasn’t set in, do it 3 days in a row.This will save you hours of mental exhaustion over deciding what to eat.
- Focus on your 3 o’clock meal- LINNER! This is where most people run off the clean eating road and end up in a ditch.The vending machine starts looking like an oasis and candy bowls start sweetly whispering your name. (Tell them to shut up!)Starbucks is even offering discounts for people to come back after 2pm for a “treat”. (They’ve got some nerve!)Go get a smoothie (with low sugar), eat half of a sandwich or pack some tuna on whole grain crackers.(Well, maybe not at work. Try almond butter instead.)
Crap afternoon snacks easily morph into crap dinners and then your eating day becomes – crap.
- Eggs and sweet potatoes. This is still one of my fav-or-ites.On Saturday or Sunday, boil 1 dozen cage free organic eggs (pasture raised would be the best ) and bake 3-5 sweet potatoes.Both will keep in the fridge for 4 or 5 days.You can take the shells off the eggs, but keep the potatoes in their skins until you’re ready to eat them.Put 2-3 eggs in a ziplock bag so they are ready to pick up and go.If the potatoes are large use half for a snack or side to a meal.
Tell me what strategies work for you.
Committed to your brilliance,
BONUS: If your kid has a birthday party like mine did today, get cupcakes for the gang, but scrape the icing off of yours and only eat half…just eat it slowly so it feels like you ate a whole one.