Eating Healthy comes in many different forms. What works for some doesn’t work for others. What you can’t argue with is the benefits. As a working Dad it can be hard to stick to any sort of meal plan.
Everyone you ask will give you a different description of what healthy eating is. Here’s a few that come to mind
- Eating from the 5 food groups
- Getting all your serves of fruit and vegetables.
- Apple a day keeps the doctor away
When you think about what people say there are a lot of common themes and some not so common.
I don’t have any grand plans about loosing weight or getting a 6 pack, I just want to live a long and healthy life so I can keep up with my kids. So what do I do? I focus on trying to eat as healthy as possible when I can so it outweighs the times I can’t. Not as easy as it sounds.
Planning is a key part of this. You can’t eat healthy if your pantry is full of junk. So next time your doing a grocery shop. Take a bit more time and think before you buy. Once you have the food. Set aside the time to prepare it. I am by no means a chef but i’ve found healthier meals take longer to prepare (if you know of any shortcuts definately let me know). If you can tick those two boxes the hard work is done, you just need to make it habit.
What do I do while working? Again plan ahead. Every day I make a smoothie with a combination of blueberries, strawberries, banana apple, kiwi, spinach, and honey. Doesn’t sound that appetising but tastes alright and I know its good for me. Bonus it helps keep me full and stops me snacking on junk food.
Now I’m no dietician and will never claim to be. There is a wealth of information available if you look for it. I know what works for me. That’s the most important part, find what works for you, and maintain it as best you can.
6 thoughts on “Eating Healthy or rather trying to. . .”
I love making smoothies but only in the summer. At the moment I just need coffee to warm me up! I do try to drink a glass of water to match every cup of coffee though, makes it feel like I’m doing something right… x
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It definately makes a difference staying hydrated.
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I have lots of tips on that but you sound as if you are going in the right direction! One tip- ditch the banana in your smoothie and replace it with avocado. It provides the creaminess and good fats and rids your body of the extra sugar and starch from the banana.
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Avocado sounds like a great idea next shopping trip. Thanks for your feedback
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Great Post! So many people try to find a “magic diet” instead of focusing on what works for them.
Thanks! That’s it isn’t it, its no good if you can’t sustain it