Let’s get one thing straight: Yes, it’s harder to stay healthy in this fast-paced, work-obsessed modern society. Nonetheless, it can be done. The key is to stay committed and see your efforts as beneficial for your busy lifestyle.
Remember, the healthier you are, the better you can carry the demands of work and family and overcome stress. That said, here are the best ways to eat healthy even when you have a super busy schedule.
Preparing healthy meals shouldn’t be taxing. Eating healthy shouldn’t be hard. Go for easy recipes. One of the most popular, no-hassle meals health buffs love is the chopped apples with almond butter. It’s the perfect combo of protein, carbs and healthy fat, so you can never go wrong with this option. You can also try steamed broccoli with hummus, which takes only five minutes to prepare.
For those meals that would take a bit longer to prepare, cook them on the weekends or on days when you have more free time. Keep them in the fridge, and then reheat them before hitting the office. Of course, there’s always the option of buying grab-and-go healthy snacks. But the best way to take it easy on healthy meals is just to have fresh prepared meals delivered to your home, right at your doorstep.
More often than not, what takes so much time in getting healthy meals isn’t the preparation per se, but the decision on what exactly to make. And because you’re caught in a decision dilemma, you end up getting what’s readily available, which is almost always fast food. What you should then do is before the week starts, dedicate at least 10 minutes to plan what you’re having in the next days.
A good practice is to keep a recipe journal of some sorts on your phone. Whenever you see a healthy recipe on your social media feed or hear one from an office colleague, dump that in your journal. With consistency, you’d be able to compile a library of different recipes, to which you can choose easily.
You no longer would hear yourself complaining about not knowing what to eat for lunch or dinner. At the same time, you’re able to monitor how you’re keeping up with eating healthy.
Technology has made you busier at work. On the flip side though, it has opened up the opportunity to do grocery shopping easier. As you know, going to supermarkets is time-consuming. You have to scour through rows of items, compare prices, wait in long lines at the checkout counter, etc.
You can avoid all these by shopping online. Yes, there’s a delivery charge, but that’s a pretty small trade-off.
So, go check out some grocery shopping apps, find one that’s most suitable for you, and tick off this house duty in under five minutes. Some online retailers offer pre-chopped food items so you can also take advantage of that.
Yes, it’s more difficult to stay healthy when you’re swamped with work and family responsibilities. But there are lots of ways to make it happen. You are going to make it happen with these tips.