Who has time for Weight Loss when life these days is crazy-hectic? Believe it or not, you do! Ok, so maybe you’re working 10 hour days trying to get that raise at work. Or maybe your putting in endless hours taking care of a new baby. Or maybe it’s something else? Your weight loss plan gets tossed right out the window when you’re stressed out and pressed for time. How to prioritize cooking healthy food and going to the gym when there are so many other important things to do…right? Well, take a deep breath, relax, and tips for sticking to your diet even on a busy schedule.
Who has time for Weight Loss when life these days is crazy-hectic? You do! Find out how you can stick to your weight loss plan with these seven easy tips!
De-Junk Your Kitchen
Yes, we are going there. TODAY go through your cabinets and pack up all the sugary snacks, processed chips, crackers, and any other junk-food items. Don’t forget the frozen treats! Now donate unopened packages to a food pantry! The busier you are, the more likely you are to reach for these junk foods in your kitchen; and that will derail your weight loss progress.
Keep Health food In Convenient Areas
After you’ve de-junked your kitchen, stock healthy foods and snacks, and put them right in convenient areas so you see them. Reach for those firs. Greek yogurt, healthy soups, instant brown rice, tuna packets, quinoa, turkey breast, and other lower-calorie foods you can see, grab and prepare quickly.
Put Your Workouts in Your Calendar
Busy people almost always use an appointment book or the calendar on their smartphone. Doing the same for your workout class can help you stick to your fitness and nutrition goals.
Make Big Batches
Even the busiest CEO or new mom can carve out a few hours to make large portions of fresh proteins, carbs, and fats. Prepping your food in advance makes it much easier to grab when you’re in a hurry! Try making a big pot of brown rice. Roast a heaping tray of veggies. Grill 6 or more chicken breasts. You get the picture. All of these keep well for days in the fridge, ready for repurposing into a variety of meals over the next few days.
Have Healthy Snacks with You at All Times
Don’t get caught off guard when you get hungry. Plan for the hunger! It WILL happen. Carry healthy foods with you in your handbag, or stash them in your office desk drawer. You want snacks with a combination of protein, healthy carbs and fat. Some examples are protein bars, peanut butter squeeze packs, trail mix or Greek yogurt all with a piece of fruit or some veggie sticks!
Find an Exercise Partner or Workout Group
You are far less likely to ditch the gym if you know someone is expecting to be there at a certain time! Exercise groups and workout partners are a great way to do this.
Try Using Meal Replacements or Protein Bars
Another quick way to have healthy options available at your fingertips is using protein bars and meal replacements. If you choose a good product it should contain a good combination of protein, carbs, and fats. If you’re interested in some great tasting protein bars and shakes that contain balanced nutrition contact me for a sample pack