two words: MEAL PREP!
i have struggled on and off with “attempting to eat healthy” my entire engagement. I would do it all day and then as soon as I got home, that’s when I would eat whatever I could get my hands on. We had a “candy drawer” that I just could not resist diving into.
The last month, however.. I tried a different approach. The very first thing I did was organize my fridge like this:
Then I went out to the store, and bought TONS of healthy foods (low fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, fruits, veggies, eggs, etc…) and various containers from the dollar store. I cut up a bunch of fruits and veggies and put them into baggies and containers, so now when I leave for work I just grab whatever and go. I also make sure to bring enough food that I won’t run out before lunch and be tempted to run to Tim Hortons or something. I try really hard to mostly eat what’s in the fridge (raw, healthy, unprocessed) and use the food in my cupboards as “back up” (granola bars, crackers, more processed stuff)
My “usual day” is as follows:
-Greek yogurt topped with berries and “healthy” granola or oats (I check the sugar)
-cucumber/ red pepper/ cherry tomatoes/ grapefruit/ blueberries as a snack
-can of tuna and hard boiled eggs for lunch
-hummus and crackers/ avocado spread on whole grain toast/ banana
FI isn’t as focused on healthy eating as I am, so dinner usually requires a little creativity on my part! But lately I’ve been loving …
– using romaine lettuce as a “wrap”, this way we can still do tacos, fajitas, other wraps but I will do a healthier version (and surprisingly it still tastes good)
– salmon, asparagus and rice
– “healthy” chicken Parmesan (unbreaded grilled chicken breasts topped with tomato sauce and a bit of shredded low fat mozza + veggie
– grilled chicken breast with salad
it’s honestly amazing how much easier it has been to eat healthy by making sure I have things prepped in the morning before work. I also downloaded MyFitnessPal and track my calories/ macros to try and make sure I’m eating a healthy balance of fats/proteins/carbs
and lastly (not to do with clean eating) but I also stumbled across these” T25 workouts” and they are only 25 minutes so it’s perfect for someone busy but they KICK MY ASS!