To help you stay on track, here are five nutrition tips you can use which will make eating on a plan so much easier.
1. Shop For The Week
Knowing what you’re going to eat for the week is one step, but ensuring that you have access to the food is necessary. Save yourself time (and money) by shopping once per week and ensure your kitchen is stocked with enough food to get you from Monday to Sunday.
2. Cook In Bulk and Portion
Now that you’ve stocked your fridge with everything you need for the week, you need to make sure it will last – especially proteins. Generally, cooking protein requires the most time. You can maximize cooking time by using a variety of methods such as baking, barbequing, and using a crockpot.
3. Frozen Is Good
Shopping for the week may seem impossible when it comes to producing, as many items will spoil before the week is up. The tip here is to head to the freezer section of your grocery store.
Frozen vegetables and fruit have the same nutrient profiles as fresh items, in some cases, they’re even better for you as they’ve been flash frozen as soon as they’ve been picked.
4. Keep Convenience Items On Hand
Sometimes it’s just not possible to stop what you’re doing to eat. Maybe you’re in the middle of an important board meeting, giving a presentation, or at a medical appointment, whatever the reason, reaching for your meal and utensils just isn’t going to happen. In these cases, it’s helpful to have a more convenient option on hand.
5. Live In The Future
The phrase, “Failing to plan is planning to fail” is entirely true. To make sure you get through your week without any hitches, live in the future. On Sunday evening, take a few minutes to look at your schedule for the week and see if there’s anything that will throw off your habits.
Perhaps there’s a PTA meeting on Tuesday evening and a newly scheduled hockey game on Thursday night.
Being aware of these things in advance will allow you to plan for them.