#FitFabFeb2021 Health & Wellness

#FitFabFeb2021 – Want to know how to eat well consistently, save time & money?

February 12, 2021
Food planning and prep

We know we should eat healthy and nutritious meals, but sometimes we can find excuses not to.

  • ‘I’m too busy’,
  • ‘I got home late from work’,
  • ‘I worked through lunch’,
  • ‘It’s 3pm and I’m craving sugar’
  • ‘I don’t have the right foods in my pantry or fridge’

We’ve all been there, I know I have and it is so easy to reach for an unhealthy snack with you are time poor. Trust me, in another life I used to skip meals and work through lunch all the time!

Week 2 of #FitFabFeb2021 has been about Tweaking what we eat by increasing the amount of vegetables we eat daily and trying to incorporate them into every meal. If you are following along, how are you going? Have you found creative ways to include more veggies?

In today’s post I want to share some ways you can eat well consistently, save time and also money!

Want to know how to eat well consistently, save time and money?

Plan your menu

Planning saves time and money. Decide what you menu for the week will be and make a shopping list from thatand ONLY BUY WHATS ON THE LIST.

Prep your meals

Prepping your meals saves time and reduces the risk of making unhealthy food choices. Sunday afternoons are a good time to prepare nutritious meals and snacks for the week.

You really don’t have time? Make a protein smoothie. add lots of veggies and water or almond milk or milk of your choice. It’s quick easy and delicious.

Eat regular meals

keeps you from feeling hungry and reaching for unhealthy snacks. It also maintains balanced blood sugar level to avoid long term health issues such as Diabetes.Including protein at every meal will keep you fuller longer.

Record when, what and why you eat

Sometimes we eat when we aren’t really hungry. Keeping a food diary of when you eat, what you ate and how you were feeling when you ate will give you an indication of whether you are eating because you need to or whether it is emotional eating. You might also be surprised to find you are just dehydrated and need water.

Eat at the table rather than eating on the run

Making time to sit and eat rather than ‘grab and go’ helps digestion and mindful eating. Chew slowly and enjoy the taste, texture. colour and smell of the food you are eating. Make it an event and use your good china and cutlery.

It’s all about planning and preparation

Can you add any other ideas to my list? I’d love you to share them with me.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Donna Connolly February 12, 2021 at 12:26

    These are all great ideas, Sue.
    I would also add to have favourite, snackable meals ready to go in your fridge so that they are easy to reach for when you are craving a snack or an energy boost. Otherwise, the alternatives are way too tempting in our moment of weakness. 😀

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 14, 2021 at 13:44

      That is a great idea Donna. I try not to have too many unhealthy alternatives in the pantry or fridge but being prepared with snacks is the way to go for sure. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris February 13, 2021 at 07:20

    Yes Sue, shopping lists save me time and time again! I like being organised with planned meals and try to do so, but often I fall behind. I agree with Donna’s tip too :). Another great list, many thanks.

  • Reply Toni Pike February 13, 2021 at 07:58

    Some great tips here Sue – especially the one about planning menus. I always like to be super-organised. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 14, 2021 at 08:21

      Hi Toni, yes being organised means less likelihood of reaching for unhealthy snacks.

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