10 Healthy Eating Tips for When You Are Super Busy
The busier you get, the less likely you are to think about healthy eating. Unfortunately, acting in this way is counterproductive. You might think you are saving time and being more efficient by grabbing a burger and working through your lunch hour then filling up on energy drinks when you start to get tired.
However, you are actually reducing your productivity levels by eating in this way. A poor diet causes you to feel tired and lose energy during the day which has a direct impact on the amount of work you get done. It also contributes to a number of more serious health problems such as chronic disease and weight gain.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to turn your diet around and start eating healthy, even when you are super busy. In this article I share 10 of my top tips for eating healthy when my time is extremely limited.
1) Plan Ahead
A lot of people say; “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” and when it comes to healthy eating this is absolutely right. If you don’t put together some sort of plan to eat healthy then you are going to end up eating unhealthy junk foods. The best way to plan ahead is to list down the foods you plan to eat
tomorrow at the end of each day and then prepare what you can the night before. You may argue that you simply don’t have the time to do this but realistically it’s only going to take 10 minutes to pack a few healthy snacks and prepare a healthy lunch. Surely you can find 10 minutes at the end of each day to do this?
2) Don’t Do Your Weekly Shop When You Are Hungry
As part of your healthy eating plan you need to start buying healthy foods when you do your weekly shop. Doing your weekly shop when you are hungry makes this task a lot more difficult as your hunger will naturally draw you towards convenient junk foods. Therefore, make sure you have something to eat before you do your weekly shop.
3) Take Full Advantage of Fruits
When you are busy, and you start to feel hungry what’s your usual course of action? If you
answered; “head over to the vending machine and grab a quick snack” then you are not taking full advantage of fruits. Fruits can be just as filling as chocolate or crisps, provide much more nutritional value and contain a lot less calories. They are just as quick and easy to eat so even if you are super busy, fruits are the perfect snack foo