We all are not ignorant of the fact that we have to eat well to stay healthy, but what do we do when we have a busy schedule? Do you get so busy all day that you can barely spare a second to eat well? Many times, eating becomes such a big deal that all you can think of is to do away with it or eat little or nothing in the little time you are able to spare.
Do you know that all you need is a little change and you are on the path to feeding well? Do you know you really don’t have to cook all day or spend so much time thinking about what to eat? No matter how busy you are, you can always spare a little time and ensure it’s worth it.
Below are some ways to eat well despite your busy schedule:
1. Make a list
Making a list will go a long way in helping you and it won’t take your time. Sacrifice some time one day weekly and make a shopping list of what you need to get at the grocery store. Then purchase them in advance. When you have these ingredients in your store, you are less likely to skip meals and this saves you more time than you might think. You won’t have to be doing this daily, but just once a week, or even once a month.
2. Don’t ever skip breakfast
Yes, you are busy. Breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind as you dash out of your house to face the long day awaiting you. Try as much as you can not to miss your breakfast, as it is a very important meal, and skipping it can lead to many health defects like increase in obesity, diabetes risk, and morning moodiness. You don’t have to spend so much time on this.
If you want to be quick about it, think about what you’ll have for breakfast before going to bed the previous night. You can have quick light meals like oatmeal, cereals, and so on. If you aren’t able to grab something before running off to work, ensure you fix something for yourself as soon as you get to work. Cookies may be a nice idea.
3. Stay hydrated
To maintain a good health, water shouldn’t be missed out of the plan. Drink water as much as you can through the day. You can have an in-office water cooler or a dispenser, to make it easier for you to drink water as many times as you can while you work. Staying hydrated helps in proper functioning of the immune system and saves you the risk of so many health defects.
You are responsible for your health and how you care for yourself. Staying healthy should be as important as the work we spend our time with daily. Try not to work while you eat, but rather relax in that 10-15 minutes you will spend eating.