The Why: It
really is true that you are what you eat. If you want to have energy to do your
best work and be productive, then you need the fuel to do that. If you think
that you don’t have time to buy, cook and eat right, imagine how much time will
be lost when you are sick or develop a serious illness that could have been
prevented by taking care of yourself in the first place. Not only do you suffer
physically but your finances get a boost when you stop the drive-thru,
take-out, eat-out and vending machine habits.
wants to be in a cluttered kitchen much less cook in one. Make it a space you
want to be in. Then make a food plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
Begin with the pantry and fridge. Sort and
organize foods by putting like items together. Remove anything past the
expiration date. Wipe shelves as you go.
Clear off the counters. Only leave out home
décor items and a few small appliances that you hope to use daily, like a
coffee maker. Give the counters a good polish.
Open cabinets and tidy the contents. If you find
things you never use, toss them in a donation box. If it’s too much to do all
at once, then do 2-3 drawers or cabinets a night so you are done by the end of
Make a meal plan. What kind of options work for
your lifestyle for breakfast and lunches? Do you need grab and go options like
Greek yogurt, protein bars and fresh fruit? Hope online and do a little
research on great packable breakfast and lunches.
Plan your dinners. Don’t wait until after work
and your starving to make a plan. Sit down and figure out a week’s worth of
meals. Shop for a week’s worth and have everything handy.
Check out online grocery shopping. Many grocery
chains have a service where you click and pick then swing by and pick up the
already bagged groceries.
Until next time …