So how is the healthy style going? Don’t beat yourself up if you have fallen over the wagon, just dust yourself up and start all over again. The most important thing is not quitting, like I said in my last entry, it is all about taking baby steps. If you find you are struggling with healthy eating ( I hate saying the word ‘diet’), then get someone to do it with you, or ask them to act as the person you are accountable to, in other words, talk about your struggles, victories, etc. One of the main reasons, some people find it hard to stay healthy is because of people around them, for example, if their loved ones don’t care about what they eat. It is not easy if the person trying to lose weight is the one who does the cooking for the family!!
I am not a mom or wife but I can imagine how difficult it can be to cook two different meals, trying to add or putting part of the cooked food into another pot, etc. This is not helped with the busy modern lifestyle where family eating together is becoming a rare ‘event’. It is very easy to fall into the slippery slope of takeaways and junk foods. The key is planning meals in advance, having the ingredients ready the night before. I know it is easier said than done. But if you can do this on your days off if you work on weekends, some foods can be prepared and then frozen, you can take it out of the freezer just before going to work. For example, you can parboil potatoes, cut up fresh vegetables; fruits, place them in sealed freezer bags. Am I getting warmer, I am sure you get the idea. You can also have your own shelf in the kitchen cupboard. Post notes on the fridge to remind you of your plan.