Guest Post By: Cheryl Gibb RRPr. Advanced Reflexology

small_2180184706Eating healthy isn’t always easy. This is especially the case in the fast paced world we live in. With the numerous fast food drive thru options available, sometimes it is difficult just to make it from one place to another without being drawn in by these seemingly ‘easy’ options. Many of us are so hungry and in such a rush that we continue to eat these foods even though we know how bad they are for us. Trading health for convenience is something that we do without realizing.

Keeping yourself satisfied, full and healthy while working, looking after your family, up keeping the household and maintaining an active social life doesn’t have to be impossible. A few small changes to your day can make a huge difference when it comes to getting you past the drive thrus and making it home to cook.

  • Have a protein shake for breakfast. Include omega 3, a green supplement (I like Vital Greens because it is liquid), ground flax seed and vitamin D. This sets you up for success before you leave the house.
  • Keep mixed nuts and seeds on hand. Keep a container in your car, a bag in your purse and maybe some in your desk. This can be a huge help when you are in a hurry and hungry. Nuts and seeds are filling so you don’t need a lot to satisfy hunger.
  • Plan, plan, plan. When you grocery shopping make sure you know what meals you will be cooking for the week. Then you only have to go out once a week for supplies. Knowing that everything you need to cook a healthy meal is in your house helps stop you from picking something up on the way home.
  • When you get home from the grocery store take the time to wash and prep all your vegetables. This saves time during the week when we are rushed. Besides no one wants to come home from a long day of work to chop vegetables for dinner.
  • Cook extra to be used for lunches.
  • Don’t buy processed snack food, not even for your kids. If these are in your house you are much more likely to eat them. Don’t even go into these aisles at the grocery store. Why tempt yourself? Look into making some vegetable chips for snacking. These can be easy and yummy.

These few changes have made a profound difference in the types of food I eat. I don’t find it a hassle to eat healthy, it is much easier than I imagined it to be. The hardest part is finding a few go to recipes to use when strapped for time. Here is one of my favourites, I hope you enjoy!

Creamy Chicken Salad

Cheryl Gibb is a Reflexologist who practices in the Hamilton, Burlington, and surrounding areas. For House calls, contact her at 289 880 1677

Maintaining Your Health
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