I want to share a story that I am pretty sure you can relate to.
Because it’s about … drumroll …
“What’s for dinner?”
The answer is a never-ending nightly struggle, am I right?!
We make so many decisions every day – and by the time dinner rolls around – it’s like an endless loop trying to figure out what to eat.
Lets take a look a what this kind of struggle can look like:
You are standing in front of the fridge, trying to figure out what to make.
The same way you do almost every single night. (assuming you are not already a planner).
It’s not like you do not have any food on hand. You even go grocery shopping every weekend and stock up on healthy food.
But everything requires work – and time. It involves COOKING.
And honestly, you often feel so tired and stressed out by the whole thing.
And too often just didn’t feel like making anything.
So… you open your phone and order takeout. Even though you know it’s going to set you back on your goals.
Can you relate?
Being stuck in that cycle is the WORST … because it’s way too easy to click the Uber Eats button on your phone.
Sometimes you’re not even sure you WANT to break out of it because it does make your life a little easier.
But when you look at the big picture…
- You end up consuming WAY more calories than you want,
- There’s likely a lot more sodium (and other unwanted ingredients) in your food,
- And it’s not nearly as nutritious as if you were to make it yourself.
Here are three things you can do to break out of the loop:
- Get over the blame game with yourself and start analyzing why your “meal prep” isn’t working, and why you are ordering so much delivery.
If you always have good intentions of spending time prepping on the weekends or another more convenient day in the week based on your schedule – figure out why it isn’t happening and what you can do to make it happen.
Once you figure out WHY…
- Spend time “batch cooking” a couple of evenings during the week instead of on the weekends for example. In other words, figure out what works best for YOU! But you do not have to force yourself to create entire meals, for example.
Instead, I spend about an hour on Mondays and Thursdays pre-cooking ingredients: quinoa, rice, sweet potatoes, proteins, (chicken/turkey burgers/etc), ban salads, and veggies.
This meant I could easily mix-and-match meals for the next few days, for both lunch and dinner.
With the right music or podcast or netflix show playing in the background, I personally look forward to doing this!
- Here’s where the magic happened! You will notice the link between how you feel (and your results) when you eat home-cooked meals vs. delivery a few times a week. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this from clients who have made this transition. It was a bit challenging at first, but with a little personalized tweaking, it became easy peasy!
You will have more energy, you stomach will feel SO MUCH BETTER, you will sleep better, and even have fewer aches and pains.
Once you feel these positive effects, it will be so much easier to keep up with your batch cooking – AND stay (mostly!) away from the takeout food.
This ultimately will not only keep you on track with your goals, but will also save you some $$$ in the process. And who doesn’t love that!
Upgrading your habits isn’t always easy – but it’s not as hard as you think.
Your results are waiting for you.
If you need help, let’s do this together! Time is going to go by one way or another, and you DESERVE to live your best life.
A few simple tweaks can make all of the difference in the world to help you create and maintain better habits, start noticing changes in your energy, your sleep, and your results, Book your Discovery Session Today ;
Make it an amazing day!