One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is that they are “too busy to prepare healthy meals,” so they end up running out of the house without breakfast, picking up something fast through a drive-through, then coming home exhausted and so resort to throwing a frozen pizza in the oven. Eating this way leads to a whole mess of problems:
- Unbalanced nutrition
- Weight gain
- Increased risk for chronic disease
- Blood sugar imbalance (spikes of high energy to low energy)
- Increased cravings for sugar and simple carbohydrates
- Increased stress and poor sleep
Plus it’s expensive! Grabbing a coffee at Starbucks is easily $4, plus some fast food $6, then a frozen pizza $4, plus a candy bar somewhere in there for $1. I realized one of the most valuable “skills” that everyone can benefit from is making a habit of pre-planning and prepping meals. Basically the idea is to prepare the majority of your meals in advance so you can grab and go during the week. Below is a downloadable sample plan that shows how easy it is to prepare for the week and spend under $100 on all your groceries (that breaks down to just $3 per meal if you are eating five times per day!). Who doesn’t want to save time and money?
No more excuses. Get to planning!