Eat healthy and energize yourself even on a hectic schedule. Follow these ground rules.
If you are like mostbusy people, then your days start without a breakfast followed by a crappy lunch eaten in hurry and a late dinner. This is a common trend with most people that have a 9-5 or that have too many pressures on their plate. What they do not know is that this routine is also the reason for their depleting stores of strength and the constant feelings of stress, restlessness, irritability and fatigue which they usually attribute to their schedule.
The truth is that with proper nutrition of your body, you are adding beams to your foundation and enabling your body to carry more than it usually can. If you have a very busy schedule day in day out, you need a healthy eating plan, to keep your body active. These steps will enable you on that path.
Never Skip Breakfast
I know the mornings are the busiest moments of the day for you and the only thing on your mind is the work you have for the day, but it’s just a mind flux, you can convince yourself to spare some time, break your fast and replenish your stores of strength.
Breakfast is the most vital meal of the day and must be tailored to give you the most benefits. You don’t need a big complex meal, a healthy eating plan for breakfast will comprise of complex carbohydrates like cereals, fruits, veggies, fiber rich foods like whole grain cereals and breads, protein rich foods like nuts, seeds, organic cow milk and yogurts.
If you need help you can always meet a professional nutritionist for a healthy eating plan specific for your schedule and work.
Do More Fruits and Less Snacks
The go-to lunch for most busy professionals is some snacks or sugary stuff that they get from the canteen or the shop across the corner. These kinds of foods are called ‘junk foods’ for a reason. They do not have high nutritional value.
It is better to replace these kinds of food with vegetables, fruits and Salads. Junk food makes you feel full at first, but soon leaves you feeling sluggish.
Salads and fruits are not just far healthier, it is also way cheaper. It may be a wise idea to go about with a salad bowl.
More Healthy Caffeine and Water, Less Coffee
Coffee like junk food gives you a spike in energy initially and then results in an energy crash after a while and you feel the need to refill.
This is why most busy people are addicted to coffee and cannot regulate their coffee intake. This is ultimately bad for your health and strength levels.
You need to consume caffeine in small and healthy amounts like a cup of green tea to keep your body active for long periods.
You also make drinking water a mainstay to aid your digestion and supply strength to work. Experts advise drinking room temperature water, 20 minutes before or 60 minutes after meals.
Rather than overeat during lunch or breakfast and then going without food for the next 5-7 hours, it is far better to eat fairly frequently in small amounts throughout the day.
The first approach is a huge energy killer, but the latter balances your energy level to keep you strong and active all day.
Eat Dinner Early
If you typically come home really late, then you either eat before you get home or skip it for breakfast. A rule of thumb is to include dinner before 8pm in your healthy eating plan. This helps detox your body, guard from weight gain and aid good sleep.
You may have the world on your shoulders right now, but if you don’t take care of those shoulders, the world will move elsewhere when you’re gone. Eat healthy!