Since I’m focusing on how and why it’s important to keep things simple when it comes to adopting a healthy lifestyle, I can’t not talk about food! (Well, let’s be real, I’m always down to talk about food).
With marketing hypes and diet gurus, we’re often led to believe that the more complicated and “fancy” our nutrition is, the better. But, I’m here to tell you…they’re lying to you.
Keeping it simple with nutrition is the best way to make sure you consistently eat well and give your body the nutrients it needs.
And my trick for doing exactly that is to come up with a “food formula” that works for you and with your life.
Your food formula should include meals that:
You actually enjoy
Have simple steps and are easy to throw together
Align with your health and wellness goals
And simply rotate meals that follow that formula throughout the week!
You don’t have to reinvent gourmet meals every time you sit down to eat … or constantly come up with new ideas every day.
Having a go-to formula like this works in several different ways:
It simplifies your shopping and food prep (cause there’s life to be lived!)
It removes “decision fatigue,” which can happen when you’re forced to make choices all day long. The more decisions you make, the harder it becomes to make good ones!
It helps stop that overwhelmed feeling you can get when you’re wondering whether your choices are “right” or “wrong” or “good” or “bad.”
It saves you time and energy and can actually help you stay on track.
This works whether you’re prepping meals for yourself or a houseful of picky eaters. Personally, it’s a huge relief not to have the “what’s for dinner” question hanging over my head every day. (This also saves my family on a regular basis - I’m nicer when there’s a plan!).
Do you have a list of go-to recipes that you eat on a regular basis? Give this food formula method a try!
Stick around this month and I’ll keep talking about how to keep things simple – I’ll try my best to spice things up with some inappropriate humour! Oh and a game of BINGO! Did you get your free Refire Bingo Card? We’re playing all month and there’s some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs! Get your card here
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