Sunday, March 29, 2009

Why Should I Plan Meals and Snacks?

I enjoy healthy food. Truly. Honestly. I much rather eat a nice, fresh salad than some less than fresh fast food or other not so healthy meal. However, I have learned more than once that I have to actually plan our meals to make sure they are healthy. Otherwise, several things that aren't good happen:

  • I get too hungry and eat anything in sight - this goes right back to my portion control issues
  • I don't eat well-balanced meals; usually, if I don't plan meals, I end up eating too many carbs and not enough protein
  • I opt for fast food because there is nothing to eat in the house - I really try to avoid this option, but it happens...
  • If I don't eat well, I don't feel well. When I don't feel well, I don't eat well. - Yes, it's a vicious cycle...
Now planning meals doesn't sound that hard. I know millions of people do it all the time. But for me it's a big step since I just have never gotten into the habit to consistently plan meals and snacks.

So that's my big "to do" item for the week: start planning meals and snacks. We'll see how it goes.

Be well,