We have all heard about the importance of eating at least four to six small meals throughout the day, usually spaced two-and-a-half to three hours apart. This has become the general rule of thumb because doing so will assist your metabolism by burning more calories consistently resulting in a quicker and more constant level of weight loss. The problem is that not everyone has the time to commit to frequent meals throughout the day. Taking control of our nutrition can be a lot easier said than done for a busy working individual. Luckily, eating healthy can still be done without taking too much time. Take a look at these tips for healthy eating even while on a busy schedule.
Start Your Day With A Quality Breakfast
Many times, in an attempt to save time and calories, people will skip breakfast. However, this can prove to have negative effects on your health as you are more likely to overeat throughout the day. Having breakfast is great for sustaining high energy levels and aid in blood sugar management. It also helps to get your metabolism going during the day which is great for weight loss. Now, if you feel like you don’t have much time, then you can try making something quick, such as a green smoothie, breakfast burrito, or even avocado toast. Other simple and quality options include fruit with plain Greek yogurt, a slice of toast with almond butter and sliced banana, or even quick oats.
Don’t Keep Junk Food In The House
While this is a simple task, it can go a long way. Many people tend to have unhealthy snacks such as potato chips, ice cream, etc. in the house. While it is very possible to practice portion control, you might be better off not having these things in your house altogether. It will be a lot easier for you to eat healthier when you only have healthy options in your house to choose from. So, next time you grocery shopping stock up on healthier options and leave the junk food on the shelf.
Prep Your Meals For The Week
Eating small frequent meals might be a lot simpler if they were already made. So, if you have time during the weekend, it might be useful to cook and prep all the meals you plan on having for the week. Doing so will allow you to simply grab the meals you need for the day and remove any stress of making meals throughout the day. Meal prepping also shouldn’t take too much of your time on the weekend, and you can find great healthy recipes that are easy to execute on sites like Pinterest.