I’ll make a list of 10 examples to start:
- Leave the house with one healthy snack for every ‘long gap’ you have in between meals today.
- Put your alarm clock on the other side of the room, across from your bed.
- Always keep 1 or 2 quick-cooking options for dinners at home, such as a frozen cauliflower pizza, or something that stir-fries in 5 minutes.
- Cook one time for at least two meals.
- Give yourself permission not to have a ‘perfect’ day.
- Drink one extra glass of water.
- If you can’t get a certain meal balanced well, balance it out at the following meal.
- Order your groceries (or meal kits, or meals, or CSA box) online.
- Prep as much as you can the night before.
I could go on. Sure, some of those are ‘tips’, but, really, the common thread (I hope) is that those are just some examples of how to make improving your health easier on yourself.
To be more specific, you’ve probably made it too hard on yourself at some point. I know I have.
You tell yourself that you’re going to cook every night, or follow a certain plan … until you don’t.
But sometimes, life happens. (Actually, life always happens. That’s the only thing I’m sure of.)
So no, today may not be the best food day possible for me. I may not have a great dinner.
But, knowing that I’ll be home late is fine, because I have a quick option in my freezer.
Take a look at what’s tripping you up the most, and, think about how you can lower the barrier just a bit, by changing your environment, or the way you view the problem.