Staying on track with your diet and making healthy choices during a busy workweek can sometimes feel like a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be.The following are some simple strategies to help get you through the week:
A little bit of time invested in planning your meals for the week and having the ingredients on hand can pay off with less stress, and a lot less likelihood of hitting the drive-through at the end of the day. Make a list and plan a grocery trip before the beginning of the week. It is a great feeling to go home at the end of the day and have everything you need to make a healthy dinner for yourself.
Don’t forget to snack:
This is an easy tip, and can help to keep you from sabotaging your diet. The key is to have easy to carry snacks readily available to you. Ideally find something that is high in protein and fiber. Having a snack before lunch, and another mid-afternoon will actually help to keep your metabolism fired up, and will also help keep you from overdoing it at lunch or dinnertime because you are starving.
Find time for fitness:
Sometimes the workweek can seem like the hardest time to get some exercise, but it doesn’t have to be. Try to work in some physical activity whenever and wherever you can. This doesn’t have to mean a trip to the gym either: take a long walk on your lunch break or after work, try a yoga class, or get on your bike and go for a ride.’a0 Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and you will feel great afterward.
Take time for yourself
Stress can really take a toll on your health and your weight. Try to find at least a few minutes every day to do something just for you. While at work: take breaks, get away from your desk, or get outside if you can. After work, take time to meet up with friends, take a walk, read a book, or do something that makes you feel happy and relaxed.