A (Food) Plan of Action

Happy Monday everybody!

My sleeping in habits are really getting out of control. I was going with it for the weekend because I figured my body needed the rest, but tomorrow the alarm goes back on.

I’m perfectly content, thankyouverymuch.

Rude.

 
I know you are all dying to know what I have planned for today, so I bring you…

A list compiled of things starting with the letter W:

  • Workout
  • Wallace Library for Case Studies/Literature Review
  • Wegmans for 3 days worth of grocery shopping
  • Washing dishes
  • Watching bad TV

Today is brought to you by the letter W!

Oh boy, not even three days into my break, and I’m already going crazy.

I thrive on routine.

I require goals.

I succeed when I have a plan of action.

These are all things I tell my clients to incorporate when making food choices.

Routine: Eat regularly and consistently.  Eat 3 meals a day, with snacks in between if hungry.  Studies have shown time and time again that people who skip meals become (or already are) overweight.

Goals:  Measurable, realistic, action-based.  ex) I will eat one extra veggie serving daily.  Check out my Making Changes post for more detail.

Plan of action:  Create a food plan.  Know what you are going to eat before you eat it.  Don’t make your food choices when you are standing in front of the refrigerator.  When you have a plan you’ll be less likely to overeat and more likely to eat healthfully!  And if you are a sweet-tooth like myself, include treats in your food stratagem.  Knowing you are allowed to eat a cookie takes away the deprivation and eliminates the “forbiden fruit” title.  I, for one, like to enjoy my cookies guilt-free.

Uhh, yeah. Sorta…

At least you’re eating three times a day! (I like to encourage people.)

That’s enough for now. Have a great week!