Helping you Find Healthy Eating Solutions:
There are many barriers that can get in the way of healthy eating in today’s busy society. If you’re looking to change your eating habits and are finding your road is being blocked time and time again by different factors, rest assured that there are solutions and tips out there to help you get back on track.
Common barriers you may have experienced include:
1. Emotional Eating
Emotional eating can include eating for other purposes other than hunger. These purposes can include filling the void when sad, depressed or stressed. If you want more information on this, Size Fantastic has a blog post about Stress and Your Weight. Find it here
There’s no doubt that we live in a world of convenience. From computers, to pizza cutters to vending machines. When we also live busy lives, juggling work, study and family makes it sometimes justifiable to pay more for convenience than for quality. High-salt, high sugar, or high-fat frozen meals and fast food takeaways are there to make “life easier”, but very often these foods are cleverly engineered to tempt and entice you to eat them or eat more than you need. While being cheap and easy to make, store and sell for a profit, they are typically low in nutritional value. Good for the manufacturers, bad for you.
3. Lack of Time
Time is one of the most common perceived barriers to healthy eating. You may have to rush off in the morning and not have time to prepare breakfast, or you may work late and be too tired to cook dinner when you return home.
Try these tips to overcome some of the common barriers:
1. Plan your meals ahead of time. Look through some healthy cookbooks and base your weekly shopping list on what ingredients you need for your meals. When you do have the time to make dinner, make extra so that you have some for lunch the next day. Plan to cook just 3 times a week. You can freeze leftovers for another night when you don’t have time to cook from scratch.
2. When you go for your weekly shop, choose a variety of healthy snacks like fresh fruit and unsalted nuts, humus and carrots to keep in the house during the week. You can keep these at home, in your car or at work.
3. Research your local restaurants and places around you that offer takeaway. Look at their menu’s online and see what kind of healthy options they offer. For example, a place that allows you to switch fries for a side salad might be a good place to try when you have no time to cook.
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