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Healthy Tip for Stress Free Living!

Meals for the Week (Look Ma! I cooked!) :)

Getting Ahead of the Game! 

I LOVE to multitask! Time is golden to me and when possible, I try to get as much done at once. If my clothes are drying, I know that gives me exactly 55 minutes to run errands or get in a quick workout. If my car needs an oil change, I use that time to get my hair trimmed at a nearby salon, or catch up on some reading. Every second, minute, and hour counts and since I have more time than money, I invest it on accomplishing goals. The more I can accomplish, then the more time I can focus on what matters most. Being healthy is an essential component and the food we eat plays a critical role to the way we feel and how we function overall. In trying to format a schedule, I have found a useful routine that has saved me time and has made my life so much easier overall. 

One of the key habits I've formed is prepping all my meals for the week at once. Not only has this kept me on task with eating healthy and portion control, but I also don't stress about when or what I'm going to eat that day. Staying ahead of the game has helped to keep my weight loss goal and also gives me an extra hour each day to read or just relax. 

Sunday evenings are my day to prepare for the week ahead. I bake chicken for the entire week, steam some rice/veggies, and boil an entire dozen eggs. While everything is cooking, I use that time to pick up around the house or get in a few phone calls to family and friends. I guess for "safety" reasons it's wise to remind everyone NOT to leave your stove/oven on while you're not home. That would be a BAD idea (sorry I had to include the disclaimer). After everything is done, I measure my portions, separate everything into containers for the entire week, and place the boiled eggs back into the carton and TA DAH! We are ready to rock and roll!

Weekly Menu

Dannon yogurt (60 calories each), bannana, and 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 toast

Handful of almonds and 1/2 cup of grapes

Baked chicken breast, 1/2 cup of steamed rice/ 1 cup of steamed veggies 

Banana and Soy Protein Shake or protein bar

Mixed green salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, and carrots
Baked chicken (or fish)
apple, pear, or grapes

You can mix and match as you see fit, but for the most part I think you get the idea. I hope you find this tip useful and that is also helps to relieve some stress. There is no greater feeling that being prepared and knowing you're ahead of the game. In just a little under 2 hours my entire meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are complete! As the saying goes, "In order to get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done." Boom! 

Happy Eating!

Big hugs,
Ane :) 


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