When the benefits of your holidays start to fade away, and your workload starts to scale up, the last thing you want to do is to get additional stress around food. Coming back to what simplicity and minimalism have to offer will maximise your efforts.
This article will help you refocus on your intentions and start acting upon them.
Adopt the Simple Eating Philosophy
A whole food diet is a sure way to feel sustained and fulfilled: every singe ingredient is a cocktail of multiple nutrients.
To get clear on your menu plan, the easiest way is to run your meals around veggies. You quickly set your salad up with a form of protein and a drizzle of olive oil. You keep hydrated with quality water along the day. And you make your dinner revolve around steamed or roasted greens.
All you have to do is to accommodate a variety of vegetables with your preferred form of protein* and healthy fat** so you feel full longer. If you are time poor, frozen vegetables or some ready-to-eat coleslaw are good options.
As simple does not mean easy, organization is key. The world of wholefood is not all-done-for-you food. To make healthy food your convenient food, you need to plan. A 20-minutes weekly run for shopping and a social, friendly experience at your local market will set you up for the week ahead. No need to reinvent the plan every week. With patience and consistency, you will get your shopping list ready in no time.
Opt for the Simple Eating Mind
Constant eating jams your agenda and saps your energy. When you eat with intention and attention, food become the perfect tool to learn about yourself. Learn about your core needs, your likes/dislikes, and your satiety cues.
Are you ready to commit to mindful eating?
Mindful eating starts when you eat ONLY while you are sitting in an eating area, in front of your plate. You don’t eat while you are cooking, you don’t eat when walking around, you don’t graze, you don’t eat in your car, you don’t eat while you are working or watching TV, or doing anything else. You simply eat the food you have brought together onto your plate, until you are satiated.
Mindful eating is a great way to take back control of the food rather than the food taking control at you. As you start to pace your meal around your life and not your life around your food, you start to eat less and to open your fasting window.
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* Some form of protein you can add to your vegetables: Nuts, Tofu, Legumes, Egg, Fish or Grass-Fed Meat
** Healthy fat can be found in : Olives, Avocado, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Nuts and Deeds