A lot of people are concerned about how changing their lifestyle by eating healthy will affect their work/life balance. Most are worried that cooking and preparing yourself healthy food all the time has to be a huge undertaking and that it will take too much time or be completely inconvenient.
This of course is far from reality. With some proper organization and a bit of dedication, you should be able to eat healthily, have fresh food available, and even save some time and money!
Plan Your Week
The first and most important part of changing your lifestyle is creating a plan for your week. This might seem like an impossible task as every day is different and you don’t always know what you are going to do on each, but in reality, some things don’t change that much.
A great way to start is to write a list of how your day usually goes.
When do you wake up?
When do you get ready for work?
Do you have breakfast?
When do you leave for work?
How long do you commute?
How long do you work?
All of this information is valuable as you can realize what your daily patterns are and plan around them. Start your planning by deciding what adjustments to your daily routine you want to make. Try sticking to broad general things but don’t stress out if you cant meet some of your plans in the future.
One of the best lifestyle changes you can make is to eat healthier and sleep more. For this reason, you should set aside some time for meal prep and make time in your schedule to go to bed earlier.
Healthy Meal Prep For The Week
Now that you have a plan, it is time to start saving some time and money by meal prepping. Meal prepping means that you prepare food in advance and then eat it at a later date when it best suits you. Depending on what sort of food you are preparing, some things might last longer and some shorter in the fridge so plan accordingly.
Usually, people start meal prepping on the weekend for the next week. You usually cook a big batch of a lot of meals and then put them in separate containers and leave for the weekdays so you have healthy home-cooked food without having to spend the time cooking everything daily.
Buy Groceries In Bulk
A great money-saving technique is to buy all of your groceries in bulk. But don’t buy random things, follow your meal plans and buy groceries accordingly. This way you can save a bit off your big purchases and save some time going back and forth to the store.
With proper organization, eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult nor expensive. All you need to do is have a plan and stick to it!
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