The key to living a healthy lifestyle is not just being disciplined but being organised too. If you want to stick to a healthy diet throughout the day and avoid temptation at the 2pm to 4pm slump when you crave a snack – it is all too easy to grab a bag of crisps, biscuit or chocolate bar – you need to plan ahead and be prepared for these moments with food (and good Tupperware) such as: nuts, seeds, pieces of fruit or veg sticks, energy balls, rice cakes and nut butters. Also drink a large glass of water or a herbal tea, then wait a few minutes to see if you still feel hungry.
The same applies to mealtimes throughout the week. If you plan ahead for the week, it not only saves you a lot of time but makes you look forward to what you will be eating, and it also means that you can shop for the ingredients all at once – saving more time. It is also a good idea to make more food so that it can be frozen or stretched to lunch the following day.
After planning your food ahead you will feel in control and in a good position to avoid temptation.