Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 15 June 2021
You want to eat healthy but you don't have time. Sound familiar?
While it may be true that your time feels limited, you actually have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. It's just super easy for the busyness of life to get in the way of eating your best.
When you are "too busy" you automatically increase your stress level. When under stress your ability to make good, logical decisions becomes compromised. All the blood going to the reasoning centres of your brain gets shunted to the survival areas of the brain. Therefore relying only on your intelligence to make a nutritious decision during times of stress is setting yourself up for failure.
So what can you do to work against this?
Here's one strategy that works for me:
You don't need a recipe to create a healthy meal.
Looking up recipes, choosing a recipe, making sure you have all the ingredients, and then choosing another recipe & repeating all take time and decision making skills.
I want you to know that it is possible to eat real, whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense food that not only tastes delicious, but can be prepared in little time with virtually zero culinary talent, no complex decision making needed!
Need me to elaborate? Check out these 12 meal & snack ideas that are recipe-free.
Now I would love to hear from you! What is one healthy meal or snack that you make without a recipe and saves you time in the kitchen? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday.
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