I’m not a huge fan of this word-pairing as the usual reply to “I work as a dietitian” is “….can you make me a meal plan” Although my scope encompasses much more than advising you on where and what to eat, I accept that meal plans just come with the territory. Plus, a bunch of my rockstar clients now have an increased understanding and independence in preparing their own meals. I call that a win!
Most individuals lament about the time it takes to cook for themselves. I understand the concern, but picking up food and waiting in the drive through line takes time too. It’s time to prioritize and change your mind set.
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“I was hangry, so I stopped for a drumstick”
Put those Hot Cheetos down. When the body is overly hungry it searches for quick sources of energy: carbohydrates. Avoid this situation by waiting no longer than 4 hours between each meal time and drinking adequate water throughout the day. Stock your car and office drawer with healthy satiating fat/fiber snacks (think raw almonds, jerky, whole grain popcorn, or a squeezeable nut butter) that provide nutrients and stable energy.
Plus, no Cheeto-finger stains. Clearly a win.