New Year’s resolutions will commence shortly, and the number 1 resolution made in 2018 – as it is every year – is to improve your health. A big part of your success will rely on planning in advance, particularly grocery shopping, menus, and time to prepare healthy food for you and your family.
Carbohydrates – commonly abbreviated to simply “carbs” – are a macronutrient we get from food that our bodies convert into fuel. They’re important to a well-balanced diet and healthy lifestyle because they keep us going whether we’re sitting at a desk answering phones all day or training for a marathon. But they have a bad reputation because of our tendency to overindulge in processed.
We’ve heard the phrases “everything in moderation” and “portion control” used in conversations about eating a balanced diet for years now, but do you know what it really means? Understanding the dynamics of serving sizes and the role they play with food, drink, and your body may be the key you’ve been missing in your goal to maintain proper nutrition.
Fast food is tempting for so many reasons. It’s both aptly named and delicious, which suits our busy schedules. It’s convenient to just stop for a minute and pick something up on your way to work for breakfast, or on your way home for supper. Then there are invitations to eat lunch out with your co-workers, or take lunch meetings. And when you hit the 3 o’clock wall a bite of something sweet and doughy sounds just right. Without realizing it, you could be eating fast food several times a day, every day.
When we’re filling in our social calendars we remember to book travel time, homework time, even meal time. But we don’t often remember to book time to prepare and cook healthy meals. You and your family don’t want to rely on boxed macaroni and cheese and bags of salad forever, and you don’t have to! We’ve got some tips right here to help you balance your social calendar and nutrition, no matter how many soccer practices and dentist appointments you’ve got coming