Friday, February 28, 2014
Most of the time I am 100% committed to living a very healthy lifestyle. I have no problem eating lots of fruits and veggies. I love salads and fruits as snacks. Unfortunately stress, anxiety, over-excitement, boredom, eating the same things over and over, etc. come into play and I am knocked right off the healthy lifestyle wagon. Processed foods fill my cart and empty calories try to fill my belly. Neither of these is ideal for my bank account or overall health.
I took the time to menu plan for the entire month of March. It did not take very long and I realized I have a ton of resources. Many of the recipes I found are new to me and some are things I really enjoy and just forgot about. I also found some fun new breakfast and snack ideas so that I don't get bored. I realized that when I get tired of eating the same thing over and over, cravings start to creep in. So if I can plan well enough ahead of time, perhaps I can eliminate the cravings. Sounds like a fun experiment to me:)
We shall see how I do this month. Last month was not terrible, but it was not great either. I found myself straying quite a bit from the plan. Time to get back on track. I also know this about myself, once I indulge in whatever I am craving, the craving goes away. I am just hoping this time around to eliminate the cravings.
Are you an all or nothing type person? Anyone else struggle with balance?