Working women often struggle to maintain balance in life, including a balanced diet. Megan Roosevelt, also known as the "Healthy Grocery Girl," has a plethora of great advice on how to eat well even on a busy, working woman's schedule. Here are some practical tips for you to take into the New Year:
As a career woman, what makes eating well difficult?
As a busy woman myself, I know how hard it can be to balance work, faith, relationships, being active and eating well. That's why I love working with busy people! Even though I am not perfect, I have been able to master the art of eating healthy with a hectic schedule through my personal health journey and career. It is such a joy for me to help others achieve the same thing.
Personally, I have to remember to bring healthy snacks and water with me wherever I go. I do not function well when I am hungry or thirsty—in fact, most people don't!
When we're busy, it's easy to cave to convenience foods. Not all convenience foods are bad. What matters is the quality of the ingredients and the quantity consumed. I help my clients learn which convenience foods are good and which ones to avoid like the plague.
How do you avoid "caving to convenience foods" during the work day?
That depends on what my day looks like. If I'm in my office, I have access to my refrigerator, so I can munch on things like raw veggies, salad, sandwiches, hummus, avocado or a green smoothie. If I am going to be out and about in the day, I pack things that do not have to be refrigerated, like apples, trail mix, peanut butter packs, crackers, and healthy protein/snack bars.1