Mornings suck. I’m slowly getting used to it, but 5 am is not a time my body is used to functioning at. Coffee used to be something I relied on in the AM. I’m slowly weening myself off the black gold and switching to tea and water. Water just doesn’t give me a shot of energy first thing in the morning.
I really notice a difference in my body if I don’t eat my fruit and vegetables the day before. As basic as it sounds some days I just don’t eat them. I’ll get a bagel for breakast, have a sandwich for lunch and by the time dinner rolls around I’m usually working so there is no time to eat. I like to snack all day but by late afternoon I’m not in the mindframe to make a good choice. Peanut candies sound a whole lot better than an apple.
It always surprises me how good healthy food tastes. When I get on a junk binge I forget how good fresh Greek yogurt and berries taste or how satisfying garden carrots can be. I need to find a way to stop myself from going completely off track.
Being up at 5 am and then on the go until 8 or 9 pm makes meal planning a challenge. Every day changes for me and when I do try and plan a meal I often find that when the time comes to make it, I just don’t want what I’ve set aside to make.
Does anyone have any tips or ideas? How can I start incorporating healthy snacks while on the go?