When your day is full, it’s hard to stop and prepare food or go grab something (especially when things are flowing). And, as driven people, many of us choose to eat well because we know it effects how we perform throughout the day. Ultimately, eating healthy with a busy lifestyle can be very difficult.
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Here are some common obstacles:
- What if it's been a long day and you don't have the energy (or desire) to make a time-intensive meal? (And, maybe you don't like to cook too.)
- How do you find truly quick and healthy meal ideas? (In case you will be doing some cooking and don't want to waste time figuring out what to eat.)
- What if you keep forgetting to eat because you're so laser focused on what you're working on? (Skipping meals usually results in eating junk later, along with other unpleasant side effects.)
- How do you continue to eat well when you're away from home? (In other words, how do you carry your diet with you?)
These are some things I struggled with myself (and I love to cook). So, as per my usual, I set out to find solutions to these problems.
Eat To Perform At Your Best and Optimize Your Time
In this series, you'll find actionable strategies that help balance eating healthy with a busy lifestyle so you don't sacrifice your well-being in the process of achieving your goals.
About The Eating Healthy for Busy Entrepreneurs Series
I know the term "healthy" is subjective.
We all follow different diets, and one person's definition of what you should eat is going to differ from another.
This series isn't about telling you how or what to eat. Instead, I'm describing strategies you can use to fuel the way you want for peak productivity. This way, you can practice eating healthy with a busy lifestyle in the way that works best for you.
(For instance, in the "What To Cook This Week..." post, I listed meals that take no more than 15 minutes of hand-on prep time, and also serve common diets such as Paleo, Vegan and Gluten Free.)
What To Expect
Eating healthy typically involves cutting back on excess sugar and avoiding chemicals, preservatives, excess carbs, etc.. (All those things that can interrupt your daily performance.)
Some of these articles recommend foods, ready-made meal services and healthy online retailers. These resources were all carefully curated to make sure they meet the criteria described above.
I hope this information helps you! 🙂
Below, are the chapters of this series (so far). Clicking a link will open that chapter in a new browser window. You will also find the book chapters linked at the bottom of each page so you have an easy way to navigate through the series and never get lost. (You can even download this free playbook so you have an easier way to carry it with you.)
Chapter 1: Quick Cooking Strategies
Ever have some foods in your fridge, but you don't know how to turn into a meal? This article contains my "Fridge Meal Formula" where you can see how to make something delicious within 30 minutes.
It's hard to find a truly fast recipe that serves your particular diet protocol. For example, you might find something that works for your diet, BUT it has a time-intensive preparation step or requires that you dirty a bunch of dishes. No thanks. I did a bunch of searches and came up with this curated page of quick recipes that serve many different diets.
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Chapter 2: Sourcing Healthy Food Strategies
This is my favorite list of retailers who sell healthy foods online. You can find pantry staples, grass-fed beef, wild-caught seafood, organic produce, organic meal delivery services and more for various diets.
Not only are fridge-free snacks awesome for around the house when you need the extra fuel, but they're also lifesavers if you work outside your home or need to travel. Here's a list of 10 items that don't require refrigeration and serve many diets.
RECOMMENDATION: THRIVE MARKET
Thrive Market carries all kinds of organic foods online, as well as meats, seafood, healthy household items, pet supplies and more. The best part is they sell these products at wholesale prices. In the video below, I give you a tour of Thrive Market and show you how much money I've personally saved with them.
Chapter 3: Kitchen Tool Strategies
If you're living a productive lifestyle (or desire one), these two kitchen tools are a must-have! In fact, I use them for most of my meals. One is perfect for one-pot meals and easy cleanup. The other can automatically stop cooking your food when it's done and just keep it warm. How cool is that?!? (And, this is so incredibly useful if you get involved in something and forget to come back in time... no more burned food!)
... Ok, I won't make you wait to read the post. 😉 One of these kitchen essentials is an Instant Pot. Here's a video where I used it to make a whole 4-pound chicken in about an hour.
Chapter 4: Traveling and Eating Strategies
One of the criteria for this series is that it has to address common obstacles that entrepreneurs (and seriously focused people) face when it comes to eating healthy. For me, traveling with my diet has been a major issue.
Bulletproof Keto Coffee On The Go
If you drink Bulletproof coffee or other type of keto coffee, this video shows you how you can make it when you travel. (These are the tools and recipe I used when I went to Europe last year.)
The next post will include all of my best strategies for carrying your food on the go. I discovered some awesome tools as I was planning an international trip, and I can't wait to share it all!
What's Coming Next In This Eating Healthy with A Busy Lifestyle Series
This is a series in progress, and as such, I'll be adding to it to give you the best resource possible.
I really hope you find these series helpful. If you do, would you please share it with others that you think would like it too? Thanks so much! 🙂
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