The best thing about being away for me is breakfast. wherever i am, whoever i’m with holiday breakfasts are more leisurely, more adventures and much more satisfying than overnight oats in a recycled glass jar. don’t get me wrong, i’m not slating the oats - i love them, but i definitely relish the variety and the extra time i allow myself for my morning routine when i’m away from the office and generally away from what i try to call a ‘routine’ at home.
the truth is i could alway make more time for breakfast if chose to get up earlier, pack my bag for work the night before, get into bed earlier... the list goes on.
a nourishing breakfast goes much further than serving me than just the morning, it sets my patterns for the day. it’s taken me many bad moods and unproductive, sometime unresponsive days to figure this out but i have now.
if i don’t fuel my body and my brain how can i expect it to make good choices?!! 🤯 i wouldn’t make a decision at work without the information required so not sure how i’d expect my body to do the same. food in = responses out. forget calories think about what you are eating and why. consider the function of eating and honestly evaluate whether what you put in your spoon, fork or end of your fingers does that at least 80% of the time.
ifyour responses are slow, or foggy or unmotivated have a look at the tools you’ve provided to reach those outcomes.
loading your plate with greens first thing is always a winner and maybe not something we have ‘time for’ when rushing out of the door. it’s true it can take more time to be creative, but it’s also a much more fun, enjoyable and beneficial experience.
Don't let your meal prep be boring! throw in your favourites and don't be afraid to add flavour. 😍 enjoying your meals (even if they have a few extra calories), if much more sustainable than cutting out things you love.
Mondays are for planning and organising the week ahead!
does anyone else do meal prep monday?
because i'm breastfeeding i'm hungry all the time. i'm definitely not in any type of calorie deficit at the moment so not loosing the baby weight currently. i was trying to but if was reducing my milk supply too much and that's not good for anyone.
so now the focus is now healthier options rather than carb heavy and sugary things that have been consumed way too much lately.
i back to meal prepping every 3 days so we always have lunch and dinner meals ready to go. everything is portioned and weighed depending on macros and goals.
we eat out every weekend at least twice (we love food - especially brunch) so the rest of the week we need to try keep it as clean as possible aiming for 75% of the time - for me that's realistic.
once i'm done breastfeeding i will go quite strict on the diet and cut out all treats and just have one cheat meal a week. but with a newborn and feeding her constantly i'm allowing myself more.
my son's meals i make daily but often have some form of prep for him too. he still won't eat what we eat but that's ok. he eats fairly healthy and loves veges but only raw unless its broccoli he loves broccoli cooked. so he eats a lot of salad wraps - that's his favourite.
we are definitely a tuppawear family and its great. i love knowing i can just microwave a delicious healthy homemade meal and i don't miss out on good food as i can't just cook whenever i want anymore.