I was recently asked this question, so here are my tips:
- First and foremost I think the most important thing is to learn to grocery shop. This may seem silly, but it’s very important. I have a lot of grocery lists tagged here. I generally shop the outside rim of the store (produce, dairy, frozen, meats) and stay away from the processed dry and sugary foods.
- Learning to properly shop for yourself sets the stage for meal prep (the second most important thing!). Meal prep is really important for a busy schedule: if I don’t have meals prepared, I’ll end up buying bad food.
- Finding recipes and discovering new foods is also an absolute must! There’s some great recipes here.
Examples of meal prep:
- You can cook steel cut oats on Sunday and eat it safely for breakfast for the next 1.5 weeks. Read this about breakfast!
- You can prep sandwiches or salads or pastas the night before to bring to class.
- You can cut up apples (squeeze w a little lemon juice so they don’t turn brown) the night before for snacks, too.
- Prepare small bags of almonds and dark chocolate chips ready to throw in your purse.
- It totally depends what you like to eat, but for me, my very quick go-to meal is a bowl of pasta. When I cook pasta, it ends up being 40% pasta, 50% veggies and 10% sauce. Cook the pasta, add in frozen veggies (usually petite peas, or spinach, or zucchini), add some sauce (sometimes tomato-based or just EVOO). Then season with kosher salt and pepper. This reheats really well if you invest in some good tupperware (I like this).I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
I have MASSIVE blisters all over my pinky toes. They’re underneath, between my pinky toe and that other toe, and on the tips of my pinky toe. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to prevent it?
So if anybody else is like me, your April may not have started out so great. I was so ready for the first of the month - I wrote out my exact goals, how many times I was going to exercise, things I was NOT going to eat, etc etc. WELL, I, being human, did not stick to anything I wrote down and was very closely acquainted with my Easter candy.
Now the old me would disappointed and upset and say “
there’s always next month!” NO. There is still time to get back up on that horse this month. Why do I need to keep waiting for a new month. What’s wrong with today - right now. It is okay if you had a few too many chocolate bunnies and those damn addicting jelly beans.
You did not fail. You slipped up and there is a difference. So stop being so hard on yourself and pick yourself up off the ground. It’s a new day. Stop waiting for “tomorrow.” Start now. Go for a walk, ease your mind, and start fresh.
I don’t know how to feel or how to think right now.
Attending college is a privilege and a choice and I’m done feeling sorry for myself about everything I “have to” do. No one is making me do anything. I chose to be here, I chose a difficult major, and I choose to push myself to make good grades. I don’t know why it’s so easy for me to forget all of that and whine like some evil force is making me do stuff that I don’t want to do.
I am trying to get myself back into “running shape,” but it is always boring for me to start back slowly and work my way up - I am also not the biggest fan of running inside on a treadmill; however, this workout with one minute intervals keeps it more interesting and of course “you can do anything for a minute.” It kept me motivated because I just kept telling myself, “Come on! It’s only a minute!!” I completed it and let me tell you, I was DRIPPING sweat. Give it a try!
spinach salad with avocado, grape tomatoes, carrot, cucumber, and lemon poppy seed dressing, whole wheat vegetable quesadilla with pepperjack daiya, spinach, green bell pepper, black olives, carrot, sriracha, salsa, and avocado
Now this is what I would like for dinner!