boost your metabolismNikki Boswell, Nutritionist for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge shares some tips on how you can still manage your healthy eating and continue to reach your weight loss goals even with a busy schedule:
Putting into practice some simple strategies can help keep your eating habits stay on track during a busy work week:

Meal Plan

This is the top of the list! Workout exactly what you will be having for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the week and grocery shop accordingly – this way there is no excuse to hit the take-away store mid-week.

Always Make A Double Batch

When you have time to cook a meal, always make double and put half in the freezer to pull out on a busy night or when things just haven’t gone to plan – lasagne, soup, pasta sauce and pizza all freeze really well.

Fill Your Freezer

Make some room on those freezer shelves – Sundays are baking day at my house. It is the day I pull out my healthy lunchbox recipes, bake up a storm and have the freezer full of snacks for the week ahead.
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Leftovers For Lunch

Invest in some good insulated lunch containers for school and work that keep food both hot and cold and fill it with leftovers – this will help you save time when packing lunchboxes and helps ensure a nutritious lunch.

Don’t Wait Until Dinner!

Eating vegetables across the day rather than just at dinner will help reduce the pressure placed on this meal – don’t wait until your last meal of the day to try to cram in all the nutrients your body needs.

Shift Your Focus

There is no hard and fast rule that dinner needs to be the main family meal. Of course eating together is important, but if you can’t ‘get it together’ for a 5 course family dinner, get everyone out of bed 10 minutes earlier and enjoy a family breakfast instead.

Pre Chop

Make a large container of basic salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, capsicum, celery, cherry tomatoes etc.) at the start of the week and add it as a quick, convenient side to any meal. Keep carrot and celery sticks pre-chopped in a cup with a small amount of water and you will have a crisp, crunchy snack to grab on the go.

Microwave Steam Veggies

Throwing a steam pouch of frozen vegetables in the microwave and heating takes 3 minutes. Even if you only find time to throw together a sandwich, adding a side of steamed vegetables is quick and easy.
Follow these tips when you have a really busy week ahead or at anytime to make healthy eating super simple.
Nikki Boswell, Nutritionist
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