Is your busy lifestyle getting in the way of your diet? Are you always grabbing food on the run, skipping meals, and choosing quick snacks rather than their healthy counterparts? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you’re not alone.
According to a study out of the UK, one-half of people surveyed said their fast-paced lifestyle made it impossible for them to eat healthy or go on a diet. Forty percent admitted to eating breakfast in less than 10 minutes, and one-fifth said they skipped breakfast and lunch altogether and snacked throughout the day instead.
It appears the same thing is happening in New Zealand.
Sadly, it seems, food has taken a back-seat in our culture to work, family priorities, and other commitments. Many of us just don’t have the time (or patience) to cook elaborate meals. Instead, we rely on frozen meals and fast food. This trend is not only impacting our waistlines, but also our over-all health and well-being.
That’s why Healthy Heart Meals has become so popular among those who are looking for assistance with weight loss and those who just like having freshly-made, healthy meals delivered to their door and available on-hand when hunger strikes. Many young professionals and new parents are choosing Healthy Heart Meals because they know they’re getting delicious, never-frozen food packed with all the nutrients they need. Plus, these individually packaged meals take less than 20 minutes to heat up.
“Just because you’re busy, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health and well-being by eating greasy, salty, and high-calorie foods,” explains Renee Jacboy, Healthy Heart’s Personal Support Consultant. There are many simple ways to watch your caloric intake and lose weight. Renee was recently quoted in an article in Fortylicious.ca, talking about how calorie counting, and being aware of what’s in the food you’re eating and how many calories you’re taking-in on a daily basis, can be the most effective way to maintain a healthy body weight.
So tell us, do you feel like you’re just too busy to eat well? What tricks have you found to ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need from your food? Do you have scheduled meal-times, and if so, how do you manage to balance them with all of your other commitments? We want to hear from you!