I *KNOW* I should but… 

I *KNOW* what I need to do but…

How often have do you said that?

I KNOW I should eat healthy but I don’t have time.

Mealtimes are crazy.  You don’t have time to think. You don’t have time to make decisions. You don’ t have time to get creative. Things need to be quick and easy or they just won’t happen.

When you are in a rush or when you are hungry, convenience will always win.

That’s why you need a plan. A simple, clear-cut plan that you can act on… without thinking.

Otherwise, even with a fridge full of healthy food, you will grab the granola bar on your way out the door or order the pizza for dinner.

Does this sound like you?

You are not alone.

Meet Jan. . .

I am a stay-at-home mom to three and a runner. The morning rush has driven me to consume only my precious, caffeine filled, chai tea. I KNOW I should eat breakfast, but the time passes and nothing ever sounds good to eat, so I just power through until about 10 or 11 when I totally crash.

She was one of the participants in the Breakfast Challenge. With a little guidance, she was able to turn this around.  Here is what she said at the end.

I have felt great this week!! I haven’t even craved my morning tea like I usually do. The afternoons have been sooooo much better. No period of being super tired and dying for caffeine. Can this all really be because I have been eating breakfast?! Seems so crazy but I am hooked. And these recipes have been so yummy! So easy and healthy. Love love.

Here are the 4 key elements she got from the Breakfast Challenge to help her conquer her excuse.

  1. A Menu.

Planning your meals is the key to eating healthy. This means writing down the meals you will prepare each day.  This includes planning your dinners AND your breakfasts and even your snacks. Having the meal plan posted on your fridge will take the stress out of what to eat.  One less thing to think about.

2. A Meal Plan / Prep Notes

A menu plan is more than just a list of meals, it’s an actual plan – like prep notes for each dish.  A break down of what you need to do and when you need to do it so that everything can run smoothly.

How many times have you planned to make a dinner only to discover that you needed to prepare something an hour earlier or the night before?

If you break down what you need to do into chunks, meals suddenly become manageable.

Mornings are crazy. Lunchtime is non-stop. Dinners are hectic. A meal plan brings some structure and sanity to your life.

3. Motivation.  

Staying consistent is hard.  Daily reminders, recipe tips and accountability from like-minded women with similar ‘excuses’ keep you on track.  Hearing about others’ success is inspiring.  Feeling the difference in how you feel is life-changing and long-lasting.

4. Commitment.  

You have to make the commitment, I’m not going to lie to you. Eating healthy doesn’t just magically happen. YOU have to make the time.  You have to buy the ingredients.  You have to pull them out of the fridge and pantry, mix them together and eat them.  But with first three essentials done for you, making the commitment to do this is a breeze.

We just finished up the latest round of the Breakfast Challenge.  In case you missed out, there is still a chance for you to do it.  Registration for my Spring Fling Wellness Retreat is open. It starts Friday, April 29 2016.  And breakfast is the first thing we will work on.

With the holidays approaching, you need a plan so that sugar cookies and pumpkin pie don’t become your fall back meals. The Fall Harvest is a perfect way to get ready for the holidays so your body knows when to say when and when to gracefully say ‘NO’.

I’ve got you covered on element #1, 2 & 3. All you need to bring is the commitment.

Breakfast and eating healthy have never been easier. Join me.