Although one can make healthier decisions at all of these places - the number of high fat/high calorie options FAR outweighs the lighter, healthier options. This was not my "a-ha" moment. But that was when I realized the impact and importance on PLANNING AHEAD has on weight loss success particularly when given the above eatery options. As everyone knows, the "planning ahead" starts with menu planning, then grocery shopping, then meal prep, and lunch packing. I fail a the "Planning Ahead" step and thus my weight loss (nor my nutritional health) isn't optimal. Once I have the healthy food in my home, it's what I eat, but it's getting it in the house which more often than not fails to happen. I often do not find the time to grocery shop let alone prep meals - this is the FIRST step so without the first step, it makes the rest of the journey rather difficult if not impossible.
Yesterday I went to the big city and made a trip to Fresh Market, Sam's Club, and Meijer. Big city dwellers take those options for granted, but I drove more than 70 minutes (one way) to get to Sam's Club. Those stores have so many more cheaper and healthier options than we have locally.
The next couple of posts will feature some of the deliciously healthy foods.
How do you fit in grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal prep? Do you shop for the day, week, or month? What % of your meals are planned and accounted for versus how many do you leave "open" to pick up something on the way home?