STORY: AM I TOO BUSY TO BE HEALTHY?
Erin came to me with a tough proposition. How could she eat healthy even though she was never home? She got up at 5:00 in the morning and went straight to the gym. Home for a quick cup of coffee, then to work all day and grad school at night. In between, she was taking care of two children! She was addicted to coffee in the morning, ice cream at night, and cooked whatever was fast and cheap. She had a health scare earlier in the year, and wanted to make some drastic changes.
We Did Together
We also came up with lunch, dinner, and snack options that she could take on the road with her, instead of relying on takeout food. These snacks were designed to give her maximum energy and prevent her usual 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. energy crashes. Erin phased out coffee and start drinking tea instead - she found that she enjoyed this new ritual very much. She even started sneaking healthy foods into her kids' meals, and was surprised to see they liked the new foods.