The Key to a Healthy Diet is Planning

The key to a healthy diet is planning, which most people (and athletes) HATE. While it’s impossible to eat well if you are always eating food prepared by others (restaurants, takeout), eating food you’ve prepared yourself is one of the best forms of self-care. The key to success when eating at home is to plan a few meals (like 3) that you can eat THIS week and make sure those ingredients are on hand. Even better, make extras so you have leftovers for lunches or another meal. Simple is good: too elaborate or involved and you will not follow through. Sample meals: Pasta with any type of pesto or marinara, salad or green vegetable; Shredded chicken (rotisserie!!) wrapped in a tortilla with salsa and beans, carrots; Minestrone soup and a sandwich