If you're kicking off a new health plan or diet, what better way to do it than by eating healthier and fresher foods? As the saying goes, put good in and you'll get good out. I started off my weekend at a local farmer's market to evaluate the best and freshest of Saint Louis' local fare.
A Life Within A Life
I've heard a lot about the perception of work being a sort of 'life within a life', as though work and personal life don't overlap. A common side effect is that people can shift into 'work mode' with their diet, forgoing proper nutrition in favor of time savings and efficiency.
I caught myself becoming one of those people. I quickly developed the habit of getting caught up in a task and seeing stopping for a proper meal as an afterthought. For my lunch break yesterday, I drove to a local Trader Joe's grocery store to shatter that habit.
Only $27 later, I had healthy, energizing and tasty snacks to get me through the next week. We're launching our new website soon, so I bought all sorts of quick snack items that won't cut into my productivity yet won't pack on the pounds.
In case you can't quite see, I bought a container of Greek Yogurt, 2 bags of wasabi almonds, a bag of roasted pumpkin seeds, a half gallon of milk, a bag of frozen blueberries, and a bag of navel oranges.
I was careful to buy foods with a positive nutritional impact and to ensure that the snacks I would be eating would provide a balance of nutrients, protein and fiber.
It's been a few days since I made this particular grocery run and I'm very pleased with how much better I feel. With our new website in the works, it's been nice to be able to snack very quickly without skipping a beat in productivity, all while making healthy eating choices.