I know right what type of a confession is that, yes you can groan or insert eye roll. No not because i’m a fitness coach, and I tell everyone to eat proper meals but because of my sobriety, skipping meals is a big no no.
The importance of eating well & often became very profound when I got sober. You see I would skip meals like breakfast, & lunch maybe have a small snack and reach for the wine, in my drinking days it was a habit.
So the last few days, I’ve been bitchy AF, around 4pm, reaching for snacks that I wouldn’t normally eat, and really thinking about wine.
This is a warning sign, and a trigger, which being well enough into sobriety I know that I need to change up my habit of skipping lunch & get back into my healthy habits. It’s so easy for some reason for healthy habits to go off track.
So one of my approaches to healthy eating is protein, at every meal as protein helps keeps you full longer, and helps satiate the need to snack.
One of my tricks for eating lunch is making enough dinner the night before, so I cooked an extra chicken breast last night and cut up a salad, while I was prepping dinner so all I have to do is throw together today.
Salads are easy and nutritious but need to be flavorful, there’s no sense just trying to choke down lettuce make it tasty jazz up that salad: Chicken, hard boiled eggs, seeds, dried cranberries, croutons, goat cheese, grate things into it like carrots, cucumbers and red onions for some reason grating things into a salad changes the texture.
If you really struggle with lunch just make extra dinner and eat leftovers for lunch.
Soup is another fantastic idea, and literally you can put it in a thermos for on the go.
Another one I love is a can of Tuna, bit of greek yogurt, with hot sauce dip into sweet potato crackers and a slice of cucumber on top.
Remember lunch doesn’t have to be complicated just a habit.
Eating healthy nutritious meals really is part of sobriety, for mental clarity, for your health and to keep the booze bitch away.