“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail,” is a well-worn and tiresome phrase. Unfortunately it’s also an accurate one when it comes to getting results from your fitness regime. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had a client justify an appallingly bad food choice on the grounds of “but it was all they had in the supermarket.”
At first glance it seems as if the poor client has just been the victim of circumstances; if only there'd been a healthy protein and vegetable snack available they’d have done better.
But I guarantee it wasn’t the first time that the client found themselves having to buy a substandard lunch.
Just like the client who goes off-site and then complains there wasn’t anything healthy in the conference room. Well of course there wasn’t. The company you’re advising weren’t thinking about your new healthy eating plan, that’s your responsibility.
The bottom line is that healthy eating isn’t everywhere you turn. The truth is healthy eating is a pain in the arse to source on a daily basis.
But then so many things are a pain to source. You can’t get that amazing bottle of red you love in the pub across the road from work. So you go to that great wine seller you know and buy a case and store them at home for when you have guests over. You can’t see that great independent film that’s got great reviews at your local multiplex cinema, so you look to see at whichever arthouse cinema it’s playing and you book tickets to see it.
The point is you make provisions and plans for these other thing and for the most part these things go to plan.
Your diet should be no exception to this rule. If you want to ensure there are always healthy foods to hand make sure there are always healthy foods to hand. Buy a cupboard full of plastic containers and fill them with healthy meals and snacks. Take those containers with you to work. It’s as easy as that.
IF YOU ONLY REMEMBER ONE THING: Buy plenty of plastic containers and fill them with healthy food.