When in comes to preparing food, summertime has it all over the other seasons, according to me, at least. One of the reasons I find it so much easier, no matter how busy I am, is that I can enjoy raw, chilled and grilled foods without turning on the oven.
To be successful in making nutritious snacks and meals at home, you must first have food! A well-stocked kitchen is key to being able to create something healthy, without having to run out to the grocery store.
So where to begin? Here a short list of staples I keep on hand at all times that you might want to stock your kitchen with, too:
I don’t like to fail at anything I set out to do. You probably feel the same way. You know who dislikes it even more? Perfectionists and I think we all have some perfectionist tendencies.
Being a black and white, all or nothing thinker can cause a considerable amount of stress and anxiety. But that’s not all. Perfectionism can ravage one’s healthy lifestyle goals.
We all want to do our best, no matter what the circumstances are, but do you know what? Sometimes we fall short of our expectations. We sometimes overeat, miss a day of exercise, bypass a day of tracking. The list could go on and on. Guess what? That’s okay! What’s not alright is to throw in the towel. A gaffe is temporary and surmountable, and we have to look at each in that way. The perfection monster is elusive, so don’t spend your life chasing it.