Are You Too Busy To Eat?

by Sasha on February 28, 2012

Yes you?  The one who is working very hard on your business and dream.  The one who is running around for most of the day multitasking. The one trying to knock items off your “To Do List”. As a busy working mom I have been there and done that!  I like to work really hard on my projects and business when I have a chance and that is usually when my children are at school or sleeping. When I get this free time I often feel like I have to go 150%. However this not an ideal situation. You may feel like you are accomplishing a lot. However your body is not winning in this situation. Trust me this can NOT go on forever. Soon you start to burnout. Everything is effected. Our health. Our work. Our Family. This is not a place you want to get to.

FOOD is such an important factor in nourishing ourselves. We can CHOOSE to consciously nourish our body with healthy, vibrant food or we can buckle under the pressure of our busy day and grab a not so healthy fix or skip a meal or two. There are many ways to nourish your body such as taking a bath, getting out into nature, writing in a journal. However since we eat several times a day food is an extremely important way to NOURISH our bodies.

Nourish Your Body

I really want to encourage you to try to look at what is happening in your life? Are you on the go too often and skipping meals? Or maybe you are eating good food, it’s organic and healthy, but you are NOT eating enough? A snack here, an apple there. This is a common problem. How many times have I heard women and men saying that they were busy working away? You were in the creative flow on a project and just could not stop. Or you are just under some crazy pressure to get things done. You forget to eat breakfast and then lunch. By midday you are starving and trying to make up for what you didn’t eat earlier. This is a recipe for DISASTER.

Instead focus on making a conscious effort to NOURISH YOU.

Raw Soup

Creamy RAW Soup!

Plan to step away from whatever you are doing and have a meal. Make sure to breathe and relax. When we are stressed out, our digestion is compromised. Instead allow yourself that time to just eat. Choose something healthy and satisfying (don’t worry I will get what to eat in a future post). Eat slowly.  Chew your food thoroughly and be grateful for nutrients being provided for your body.

So whatever you are working on this week. Whatever the big project is, just remember that you need to STOP and NOURISH.

I would love to hear from you and what challenges you are facing? Do you often forget to eat? Are you not giving your body what it needs? Or are you doing awesome and want to share your success.  Make sure to sign up for my FREE PANTRY LIST AND 3 EASY RECIPES TO REVIVE YOUR DIET.

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Patricia March 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Hey, we’ve been trying to transition to raw for some time now but have been going through financial difficulties. First to do with our vehicle, so we sold it. Then we moved, which set us back further and this week my husband lost his job.

We have three children, a 5 year old, 3.5 year old and 4 month old. It’s very easy to get caught up in the demands of children and forget about yourself. We plan to bus daily to various grocery stores in town to get the discount items. It’s the only way we’ll be able to do raw and even then might not survive off just raw for what little we can get. We then eat rice and potatoes instead, but you can only eat that for so long before you feel like you are going to hate each and every meal of it that you have to consume.

I try not to be a negative person and encourage my family, but lately we just can’t catch a break.

Thank you for this post, I hope I can keep it in mind as we go through these struggles each day.

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Sasha March 15, 2012 at 3:30 am

Hi Patricia,

Sound like your heart is in the right place. Love to hear that you are trying to feed your family raw foods. Just wondering if you have a CSA in your area? A community shared agriculture can cut down on the costs. Also try growing your own herbs and sprouts can also help. xoxo

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marina May 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I used to be like that, forgetting to feed myself, even being a nutritionist myself! However this year I made a courageous choice to take care of myself first..I eat breakfast (today had homemade healthy tacos with sprouted corn tortillas), and bring lunch whenever I go to cook in someone’s home! And make sure I always have snacks in my purse (this includes a little bit of dark chocolate lol). It is working out great – I have more energy now, less cranky and am able to take care of others even better now!! People do not realize how eating regularly can change their life for the better!

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Sasha May 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm

HI Marina,
Great comment. I love all that you are doing. Yes bringing snacks in your purse is great. I think it is super important to do this as we work. All of your ideas are great. Love the chocolate too:)

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