Friday, April 27, 2012

What's weight got to do with it?

I know a woman who has a very successful career, one she loves. It's also one with high stress. One of the side effects of the high stress and fast pace of her career is that she often eats meals on the run.

Meals on the run often mean foods you can grab quickly. Sometimes it means fast food. It surely also has an impact on the digestive process. The end result is more weight than she ever wanted to add.

What's a woman to do? We all know that eating in a healthy way takes more time. Shopping takes longer if we stop to read labels. Preparing vegetables and fruits takes longer than zapping a pot pie in the microwave or stopping at McDonald's.

Eating in a healthy manner is often more expensive as well. So for those on a tight budget, healthy eating is a more difficult option.

What's a woman to do, indeed? We all want to be healthy. We don't want additional weight to plague us. And we women don't want our self-image to be affected by our weight. That's an uphill struggle, too, because of all the societal messages around us.

I'd love to hear what you think about these issues. Weight. Self-image. Healthy eating. How do you balance it all in your life? Please share your ideas in the Comment box  below.

1 comment:

  1. Sierra GroenewoldApril 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    For me, success has come when I have had balance, structure and a routine. It often takes several weeks to establish a new habit so starting slow and forgiving barriers or "mess ups" along the way. The more I have an exercise routine in place the healthier I eat and the better I feel. Also, I just changed my work schedule and eating at or in between work is a challenge so I have learned to plan ahead and stop to eat small snacks instead of waiting for hunger to take over where you will be more likely to eat whaterver or go through the drive through. Just some small tips but are helpful for me.