I was walking through my supermarket of choice the other day, and I was struck to take a picture of my trolley… I could honestly say in that moment that I was proud of everything that was in it, you know from front to back, there was no hiding, no hoping a client or someone I know was going to bump into me and look through my trolley… We all do it right, I know it’s not just me…. Now my trolley  has never got too out of control with junk in it, not for many years anyway, but last year it wasn’t what was in my trolley that was the problem, it was eating out far too much, making poor choices of comfort foods that while they were “fun” to eat at the time, my belly was sore super fast by the time the meal was done… it was the mountains of coffee I was drinking to make it through the day that then was putting my adrenal glands under so much pressure I then was drinking more coffee to stay awake from the fatigue I was now feeling.. It was the glass of wine that then turned into sharing a bottle, and the food that went along with it…

When I’m stressed, I tend to eat, When I was on my own for a period of time last year, and I wasn’t cooking for my family, it was really easy to not cook at all..and just snack… so many problems with that! One I actually really love to cook, and cook healthy, nutrient dense food, to not cook was taking away one of my favourite things to do… ( I realise not everyone loves cooking and I promise I’m not trying to convert you to start) The second problem being that I wasn’t eating enough, and when I did eat I would then fill up on crap…. So many people I speak to who are carrying more weight than they would like to don’t eat enough..

So what’s the plan from here… more trolleys filled with the good things, more alcohol free nights than alcohol fuelled nights,  more eating from home, still having fun and eating out sometimes… just eating at home most days, and making sure that the number one ingredient is added which in my humble opinion is LOVE, food always tastes better when it’s cooked with love, not just rushed out as the next order, managing stress in life rather than just hiding it by eating foods that make me feel better for that moment…

The plan has definitely started, my WHY is big enough now to keep me on track…. I hope yours is too…. Mxo