As a busy person, you may be one to grab a bite of fast food on the go, or pack quick snacks that are less-than-healthy. While convenient, these options can have lasting negative effects on your health and even your mental well-being! Our St. Matthews, SC, orthodontics specialist gives some advice for maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle that supports a positive mood!
On The Go
Between work, taking care of errands, picking up kids, and maintaining other aspects of your life, you may turn to fast food, fast snacks such as chips and cookies, or even forget to eat! It’s understandable; we all get overwhelmed with stress. The problem is that this type of stress and even sleep deprivation you may be experiencing can increase cravings for unhealthy foods, cause overeating, and lead to bad moods. Once you crash from the sugars and carbs that hide in most fast food, you’ll find yourself (or the kids) feeling worse than before. However, there are alternatives!
Snack and Meal Prep
With a busy lifestyle, meal prep may seem a daunting task to fit in. There are quick and fun ways to incorporate it, however! Here are some fast ideas for snack prep to maintain a healthy diet:
- Celery and peanut butter
- Grapes and berries
- Pre-made smoothies
- Pre-made healthy sandwiches
- Cheese sticks and crackers
- Trail mix
You can involve the kids in the preparation the night before as a family activity and fill multiple tupperwares with the snacks so they are ready to go as you run out the door!
These options will provide you with the nutrition your body needs to maintain a positive mood. Once you and your kids cut out junk food and choose healthier alternatives for snacks and meals, you’re on the way to a happier, healthier life!
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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to orthodontics, feel free to contact White Brown Smiles, with a convenient orthodontic office in St. Matthews, SC, by clicking here or by calling 803.708.7390.