Fixing the Fast Food Problem*

There is a reason the drive-thru is so crowded. There is a lot of talk about Americans having an obesity problem, but the reality is that most Americans have a work problem, too. As in, there is a lot of work to be done and high expectations surrounding how many hours you work per day and per week.

The reality is that for many people, the first time you get a chance to think about what’s for dinner is 6 pm when you are heading home from the office and already hungry. At this point in the day, most people don’t have time or energy to go to the food store, buy fresh ingredients, and then go home and make a healthy meal. This means that 6 pm is the wrong time to begin thinking about what you and your family are going to have for dinner. Healthy eating comes down to healthy planning, and getting out of the drive-thru line requires having a healthy plan in place as to what you are going to eat every day of the week.

If you want to eat healthy, then you need to plan ahead.

There is no reason to have to turn to the drive-thru, so long as you put a little bit of thought into your week before it starts. There are plenty of ways that you can have a fast and healthy meal ready to go at home so that you can stay on track with your weight loss goals, despite how hectic your schedule becomes.

Get your week off on the right track by setting your meal plan ahead of time:

  • When you go to the grocery store, get all of the ingredients you need for the week.
  • Most food stores will sell vegetables pre-cut, which will save you a lot of time when you are getting down to cooking after your long day at work.
  • You can also consider making meals ahead of time and freezing them for nights that you know you won’t have time to cook.

If you plan your meals ahead right, you can have a healthy meal on the table in less time than it’ll take to go to the drive-through. There is no reason to try to reinvent the wheel every night of the week. Simple is the recipe for success when it comes to lasting weight loss results. To achieve your goals, you need to set achievable goals, and finding easy ways to prep weeknight dinners is one big step towards a healthier tomorrow for you and your entire family.

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*Weight loss surgery results vary between individuals depending on the initial weight, medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bass about the results you can expect.