A commitment to healthy eating takes time and repetition plus it takes practice. I have been committed to eating healthy for quite some time and every day I get better but I still discover triggers that catapult me into making choices that do not contribute to my health journey.
Recently I have been traveling for work. Many of my trips are day trips. I have noticed that even though I pack my lunch and snacks I like to stop at gas stations and fast food restaurants. So yesterday I got curious about these habits.
Why, if I like the foods I packed and I am prepared do I feel the need to buy myself food at a gas station or fast food restaurant?
Well after thinking about it I discovered that in my past this has been the fun part of traveling that I get to eat out and buy beef jerky or French fries. I also discovered that when I am traveling I view it as an adventure and I do not want to eat my normal day to day food.
So yesterday in the parking lot of Whataburger I prayed for love, strength, and will. I ate my packed lunch and I made a promise to myself. From this moment forward I will plan ahead and when I am scheduled to travel I will buy foods that make me feel good but that differ from what I normally eat so that I can feed my adventurous spirit, literally with fun foods that are good for me.
I invite you to get curious. If you want to eat healthily, what are your triggers? Find a way to fulfill your needs in a healthy way. Get creative!
I am rooting for you!