3 STEP MEAL PREP

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Love it or hate it, we ALL have to prepare meals at some point! Often, this task can seem tedious or maybe you don't feel like you have the energy after a long day. This will, typically, lead us to an alternative option, like eating out. 😬 Convenient, yes... healthy or sustainable, no.

Today I want to help you demystify healthy eating.

Here is my a three-step meal prep plan that is quick, easy, and flexible - so you can whip up tasty and nutritious meals in no time.

MJ's Simplified, Healthy Meals:

  1. Pick Your Base: A mix of whole grains + fat proteins + veggies creates the perfect base for all my meals. My staples are quinoa and rice varieties, coupled with avocados or meat/meat substitutes, and then a good dose of veggies, beans, or any greens you love.

  2. Add Complementary Flavors: Based on your palate, pick some tasty vegetables or herbs and spices to really bring out the flavor of the base you chose. Go for color – eat the rainbow to get all your minerals and vitamins! Peppers, mushrooms, basil, garlic, ginger, turmeric, etc. can really pack a delicious punch.

  3. Add Spices / Sauces: The frosting on the cake, so to speak – jazz up your meal with lemon juice, salsa, hummus, a drizzle of sauce or a dressing that makes your mouth water.

Prepare a big batch of your favorites and you can mix and match for days.

TIP: Try it in a big bowl, on a bed of greens, or tucked inside a burrito. Using a mix of these simple ingredients really maxes out your flavor profiles so you don’t feel bored with your meals, plus it’s still so simple and nutritious.

We can eat healthy and it doesn't have to be an energy drain! We can feel better about ourselves and overall, have more energy when you choose to eat healthy home meals.

Use these easy-peasy methods to make your meal prep efficient and effective, without sacrificing taste and variety. You can find more inspo for energy-boosting meals here and additional energy-boosting resources on my website AND now on my Pinterest!

Bon appétit, my friends!

HOW TO CREATE MORE TIME & ENERGY

Does this sound like you … pushing to the max, trying to get the most out of every aspect of life (health, wealth, love, happiness!), and feeling like you just can’t achieve it all? I see you! And I want to help you!

You don’t have to be diagnosed with a chronic fatigue issue to be overwhelmed and exhausted – it happens to everyone! Know you’re not alone in this, and try these Five Tips to Create More Energy When You’ve Run Out!

1.    WATER! So crucial yet so frequently forgotten. Make sure you’re getting plenty of high-quality, naturally alkaline water to up your energy.

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2.    BREATHE! When you’re racing through your day, take just 3-5 minutes to relax. This ultimately helps you be more productive; you perform best when you’re recharged.

3.    MEAL PREP! Utilizing a meal service or taking a meal-plan day removes the stress not only of grocery shopping, but also of trying to ensure that all your meals are balanced, nutritious, and still delicious. 

4.    TAKE INVENTORY! Keeping a minimalist inventory helps you cut out energy-wasters while keeping what lifts you up. Make a list of what serves you and what makes you feel good vs. what depletes your time and energy.

5.    YOU TIME! Help yourself feel amazing by moving, restoring, breathing, reflecting, adjusting your mindset. Taking a little time each day to pour into loving yourselfcan make a huge difference, keeping you positive and resilient.

We all want to keep moving forward, taking care of everything on our plate while enjoying life and feeling fulfilled! So try some of these simple actions to level up your energy and create the balance you need to accomplish all your goals and GROW.

-MJ

For more information on this topic check out my YouTube video here.

MANAGING ENERGY

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We all have 24 hours in a day, so why does it seem like some of us have more? No really... think about that for a moment. I know you're already doing a lot, but I also know you've got a whole lot more you want to be doing. So why do some people seem to excel, succeed, and experience more in their lives?

Here's the secret. Work-Life balance. 🤣

Okay - I'M JOKING!!!

But all jokes aside, the people who are able to do more and still have the energy to live life elevated and continue leveling up their lives are the people who know how to manage their energy.

Yep. You got it. If you can master your energy, you can master your time.

So I can hear you already, "But MJ... I already do SO MUCH! I'm spent by the end of each day! How can you expect me to add one more thing on my to-do list?!"

There's a great conflict happening in our society today and it is caused by the want for so much, while being expose to massive amounts of unsolicited information in addition to a fast paced competitive culture. The issue becomes extreme overwhelm, confusion, and a lack of fulfillment in our own lives.

Can you imagine how unmotivated you would be to exercise, start a business, and play with your kids if you didn't eat for 3 days straight? Well guess what, eating gives you energy! So when you do things to manage your energy, such as eating nutritiously, you feel better and more energized to tackle your day.

Now what if you can incorporate more simple, feel good habits that will only amplify your energized states? What if the energy you spent has a return of investment? Can you imagine how productive and efficient you would be?

Our minds and bodies are meant to expand and grow. Simply watch a weightlifting competition or a chess match and you will see how we can do incredible things when we challenge ourselves!

THIS is the secret to why some people have more energy in a day.

Some people may have a hard time keeping up with how you manage a household with kids and you might have a hard time keeping up with them on their daily run, or vice versa. The only difference is in where you've spent your time challenging yourself to expand and grow.

In the Unlimited Energy program we break down and fine tune each area of life, from lifestyle and health, to fitness and mindset, so you can truly maximizeyour energy potential!

Stay checked in, stay in touch
-MJ