Are you the kind of entrepreneur who starts your day off with coffee, something sweet and basically continue that pattern throughout the day? If so, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs rely on sweets and coffee each day in order to get through their long list of “to-do’s”. I understand that your body needs energy, and I also understand what it’s like to have so much to do each day as well. Perhaps you’re even a mom who’s getting up in the middle of the night with a little one, and you’ve got your business to run in the day. You probably have a crazy workload, and you have no idea how you’ll get through your business responsibilities without your caffeine and sweet fix. Does this resonate with you?
Food is a HUGE part of overall health and wellness, and I’m sure you have already heard this before. However, no matter how forgiving your body is, you can’t run on poor quality food choices day in and day out. Eventually, your body will start giving you signals that it’s had enough. Nourishing yourself with the best quality food possible is paramount to improving your energy, clarity and focus and you need ALL of those things as a business owner. I believe that the choices we make each day in terms of the foods we eat greatly impacts the kind of entrepreneurs we are and the kind of business that we can build.
Eating healthy is an important foundational piece when it comes to growing a business. I work very closely with my clients on this part of my 6-step process to becoming a healthy and energized entrepreneur, and my clients learn how to make gradual changes that actually stick in the long-term. These healthy changes happen without diets and without any trendy eating plans, just real strategies that produce real results. The key is to create a healthy eating system that works so well for you, it becomes second nature, and you don’t even have to think about it anymore. You can actually use that time on your business rather than struggling to restore your energy levels over and over every single day. Here are some simple suggestions to get you started on “uplevelling” the way you eat:
*Find a recipe for a new veggie or fruit to try out. Look for ways to include this new veggie/fruit into your snacks or meals more often.
*Visit your local Farmer’s Market and/or produce store and stock up on some items such as baby carrots, celery, nuts or trail mix. These make nutritious and delicious snacks during the day.
*Look for healthier alternatives (ex-reduced sodium, zero trans fat, organic) when grocery shopping. Pay close attention to food labels to make sure that you’re making healthy choices.
I really want you to understand the strong connection between eating well and having what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. I support my clients with their meal-planning systems, and the confidence that comes when entrepreneurs have pre-planned their snacks and meals makes such a huge difference, not only in terms of saving time, but also in improved energy and overall well-being.