How to Manage Your Diet by Managing Your Time, Frank Coppola, New YorkManaging your diet is tough. Many people lead hectic lifestyles and finding the time to prepare your own foods, eat at appropriate times and keep it up for years on end is a bigger chore than most people can handle on a daily basis. However, it is a necessary one that many people who have ADD find nearly impossible.

If you have ADD, like I do, you probably have a hard time managing your diet. We tend to get caught up in doing something, and before you know it, mealtime has passed and we’re left nutritionally challenged. Here are a few tips that will help you manage your diet by managing your time.

Find an Alarm

A healthy person should eat at least 3 times per day, but consuming small meals 4-5 times per day is even better. Your meals should be evenly spaced throughout your day. For argument’s sake, let’s say you should be eating approximately every three hours.

If you own a cell phone that you carry around regularly, why not set the alarm function for every three hours? Whenever the alarm goes off, you’ll know it’s time to eat. You can do the same with a wristwatch or similar alarm device.

Prepare the Meals in Advance

Preparing your meals in advance can be a huge time saver. Meatloaf, Sheppard’s pie, turkey, chicken, soup, roast beef, salads, fruit cups and an assortment of other foods can be prepared in advance, and frozen for later. In a way, it’s kind of like making your own microwave dinners, except healthier. Whenever you make a large dish, cut it up into portions, and save it for later. Before you know it, you’ll be eating healthier and feeling more energetic because of it.

Meal Replacements

Sometimes, you just can’t get to some food when you need it. In this case, you could turn to a meal replacement. In fact, weightlifters do it all the time. You can buy meal replacement bars or drinks in almost any health food store. Pick up a few, and make sure they’re kept in a convenient place.

Managing your time effectively can have a huge impact on your success and health. The more organized you are, the more productive and healthier you’ll be.

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