We’ve all possibly been through it, deployments. If you are a super organized, love to meal prep and enjoy cooking for your family, you’d think that not much would change when your spouse gets deployed, right? Wrong!
Something took over me last deployment, I got busier and let meals slide by. Before I knew it, cereal and pizza seemed to be my go-to meals for a busy working mom. However, there truly is no better time than a deployment to reset your diet and implement the healthy choices that are right for you and your family.
What exactly is a healthy diet? With the diet trends, today, this can be a tricky question. Some think that eating healthy means having to buy expensive, organic foods, or having the time to make everything from scratch. Others might think they must completely give up a certain food, which is simply not realistic. Fortunately, putting a few small and realistic changes into practice will clean up your diet and make a big impact in keeping your body healthy, not only during deployment but even after your loved one returns.
These five practices will help weed out the excess junk in your diet and keep your body running at its best. If it seems overwhelming to do all of them at once, pick one at a time and slowly incorporate them into your routine. Worried that eating healthier will cost more? Here are some easy tips for shopping healthy on a budget:
Most of all, consider your health an investment that will pay you big returns in well-being and longevity. It will also beat that sluggish feeling during the week, and deployment will zoom right by!
For more on healthy food choices, please visit Choose My Plate.
What does your deployment diet look like? Share with us in the comments below!
About the blogger: Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, published author and branding expert. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband and two children.
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