I saw this quote this morning and need to share it with you all because it is something I try and coach my clients on. The decent method you follow is better than the “perfect” one you quit. I myself used to be guilty of this. I would be 110 percent on point with my nutrition and workouts Monday through Friday, but come Saturday and Sunday it all went out the window. My willpower was no longer there and I was so sick of feeling restricted the last 5 days that all I wanted to do was enjoy the food I loved like ice cream and pizza.
Like me back then and a lot of people now, there are only two options when it comes to following a healthy diet, perfect or crap. Weekends are generally the time we go out to eat with friends or family, no harm in that. But, many people have the idea that if they can’t have their perfect portioned out meal, they mise-well throw in the towel and overeat on a cheeseburger, fries and coke. Have you ever tried to NOT be perfect with your diet? When “perfect” is taken out of the equation, you will feel more in control and empowered because you opened up so many more options for yourself. Instead of perfect portioned meal vs cheese burger and fries you might actually see yourself being in the mood for a salad versus a burger and fries when you are out because you indulged yesterday on dessert at a friends birthday party. So the solution here then, don’t strive for perfect but instead, strive for good enough. As you go throughout your week and weekend always be keeping in mind your health goals, listen to your body, what are you in the mood for, what is available and so on and you will be able to come up with your own definition of what is good enough. Then, aim for that.
Over the past couple weeks I have been lucky enough to spend a lot of my time at home versus spending my days at work in an office. No matter where I am like home, the office, traveling, etc I try and eat as close to my “normal” as possible. While spending more time at home, I still wanted quick convenient options for my meals but also to change it up a bit. So, this brought me to my creation of my Open Faced Tuna Salad Sandwich. I had this a couple times already and have changed it up both times. That’s the best part about recipes like this, you can make it your own! Add in any ingredients you like and add a side of veggies and you have the perfect lunch!
- 2 pieces gluten free sandwich bread
- small handful arugula
- 2 packets tuna
- ½ apple, diced
- ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, diced
- 2 tbsp paleo mayo
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the two pieces of gluten free bread in the toaster and toast to your liking. Bread does not have to be toasted if you don't prefer.
- As the bread is toasting, add the tuna, diced apple and tomato, mayo and salt and pepper to a small bowl. Mix until mayo is fully mixed in.
- Add arugula to both pieces of toast and top with tuna salad.