Most of us are stressed and form part of the general society. We are not celebrities who can afford private chefs or exercise for hours every day. We drop the kids off at school before work and have to pick them up after, and then help them with homework and cook for the family while somehow finding time to exercise.
Or, even if you do not have kids, you are probably trying to finish your studies, working full-time, or doing both at the same time, maintain a healthy social life, maybe work on your side hustle, volunteer for a good cause, etc.
Even if you are not a celebrity, treat yourself like you are one and make yourself a priority. This means taking care of your body by eating healthily, getting enough sleep, and moving often, as well as spoiling yourself with the delicious things in life.
Even though you do not have a private chef who can make all of your meals for you and prep food for you in advance, or you cannot afford a meal delivery service that has all of your meals carefully planned out according to the number of calories you want to consume and the correct ratios of carbs, protein, and fat to help you lose weight, you can be your own private chef and meal prep.
If you just cook for a few hours on a Sunday, you can easily prep enough food to last you for a week or two (if you freeze it). I like to put on a podcast, audiobook, or series on to watch or listen to in the background while doing it, which makes time go by a lot faster and reduces the suffering of standing in the kitchen for that long if you do not enjoy cooking.
But your lazy self will be very grateful when you do not have to cook throughout the week and can just grab one of the ready meals that you have prepared for yourself. Like a lot of celebrities, you will not have to worry about how many calories you have eaten or what to eat. Everything will be a lot easier for you and you will be less tempted to go off the rails.
Set up your environment for dessert diet success. A diet that centres around dessert can be hard to follow if you are not prepared and if you do not have access to healthy desserts most of the time.
I like to always make sure that I either have dessert prepared in the fridge or freezer, or at least the basic ingredients I need to make a few desserts, such as eggs; coconut flour or almond flour; xylitol, stevia, or erythritol; vanilla; coconut cream, coconut oil, and cacao.
I recently decided to always keep portions of frozen pureed pumpkin in the freezer for when I want to make pumpkin pie, which is one of my favourite dishes.
Meal prep your desserts, so that you will always have something sweet in the freezer or fridge and always have emergency dessert at hand. knowing that you always have something sweet available will make it a lot less tempting to buy unhealthy and sugar-filled food.
I know exactly where I can order healthy alternatives online to be delivered, what the healthy options are for me in each store, and what store-bought snacks would fulfill certain dietary requirements like if I wanted a dessert that was only made from protein and fat.
It takes time to study the labels of foods and realise which ones you are happy to eat and do not go against the diet guidelines that you would like to follow, but once you have done your homework, you can become a diet ninja and navigate your way through all of the temptations out there with ease, while still allowing yourself to indulge on your own terms.
It is not even have to take long. There are recipes that will take you about 10 minutes to make, but could give you a healthy dessert after dinner every night for two weeks. Buy healthy snacks. More and more companies are bringing out sugar-free and minimally processed brownies, cakes, cookies, protein bars, etc. All you need to do is do your research and see what is available in your area.
How could you start treating yourself and taking care of yourself like you are a star? What could you do to save yourself time and make it easier to be healthy when you do not have a lot of time?