This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wonderful Pistachios. The opinions and text are all mine.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Wonderful Pistachios. Truth is, I hate all kinds of nuts, except pistachios. They are my go-to for road trips, favorite salad topper, and just a day-to-day snack. I'm so excited that they partnered with me to show you guys how to make healthy decisions, easy.
Self-care tends to go out the window when you're ambitious. Whether you're working in an office or an entrepreneur, all you're focused on is succeeding and climbing the ladder of success. As you climb this imaginary ladder, you tend to forget about one important aspect of your life: self-care.
Trust me, I've been there. Because of my workload and all of the things I had going on, I noticed I would often skip meals and replace them with unhealthy snacks. I remember when I was in Corporate America, and I was obsessed with making s'mores in the office microwave. I had a box of graham crackers, a bag of marshmallows, and chocolate in my desk drawer. Around 3 p.m. when that workday slump would take over, I would pop into the kitchen and make some s'mores. Needless to say the stomachaches were frequent, but so worth it. I've learned that it's better to load your office snack drawer with healthy snacks, like Wonderful Pistachios instead of sweets and vending machine junk. They're perfect to have when hunger strikes. Snacking wasn't my only problem. I skipped breakfast often, and grabbed something unhealthy with my co-workers for lunch. By the time I got home to make dinner, I was too tired to try to make anything remotely nutritious.
Over the last few months, I have made a commitment to take better care of myself. I've been taking supplements, eating clean, going to the gym a few times a week, drinking more water, and trying to get a good night's sleep. (Operative word: trying. If you watch my Instagram stories, you know that my usual bedtime is 3AM.) Health is truly wealth, and I've been trying to create new routines in my life for this very reason. When you aren't able to completely take care of yourself, physically emotionally and mentally, you are unable to execute. You cannot be the best employee, the rockstar business owner, or the best version of yourself when you are unhealthy. I'm going to share some ways how you can take care of your mental, emotional, and physical well being as an ambitious professional.
- Have you heard of The Pistachio Principle? The Pistachio Principle is a simple mindful eating concept that may help you fool yourself full –without feelings of deprivation. Because pistachios are in-shell, they may help to slow down consumption time. The empty shells may serve as a visual cue reminding snackers to eat mindfully.
- One of the highest protein and fiber snack nuts that
are part of a heart-healthy lifestyle
With so many health benefits, pistachios make an awesome mid-day snack. You can munch on these nuts by themselves, or add them to your salads for a more well-balanced meal. Try this Summer Watermelon Salad with pistachios on top, or this Freekeh Salad offers flavors of cucumber, pistachios and mint. Your waist and future six pack will thank me.
Sadly my bad snack habits followed me, when I started to work from home. I never thought that it would result in me taking less care of myself. I wouldn't eat breakfast until 12 in the afternoon, snack on some cookies or popcorn until about 3PM, have a small lunch, and then a very late dinner. It isn't uncommon for me to have dinner at 10 or 11 at night these days. It's sad to say, but I had been prioritizing the wrong things. At least know, making better snack choices is easier. When we're home, at a co-working space, or in our office, we tend to eat in a very unhealthy way, because we feel like we are pressed for time. Eating healthy is hard, regardless of where you're at. Through this partnership working with Wonderful Pistachios, I found a way to work smart and snack smart at the same time.
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