Do you have enough hours in your day to get through all the urgent tasks?
Do you get through all the tasks that aren’t urgent but are just fun & you really want to do them?
Do you have enough time with your family & friends?
From the time we start school – there never seem to be enough hours in the day. Parents are juggling their commitment to work and earn money against their children who reap the rewards & everything seems to happen at high speed.
Into this equation – we enter Fast Food.
What is this fascination we have with pulling up at the local burger joint?
There are different aspects to this.
- Convenience: It is faster to buy a ready prepared meal than it is to make it from scratch.
- The kids are demanding it: With the onslaught of advertising & keeping up with the Jones, kids are very aware what specials are on where & are keen to compare the toys at school.
- We crave it: Hamburgers & other similar Fast Foods are designed – & I do mean Designed – to stimulate the brain. Processed foods are absorbed quickly into our system spiking our sugar levels & giving us a Rush.
Where is the Balance?
I believe in a 90/10 rule. Try to stick to the good stuff 90% of the time & allow ourselves to Slip 10% of the time. So that could be 1 fast food take out every 10 days. or perhaps every 10 meals… which would be every 4 days or so!
Not all fast foods are equal. Some are healthier than others. Choose those options more often than the less healthy ones. Such as sushi and wraps. I love watching the young kids eating sushi instead of burgers – it is main stream now & they don’t realise how lucky they are!
There are also many ways of preparing Fast Foods at home. But that’s a topic for another day.
What is your favourite Fast Food? – Store bought or Home made?
Have an awesome, Balanced day