1. Prepping is key.
Especially when you lead a busy lifestyle, there are going to be those times when you are starving by the time you actually get home to your kitchen. When your blood sugar is low, it is going to be much more difficult for you to put down that ready-to-go bag of chips or tempting bowl of cereal and wait to eat for a couple more minutes while you steam some veggies or cook some fish. This is why prepping healthy food to put in easily accessible containers is so important. Every few days, cook up some extra meat or fish, chop up some veggies, or bake some sweet potatoes and keep them in the fridge. That way, when you feel like snacking, or need something to hold you over until your food is ready, you are much more likely to grab some cut up carrots than some processed "food".
2. Shop more, buy less.
Our country has become accustomed to going grocery shopping once every week or two and buying a ton of stuff. I guess when you are buying processed products with chemicals to make the "food" last longer than your new car, you don't have to worry about it too much. But if you buy too much produce at once, it can go bad easily. Tossing food that often can start to hurt your wallet, so go shopping more often during the week and buy just enough for the next few days. You won't have to spend hours in the store since you aren't grabbing much and your food with be packed with more nutrients since they will be fresh. That leads us to our next tip...
3. Keep your kitchen organized.
When your refrigerator is unorganized, that container of blueberries can sneak to the back and be forgotten about until they go bad. Knowing what you have in stock will help you save money. If you need to, plan your meals. Write them down so that you remember exactly what you have.
4. Branch out.
See something that you haven't seen before at the market. Grab it and google it. When people first start the paleo lifestyle, a lot of them stick to a few meals that they know well. This is dangerous, because a lot of people get bored this way. Try new foods, spices, cooking techniques, etc. Not only will this allow you to keep a more nutritiously diverse diet and keep your meals exciting, but, you never know, you might discover a new family favorite. For those with little ones, having your kids see you try new foods will make them much more likely to try new foods, too!
5. Stay positive.
This is important in every aspect of your life. There are days where you will do better than others. Keep your head up and don't beat yourself up. Every day is a new day and a new chance to change your life. Love yourself and your body will love you back!