Eating on the go is a reality for busy families and professionals. This doesn’t mean you have to throw caution to the wind and eat junk Food. Maintaining a Healthy diet is just as important as keeping up with your busy schedule. Stress can really effect the health of your body and mind. By eating a balanced and healthy diet you can reduce your stress levels and improve your health. The following tips are a good starting point to remind you eating healthy on the run doesn’t need to be difficult.
Be smart. Restaurants can be a big temptation to over eat. Many have large menus and large portions. Splurging from time to time is okay, but don’t make it a habit. Many restaurants feature a low calorie section on their menus. This is your best bet to getting a smaller portion and keeping that calorie count low. Additionally, many restaurants are now offering organic and natural options. When possible take advantage of these healthy alternatives.
Airports can be a easy place to stray off the healthy path. Boredom, long wait times, and stress can make even the dedicated health food nut succumb to temptation. Remember, you can always find a healthy snack even in sea of junk food. Great Wraps offers customized sandwiches with many fresh low fat ingredients. If you happen to be at the Atlanta airport, Proof of the Pudding has low fat and sodium “super foods” that are always a great way to stay on track.
In your car
Eating on the road can be a challenge, but if you disciplined and make a plan you are sure to stay on track. First, make sure to plan a head when possible. Make sure to pack meals or snacks the day before. A thermos is great for keeping food either hot or cold. Bring plenty of healthy snacks such as carrot sticks, apple slices or nuts. Second, make a schedule and tick to it. If you eat lunch at noon each day, plan to have a meal. Don’t just delay eating until you have time. This can get your internal clock all out of whack and can lead to over eating. Also, make sure to stop to eat, if at all possible. This will give you a chance to relax and refresh. In addition, this is also a great time to stretch or walk, which can help you to feel more alert especially for long drives. Third, make informed decisions, if you stop at a drive thru. “Eat this, not that” is a great book full of simple food swaps that can help you to make better decisions when eating fast food. In addition there are many apps the you can download to your phone to take out the guess work.
Make sure to always be conscious of the foods you choose while on the go. Being healthy is not always easy, but remember you can always bring a healthy meal or snack with you. Once you master making the right choices, eating healthy on the go will become easy.
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