If you are always on the move and find yourself pigging out on junk food at the end of the day, here are some tips to help you eat better, and have more energy and vitality to keep up with your busy schedule.
You’ve probably heard that it’s better to eat small frequent meals. This is because when you eat 4 to 6 small meals a day you keep your hunger at bay by being able to snack on different foods every few hours throughout the day. With only 3 meals per day, you are more likely to eat much more because of long periods of time without food.
Keep a healthy stash
Carry healthy snacks such as fruit, veggie sticks protein bars, or a meal replacement product in your bag or car. By doing this you’ll always have a quick meal on hand which can really be handy on those days when you’re not able to get in a good quality meal or you’re on the road
Pack a lunch
A balanced, healthy mid-day meal will help you avoid that afternoon slump. Make sure you leave the house with quick and nutritious meals such as chicken or turkey breast on whole wheat bread along with lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and a slice of avocado.
Eat foods that are filling
Eat foods high in fibre such a fruits, vegetables, oatmeal and beans. Remember foods rich in fibre tend to keep you fuller longer. Other lean sources of protein include yogurt, so have a serving along with some fresh fruit and add a little wheat germ or nuts to create a high protein meal.
Cut out extra calories
If you’re going out to lunch then try to make the best nutritional choices in your meals. Do not order anything with extra sauce, butter, gravy, cheese or anything else that can add useless but very fattening calories to your body.
Feed your sweet tooth fix
If you want something sweet, don’t deny yourself…you may end up bingeing later. But rather than going for chocolate or cookies, choose fresh fruit or frozen fruit that you can either buy or prepare at home. Dried fruit such as a handful of raisins, or dried mango are also great options.
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