Eating Healthy On A Busy Schedule Secrets Revealed
Busy lifestyle and trying to eat clean and healthy……..NOT EASY!!
Does this sound like the situation your in?
Do you find yourself just constantly on the move and missing meals and settling for lower quality food or even worse skip meals?
For a lot of working people it seems like our life has gotten so busy and were expected to muli-task and expected to keep up. However, along with keeping up with all of these everyday tasks where is our time left for eating healthy? We read all the newspaper, magazine and online articles telling us how important it is but we could be close to closing a deal the last thing on our mind is eating healthy.
Then finally when we realize we are super hungry all that is readily available is fast foods so eating healthy isn’t always an option when dealing with this type of schedule. Even when going to restaurants it can be a challenging task and trying to pick out a “healthy” option if there are even ANY options on there that fit this criteria.
If you are anything like me you’ll know I stress if I don’t know where my next meal is coming from causes me unneeded stress!!
OK so I’ve been done that road and I have battled through trials and tribulations to establish best practices and it really helps me maintain my abs. Here are 5 tips that can help you too!
1. Meal Prep must be done in advance – Have you ever heard this saying? “Failure to plan, you plan to fail”. I have found this is not only the most efficient but it is the MOST successful way to eating healthy which leads to your weight loss or fitness goals. Secondly, it also leaves more money in your pocket because your not eating at restaurants all the time. Now sometimes when I do have a cheat meal when I pay around $60 for a meal in my mind I find myself saying wow with $60 I could have bought a whole bunch of chicken breast to cover another week along with lots of Asparagus.
Disclaimer: this is not meal prep ;)
So just to give you an idea and trust me at the first prep it will be tough but it gets EASIER each time that you do it and then you find yourself just cooking and replenishing what is about to run out. So here is what I do each Sunday evening;
I take about 2 hours to prep for the next 3-4 days since I am prepping for more than just myself. Our most important macro-nutrient is protein so I always start there and get all my proteins cooked so I can get them cooling off then stored in my pan that holds it in the fridge. I then move over to my next important macro-nutrient which is my green veggies and then when its all done I combine them into the Tupperware and BOOM they are ready! My healthy fats are quick hitters like avocados, almond butter or you could choose from any of these listed here.
Now come Monday morning you can grab your containers needed for the day pack them in your meal bag and roll. So all your meals are waiting on you so your stress is gone you won’t be worrying about where your next meal is coming from non-processed and high quality fuel will be going into your tummy!
2. Plan of Action When Eating Out – OK so meal prep works but what if you have to eat out because you entertain clients? OK, your in luck some restaurants are starting to catch on and are realizing people want to eat healthy but just try your hardest to stay informed for many years many people lived by the Subway tagline of Eat Freshwhen in reality you were eating a chemical. You can read the full article here and see what chemical was in their bread. OK back to business, so when at a restaurant things you want to look for are proteins, vegetables and salads because these foods are considered high quality fuel which as a result will maintain and keep your energy levels up.
Things I would stay away from are: bread, fries, soda these will drain your energy because they are low quality foods and will be stored as fat unless you have hit your macros for the day and they fit your macros (you need to understand that meal plan if you are doing this, directions here). [click to continue…]