Our lifestyles have become very busy. We hardly have time to sit down and eat and most of us (myself included) end up eating in our car. So how do we stay on track with eating healthy while we are always on the go?
Plan your meals – if you can pack up your insulated snack bag. Fill it with your water bottles, snacks and lunch. This way you have it when you are hungry and hopefully you packed healthy food.
Choose your fast food restaurant wisely – If you have to stop at a fast food place pick one that has some healthy choices.
- McDonald’s – A hamburger has 250 cals, cheeseburger 300 cals, Grilled chicken Classic 350 cals, Grilled Ranch Snack Wrap 350 cals, salads range from 140 cals w/o chicken to 450 with crispy chicken. That is w/o the salad dressing.
- Subway – This is always my first choice if I can find one. You can get the 6 inch sub, think portion control, with only 6 grams of fat. They range from 230 – 370 cals. Then you choose what to put on top, usually I skip the dressing.
- Dunkin Donuts – Okay, other than the fact that I call it Dunkin Do-Nots, their sandwiches range from 360 cals to 760 cals. This would NOT be my 1st choice for food.
Stay away from the Buffet’s – People always feel they have to get their money’s worth when they eat at the all you can eat buffets (You don’t even want to get me started on the Chinese buffets). You tend to over eat. Once in a while it is okay, but it is best to stay away from them most of the time.
By the way, the fast food restaurants have their nutritional facts online. So you can do some research and plan ahead.
If you know that you will need to be eating on the run, try to at least plan out what you will eat or where you will eat and make healthy choices.
Holly Kouvo is a certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist who specializes in helping people lose hundreds of pounds. Learn more at www.FittingFitnessIn.com.