Everyone is so busy these days, right? You have a deadline to meet here and then you have to rush across town to go there… It’s no wonder most people feel there aren’t enough hours in the day to get anything done. This particular aspect holds true for weight loss efforts as well.
In the midst of your busy work schedule, taking care of the kiddos, and finding a little time for yourself, how in the world will you be able to work-in the ability to eat right? Well, it’s doable but it will definitely require some effort on your part.
If you’re serious about wanting to change your eating habits and adopt a healthier diet, despite how hectic your schedule may be, follow these tips to eating healthy when you’re always on the go.
Put Your Crock-Pot to Work
One of the easiest ways to come home to an already prepared meal is the “dump and go” method… a luxury that only a crock-pot can provide. When you have a busy day ahead, a go-to method to eating healthy with minimal effort is to dump everything in your crockpot and let it cook all day on low.
Some great healthy crock-pot meals to do this with include, chili, all kinds of soups, pork or beef roast, and spaghetti sauce.
Keep Juice Cleanses Handy
When you’re on your way out the door and you don’t have time to make breakfast or time to stop and grab breakfast, a pre-packaged juice cleanse is going to be your life-saver, not to mention time-saver as well.
Research Menu Options
Just because you’re eating healthier doesn’t mean you can’t eat out or enjoy the restaurant you used to frequent. These days, restaurants and fast-food restaurants are offering healthier menu options for both kids and adults.
To not be tempted by your options when you arrive, go ahead and research the healthier options before you arrive so you can have an idea of what you want so you can start creating a desire for those foods. And once you check out the healthy alternatives at a lot of restaurants, you’ll quickly see that the healthy menu options really aren’t that bad. Ultimately, they’re regular menu items, except they’re baked or have no breading, but still packed with flavor!
Drink Lots of Water
By drinking lots of water, especially before your meals, you’ll be preventing yourself from mistaking thirst for hunger. This is a tip that will also make you feel full faster, helping you to not overeat. Keep a reusable water bottle with you at your work desk and in your car so that it will always be readily available for you.
Pack Healthy Snacks
When you’re on the go, it’s natural to have a craving for a snack, but if you’re going to snack, make sure it’s a healthy snack. Things like nuts, granola, and string cheese are great snacks to bring with you on any given day… They’re small and easy to carry, and they’re healthy and delicious!