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I think most of us are familiar with the age old advice you get from parents and doctors time and time again, more fruits and vegetables. The truth is, you aren’t being misled. Let me throw one more in there for fun, exercise and maintain a balanced diet. Whew, I know it is tough to hear, but let’s be honest no one ever accomplished anything good without a little persistence and hard work. Just like everything else in your life, if you want to succeed then you will have to work at it. I am not saying you have to sweat over your cookware night after night and never eat out to accomplish this. Seriously though, if you are going to invest all that hard work at the gym, then you may as well accompany it with a healthy diet and reap the ultimate benefits. I know it can be hard with the hustle and bustle of life, so I have provided some tips to eating healthy on the run to make a healthy diet that much easier to maintain.
1) Make Time To Grocery Shop:- When there, pick up snacks that can be easily thrown in your purse, gym bag, car, and desk drawer. May I suggest almonds or mixed nuts, granola bars or whole grain fruit bars, and fresh fruit, apples and bananas being good on the go choices. I am a huge fan of nuts, high in protein so they help curb your appetite unlike anything loaded with sugar that will actually make you hungrier. They are also packed with loads of energy to get you through your day and ready for your next workout. Doing this will prevent you from stopping into the quick mart and snacking on potato chips or candy bars.
2) Drink Water:- Whenever given the choice between water and soda or juices, choose water! It is a fact that people do not get enough water each day and guess what, your body is made up of 60% water, so stop depriving it! I won’t lecture you on coffee or teas as I personally understand the importance of these commodities. However I will tell you to try drinking tea over coffee. Don’t drink more then one cup of coffee a day, and if you do try weaning yourself off of those extra cups, baby steps. Eventually try to only drink coffee a few times a week. If you are a complete coffee addict and what I am saying is bringing tears to your eyes, just remember that coffee dehydrates you, so you will need to drink extra amounts of water to make up for it. Keep water handy, invest in a Sigg bottle or similar, I swear by them. They are easy to maintain and the water always tastes great. Unlike plastic bottles you won’t get any funny tasting water.
3) When Eating Out Substitute a House Salad or Vegetable of the Day instead of Chips:- If you have already opted for a baked potato and don’t want to skip the carbohydrates then order a tasty salad to split as the starter instead of anything fried or heavy. When choosing your main course look for things that are grilled or baked over sautéed and fried. If you are fancying some fish see if they can cook it differently, hold the breading, grilled instead of fried. Any restaurant using fresh ingredients should be able to accommodate your request. Stay away from mains that contain heavy cream, opt for oil and tomato based dishes instead.
Now that you have your tips for eating on the go, incorporate this into your daily routine. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste and don’t let your busy lifestyle affect your diet!