With our busy schedules these days, a lot of us have to eat on the go.
It is very hard for most people to grab something “healthy” in a convient store or at a fast food restaurant so instead we go for what we want instead of what is good for us.
Over the last few years I have really dialed in on my diet and learned how to make smart choices in any situation…. and the key to doing this is planning ahead!
Most of us know when we are road tripping, going on a business trip, or even vacationing with family and friends. If you are prepared then you will not be tempted to make those choices that you always regret later anyways.
Here are a few helpful tips that will get you on the road and on the way healthfully:
Road trips: pack a cooler and include beef jerky or turkey jerky (preferably grass-fed), include raw nuts (make your own trail mix with raw nuts, dried cranberries, and unsweetened bananas), cut veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers etc), larabars, cold cut slices, and fruit.
For Planes: I tend to be a purse stuffer, I usually include larabars, trail mix, apples, and Jerky. Also, since airplanes include nothing now, this helps you to not die of starvation either!
When making lunch decisions with either just yourself or your family here are a few stops that have really helped me in the clutch:
McDonald’s: Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with no cheese and no tortilla strips or you can also get the Grilled Caesar Salad and get balsamic dressing instead of the caesar. You can get a grilled chicken sandwich or any burger and tell them to wrap in lettuce in hold the bun. You can sub the fries for apple dippers or a side salad as well.
Subway: They make very fresh salads with chicken, tuna or deli meat. I like subway salads because I can control what I put in them. They also have balsamic dressing which is really tasty.
Arbys: You can ask for any roast beef sandwich and just tell them to hold the bun and include a side salad. A lot of our clients in the past really loved this route.
You can also go to any local grocery store in the town where you are at, and find their delicious salad bar. This way you can control what you put on it but you still have a yummy meal that tastes delicious.
In and Out: You can always ask for any burger with no cheese and protein style and they will make it with no questions asked.
Burger King and Wendy’s: You can do a Burger with no bun, or choose their grilled chicken salads with no cheese. I know that Wendy’s has side options as well.
So there are really no excuses, the next time you are going somewhere plan ahead or take these helpful tips with you when driving through. I guarantee you will not only feel better, but you will look better as well!