Most of us are always on the go…waking up at the crack of dawn and crawling into bed in the wee hours of the morning, barely getting in enough sleep to repair and restore… Oh wait that might just be Bree! However, most of us still have a hectic life filled with to –do lists from morning until evening. The board meetings, the kids, the social, the hockey practices, the ballet lessons, it never seems to slow down. With all this hustle and bustle we often forget about food and about our bodies.
Having a healthy lifestyle on the go is possible and also realistic We just need to use the tools to help us get there. Depending on your lifestyle, it might be possible for you to bring your food with you, this is probably the best and cheapest tool. Prepping what you will bring for lunch during the week will allow you to grab and go which is especially good when the morning “gets away” from you. If you only do one grocery shop per week use the fresh stuff in the beginning of the week… make salads, cut up veggies, etc.
Healthy options when you don’t have time
Salad bar – At some places you can make your own, if you can, load up on fresh vibrate colored veggies! Don’t forget to add protein if it’s available, such as grilled chicken or grilled salmon. Protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels, gives you energy, and brain power! All needed to help you get through a hectic day!
Sushi Restaurants – Sushi can be a great healthy option! If the place offers brown rice get that instead of the white rice and you’ll be adding a punch of nutrients and fiber! Add a miso soup and you will be adding vitamins, mineral and more protein. Seaweed is also rich in calcium, magnesium and iodine.
Sub and Pita joints – This a great fast food option especially for the guys who don’t want to go to the salad bars Pick bread or pita that is whole wheat, go easy on the dressings, skip the mayo and pile on the veggies!! Again don’t forget to add some protein like turkey.
Grocery Stores – Grocery stores are fabulous on the go. If you’re on your lunch break stop in and grab some fruits and veggies. Most grocery stores have pre-made fruit and veggie tray’s as well as things like yogurt and granola (read ingredients to make sure the yogurt is good quality!) these options are great when you’re in a rush. Grocery stores usually have delis or salad bars; choose healthy options there as well!
Remember to pick up some healthy snacks to keep in your car, bag, or at your desk. Be sure to read labels. Granola bars, protein bars, raw mixed nuts, etc. Snack on hand/Emergency Stash are fabulous to have on hand as when you’re on the go, as hunger can creep up on you!
In a busy world with so much going on around us, nourishing ourselves is our best defense against being overwhelmed and stressed out.