Eat Right With a Pre-Planned Strategies

pack your lunchBeing active and on the road is commonplace for our modern lifestyles. However, when trying to diet this lifestyle can be demanding and challenging at best and one of the reasons that many people don’t stick with their diets…claiming that they are too busy or on the go too much to make it work.

Let’s be honest…it might be challenging, but the truth is, even the busiest of people should be able to make a diet work with the right game plan strategy set in place. 

Don’t risk sabotaging all your hard work and effort by not being prepared. It’s just way too easy to get thrown off the bandwagon and then choose to toss the towel in altogether when you don’t have a plan in place.

Here’s some quick tips to help you stay the course and eat right even when you’re on the run:

Prepack as often as possible: Organization is key and the better organized you are, the better chances you have to stay the course. Cook your meals for the entire day the night before or even the morning of the day you need to be out and about. Simply pack them up in a convenient take-along cooler and you’ll have exactly what you need when your body needs it…no excuses needed. It takes a little effort on your part, but its time well spent.

Menu-planning: Menu planning is another key to successful dieting. What are you planning on eating for lunch each day?

Preparing and figuring out what to prepare is tough for most people but not planning this information ahead of time sets you up for a real last minute battle. Shopping at the last minute may take time you don’t have on your hands so planning your grocery shopping once a week by doing a large trip at once prevents that last minute shopping trip or reaching for whatever is handy to cook.

Keep Healthy Snacks and Meals Handy: If you are out during the day .be sure to carry a non-perishable snack or meal with you at all times in your desk, bag, purse or briefcase. Protein bars, canned tuna with a pop top, prepared trail mix or straight protein powder that is easily mixed into a cup of yogurt all work well.

Educate Yourself on Restaurant Menu’s: Decipher how to look for leaner dishes…ones without added fats, calories and sugar. It will take a bit of practice at first but with enough ongoing effort, you’ll be able to sleuth through the menu and choose at least one option that will work fine for you (even if it needs a minor modification or two).

With the ability to check menus on smart phones, tablets and computers there really is no reason to be caught “cold handed” these days. Be cautious of portion sizes at restaurants as they tend to be far larger than needed. Plan on eating half and taking half home…this way you cut the calories in half.

Book a Room with a Kitchen: If possible stay somewhere that offers small kitchens for you do to your own cooking. Visit the local grocery store and stock up on what is needed for your stay. You’ll likely still eat out once or twice during the day but the more you are able to eat back in your room the better chances you have to stay the course and stick to your diet. This will help you to maintain your diet on the go without a problem.

Eating fruits and veggies that are high in water content can also help you lose weight and stay the course. They are easy to pack a head of time and make the perfect snack.

If you are failing to achieve your health and fitness objectives, then part of the problem may be that you are OVER-COMPLICATING your plan of action.

Let me help you get back on track. with my “Minimalist Exercise and Nutrition” program.

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