How To Eat Right On A Busy Schedule


So many people are so busy they forget to eat or just grab whatever is close. These are two of the leading causes to suddenly becoming overweight and many, many health issues today. There are two choices here, make yourself less busy, or learn to eat healthily on your busy schedule. Obviously, well for most, the second option is more viable.

We all know – if you have ever tried to lose weight before – that you should try to stay away from foods that are high in fat, carbohydrates, and sugar. We also know that when we diet, for some reason, any weight you lose comes right back when you are done dieting. So, you already know two of the tricks to losing weight so whether you are busy or not, stay away from high fat foods – like McDonalds – and whatever you do, do NOT diet.

Vegetables, fruits, whole grain breads, and beans are some of the best foods for you to eat. There are many different options that you can do with these foods, which can be prepared ahead of time or can be put together quickly.

Salads, for example, can be prepared in large quantities and split up into smaller meals for a couple of days. Depending what you consider a “normal” salad, you might be thinking it is crazy to think a salad could be a meal, let alone fill you up; there is a trick! Rather than just using lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, fill you salad up with ten different vegetables! Use vegetables like broccoli, peppers, potato cubes, carrots, etc. Any vegetable that you like cold and raw is great to make a filling meal.

Additionally, salads are not limited to lettuce, make fruit salads. Find 5 or 6 of your favorite fruits, cut them up, and mix them in a big bowl. This is a great side at dinner, the perfect snack between lunch and dinner, or even a excellent breakfast.

The same ingredients that you use in salads goes really well in a pita pocket or on whole grain bread to make a variation lunch. Take some Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, and 3 or 4 other vegetables and stuff them into a pita pocket. You can prepare this on the weekends and store them for lunch for the week.

Yogurt is another great snack that is good for you; try to go with the light yogurts though. Yes, this needs to stay cool, which you may be thinking is impossible with what you do during the day; however, it is much easier than one may think – simply by an insulated lunch box along with some gel ice-cubes. Each morning fill your new lunchbox with the cubes and all your foods that need to stay cold.

The combination of all these tips or hints gives you the convenience of fast food with foods that are much healthier for you, and foods that your body actually needs. Once you have gotten a routine down, say in 2-3 weeks, you will find this is a fairly easy process. When you start feeling better, and even losing weight from it, you will realize what a great idea it was to start preparing healthy foods in bulk for you busy week!

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