You are busy. You have a tight schedule that you need to stick to if you want to maintain your sanity. So what do you do when the time comes for lunch, but all of your healthy options are just too much work? For many people, this is an issue that needs addressing. Luckily, there are some easy ways for us all to eat healthier without sacrificing our precious time or energy. In this blog post, we will go over 11 tips for eating healthier on the fly!
1. Don’t Go Hungry:
This may sound like a no-brainer, but it can definitely be an issue for some people. Not eating before you go to the grocery store or even for lunch for that matter can make healthy food choices difficult as you will constantly feel hungry and as though there is a “black hole” inside of you that needs to be filled. The worst part is, if you’re constantly feeling this way, chances are it will end up leading to you eating something less than healthy in order to satisfy your hunger.
2. Have a List (and stick with it!)
This one seems like another no-brainer but for many people, it is an issue they face on a daily basis. When you go to the grocery store and immediately begin wandering around aisle to aisle, it simply increases the chances of you making an impulsive decision and buying something that is less than healthy for you. This is especially true when it comes to junk food. If you have junk food sitting in your pantry, it can be extremely difficult not to eat it when you walk by it every day.
3. Stay Away From Unhealthy Food Sections
This is another one that just makes sense. If you really want to eat healthier, don’t go near the junk food aisle in the grocery store! It will simply tempt you and lead to an unhealthy decision that puts you further away from your goals.
4. Keep Healthy Food At Work
If it’s possible, try to keep some healthy snacks at work for when the munchies strike! Some good examples are almonds or peanut butter crackers if you have a nut allergy. If nuts aren’t your thing, other good options are string cheese, apples, carrots, cucumbers, celery, etc. Anything that will keep you full for a few hours is good to have around when the “munchies” strike!
5. Keep A Bottle Of Water Handy
Drinking water before or during your meal is an excellent way to help fill yourself up. This will naturally make you eat less and can even help your body burn more calories during the day since it requires energy to digest the water you’ve consumed.
6. Limit Temptation Foods
If you have certain foods that tempt you every single time, don’t keep them around! If they’re going to cause a problem every time you see them then get rid of them. It’s that simple!
7. Have A Few “Go-To” Meals That You Can Make Fast
Having meals that are quick, easy, and healthy can really make a difference when it comes to eating right on the fly. If you have a few go-to meals you can make really quickly, you will be less inclined to eat fast food or buy something at the convenience store on your way home.
8. Eat Breakfast Every Day
Starting the day with some protein will help keep you fuller longer and give you more energy throughout the day! This is especially true if it’s some type of meat