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Tips on Eating Healthy On the Go

You pay the price of a gym membership, you typically eat healthy when you have the time to plan and prepare your meals, but that doesn’t mean you should throw it all away when life creeps in and you simply don’t have the time. Instead of throwing away all your hard work at the gym the second things get hectic at work or at home, try these tips instead:

When You Need a Quick Lunch:

Try Starbucks- Starbucks is not only the spot to grab your specialty coffee beverage, they now have a full selection of perfectly portioned bistro plates such as the chicken chipotle wrap (26 grams of protein and only 380 calories including a perfectly portion sized of dark chocolate!

Subway- With a full selection of fresh meats, multi-grain breads, and greens rich in vitamins, this is a great option. Just steer clear of the double meatball marinara sub at ~1000 calories for the 6-inch version!

Sushi- When selecting Asian cuisine, sushi is the healthiest option compared to deep fried Chinese foods. The great thing about sushi is the convenience where a roll or variety plate can be readily found in almost any grocery store complete with ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. Just opt for low sodium soy sauce to minimize bloating.

Breakfast for Lunch- When not a single healthy option is in sight and you don’t trust yourself to NOT supersize something, make yourself 2 packets of instant oatmeal. Top off with dried fruit and nuts with a banana on the side and your waist line will remain intact. The fiber in the oatmeal will actually nourish your body making you feel full longer and not giving you that afternoon energy dip.

Snacking- When there are no other options but a convenience store, head to the refrigerated section and grab some fresh fruit, a yogurt, mixed nuts, or even a string cheese instead of chips and soda when you must grab a snack.

Watch Your Drink Choice- Avoid sugary, highly caffeinated drinks, stick to water, flavored waters, unsweetened ice teas or herbal teas. If the taste is too bland, try sweetening with lemon, lime, stevia, or other calorie free sweeteners. It should also be noted that consuming 3 cups of green tea per day will burn 90 calories, provide your body with antioxidants, and boost your metabolism so you can burn more calories throughout the day.