Staying healthy in January and into the New Year is always one of the top things on everyone’s list. Being able to get rid of all of that fat from Christmas and get lean again is a challenge and it is one which we can find even harder when we live on a busy schedule.
If you are always on the go and are struggling to stay healthy as a result, here are just some of the things you can do to make it easier.
1. Eat Greens
It can be difficult when you are always working and traveling to find decent salads and healthy meals on the go, and this can make us avoid eating restaurant’s food and opt for easier meals instead. However, you can still bring dehydrated greens with you on your trips, and these can be a lifesaver for you when looking to stay healthy for the day. Make sure to bring these everywhere you go just in case you need a boost of energy and vitamins. They will only take seconds to consume!
2. Use a food delivery service
There are a lot of food delivery places out there such as Just Eat, Deliveroo, Uber Eats and even things like a water delivery service for on the go… these are perfect to take advantage of on a busy day. If you are rushing around and you haven’t got the time to pick up lunch, try ordering a green juice and a salad from somewhere local and get it brought to you. Doing so means you can stay healthy on the go without needing to resort to that dreaded ham sandwich instead.
3. Get a hotel fridge
If you are going to be staying in a hotel for a busy work meeting and you need to be able to stay healthy, ask the hotel room if you can have a mini fridge in your room. The reason for this is because you can then bring your own healthy food with you and keep it fresh, therefore you won’t have to worry about hotel food not being suitable for you. It will make life a lot easier and will ensure you can stay on top of your goals.
4. Ask for help at restaurants
Asking for changes to your meals at a restaurant doesn’t make you a bad person, and in fact, a lot of the time if you ask nicely they will be more than happy to help you out. For example, if you wanted some chicken but it comes with bacon and cheese, ask if they can take those off and swap it for salad. Most servers will be happy to help and it will ensure that you can stick to your diet even when out and about.
5. Eat a salad to start
When you go out for a meal with work or your family make sure that you always order a salad as a starter before you have a main meal. This will be a good way to start the meal with healthy foods and will result in you feeling full quicker too. Doing so helps prevent you from over eating or ordering a desert so you can really stick to your resolutions.
6. Meal prep
If there is one method of healthy eating on a busy schedule, the best way has to be by meal prepping. When you plan your meals ahead of time and cook them all at once, it saves you time during the week and it ensures that you don’t go out and buy rubbish at lunchtime or order takeaways when you get home. If the food is there and ready for you it will be much easier for you to stay healthy and right on track.
7. Skip bread baskets
When you are at a restaurant and you know that they will bring out a bread basket, ask them not to. Having the bread in front of you will be too tempting and you’ll likely end up stuffing up with bread before you even order your hearty meal.
8. Have two starters
When it comes to eating out or grabbing food on the go it can be tempting to just look for the healthiest meal on the menu. However, sometimes you are better off ordering two starters and having them together as a meal. This will provide you with more diversity of food and you’ll wind up eating less in the long run. Having two starters is the ideal way to stay on track since it allows you to try new things and always have your options open.