Sometimes it seems like you just can’t win when it comes to eating healthy. There are so many temptations out there when it comes to unhealthy meals, and then when you’re on the road you may find even more difficulties when it comes to healthy eating since there’s really nothing truly healthy in the fast food industry.
The thing is, you can eat healthy, even on the road. You just need to know what it means to eat healthy and maybe take a little bit of time to look for the best options. Here are some tips.
When eating out there are plenty of choices in healthy meals, as long as you’re passing by those fast food places. The key to a healthy meal at a “sit down” restaurant is to watch your portions (although there are some places out there that do a good job with portion sizes).
Search out a place that specializes in healthy meals and you’ll have fewer decisions to make. They do exist.
Eating In The Car
Sometimes fast food is your only option. When that is the case you definitely want to order a salad. The food at fast food joints just isn’t good for you, there’s no way around it, but you can at least pick something that is remotely “OK”, just work on eating them in proper portions and you’ll take in fewer calories.
The Vending Machine At Work
When you’re at work you may find that your only option is a vending machine that is essentially full of junk food. Don’t let that get you down. Pick some chips or crackers made from whole grains, or pick some sugar free gummies that contain real fruit juice. It will at least help you get through to the next full meal.
Cooking At Home
Healthy eating at home begins with picking the right foods at the store. Shop in the fresh sections and leaves the boxed and frozen items on the shelves. Cook from scratch whenever you can. The more fresh and whole ingredients you use the healthier your eating will be, and the healthier your body will be.
Visiting A Friend
When you visit friends, be OK with saying “no”. If they serve something that doesn’t fit into your healthy eating plan don’t eat it. If they served regular pizza and you have celiac you wouldn’t eat it, would you? Just say no.
Let them know ahead of time about any meal restrictions, even if they are voluntary, but especially if they are due to an allergy or intolerance. You’ll be surprised at how accepting some people can be these days. Don’t just eat to make them happy, especially if it might make you sick.