I'm pretty sure that just about every time I ask someone how they are these days the stock standard response seems to be "I'm good, busy". There is nothing wrong with this response of course and I don't doubt that it is genuinely the case, but it got me thinking - with everyone being so busy all the time, what are some strategies people can use to ensure they are eating well and adequately fuelling their on-the-go lifestyles?
Convenience foods are everywhere and sadly most of them are not the best choices for good health (highly processed, full bad fats, salt and sugar). Combine that with being hungry and needing a quick meal as you move from one task to another and you have the perfect environment for making less than ideal choices. Not eating the healthiest option every now and then is ok, but it shouldn't become a daily habit. Below are some tips that I have found helpful for ensuring I am fuelling myself with good food when I am busy (and not breaking the bank in the process):
Eating healthy on the go is doable and although it does require some forethought, your energy levels will be better and your body and wallet will thank you. Of course, the odd indulgence is fine – life would be no fun otherwise - but try to save those not so great for you treats for when you can actually sit down, savour and enjoy them, not for when you are in such a rush you are barely tasting what goes in your mouth.
Love, Health and Happiness,