Some days you’re just way too busy to meticulously pack an entire day’s worth of healthy meals and carry them with you everywhere you go. (I’ve heard horror stories of warm tuna sandwiches left in hot cars.. We’ll leave it at that)!
There are other days when you’ve taken the time to pack it all, but you forget it on the kitchen counter when rushing out the door.
And then there’s those days when you’re just too tired to want to cook, and when you’d rather take one brief moment for yourself than spend all Sunday making next week’s healthy meals.
That’s when knowing exactly where to find low calorie meal options and how to order to stay on track can become a life saver. Here are the 4 great locations where you can successfully order low calorie, healthy options that will help you stay on track and continue to lose weight anytime, anywhere:
Often when you’re forced to go for take out, you fall into the trap of feeling pulled off track so you opt for the unhealthy burger (or fries or whatever your vice may be). You may feel like you had no other option because you need something quick and there’s nothing else around but it IS possible to eat lower calorie, healthier options when you’re forced to order take out.
Burgers and fries are easy options because you can eat them as you drive around. Swap out a burger for a wrap and choose grilled meat instead. Opt of a side salad instead of fries. It’s quick and convenient and you can eat it on the go.
Inside are 31 On the go meal options for Weight Loss Anytime, Anywhere
PLUS easy tips that help you order savory meals in any restaurant, anywhere!
It’s often forgotten that grocery stores hold healthy pre-made meals and salads as well as low calorie, nutritious snacks that are quick and convenient. This makes grocery stores one of the best locations to find delicious options and keep you on track:
Pick up a pack of yogurts for snack. What you don’t eat you can take home. For lunch choose pre-made salads or choose sandwiches on the go.
Portions in restaurants are usually double a standard portion size, and while some meals may sound healthy in theory, be aware of high amounts of added salt and fat.
Choose baked potatoes or mini potatoes instead of fries or mashed potatoes. Mashed usually have hidden calories such as cream and butter, adding extra calories you don’t need.
Ask for dressings on the side so you can take control of how much you use. Also, ask the waiter to half your portion and bring the other half in a to-go container right away. You may have every intention of eating a smaller portion, but if it’s served to you, you’re more likely to eat it all.
Convenience stores are another forgotten gem. These days they hold apples, a small container of milk, fruit cups, veggie sticks with dip, and healthy sandwiches you can eat on the go. Some have full hot food as well as healthy breakfast options too.
Choose whole foods when you can and avoid sugary granola bars. Opt for fresh fruit instead of parfait cups (which are high fat yogurt and canned or sugary looking fruit).
Now that you know you can eat healthy anywhere, make a quick list of the closest Take-Out, Grocery Stores, Restaurants and Convenience stores within 5 minutes of your work and your home.
When you have a prepared list and solid idea of what you can eat and where, you can continue to stay on track without using any brain power. You can stay on autopilot all day or night and still pick healthy, low calorie options that will keep you on track.
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