5 Tips to Stay Healthy on the Go
Posted 2/25/2015 by UHBlog
Is your busy lifestyle keeping you constantly on-the-go? Here are five tips to help you maintain a healthy diet while on the run.
Pack Your Own Snacks
Packing your own snacks is a healthy way to ensure that you are eating nutritious foods in between meals. Pack options like oranges, apples, carrots, celery, mixed nuts, raisins or other dried fruits to save money and provide extra nutrition.
Make Your Own Coffee or Tea
Coffee has become a high-calorie beverage at many locations with the whip cream, sweet tasting additives and chocolate drizzle lattés. You can ensure a low-calorie coffee or tea by brewing your own before you leave the house.
Avoid Baked Good Items
Most breakfast muffins contain about half of the saturated fat recommended for an entire day. Instead, consider a bowl of oatmeal, eggs, high fiber cereal or fruit. Choosing breakfast foods high in fiber and protein will help keep you full longer.
Choose Healthier Options on the Menu
Opt for food options that are steamed, broiled, baked, roasted, poached or lightly sautéed instead of fried. You can also ask for dressings on the side and to remove all butter, gravy or cream sauces from the dish. These strategies will help to reduce sodium, saturated fat and calories.
Keep Track of Calories
There are many apps to choose from that are designed to help you track your calories with ease. Pick an app and track your calories to see which foods are high and low in calories; this will help you prevent eating too many calories each day. This also helps you compare the nutrition content of your home-prepared meals and restaurant meals.