A busy day can be hazardous to your eating plan. Even the best of us have been caught in situations that can potentially sabotage a well-rounded diet. We want you to succeed in your weight-loss journey, so we’ve outlined three common make-or-break moments and shared simple ways to make sure they do not hinder your weight-loss results!
The Morning Rush
It may sound cliché, but breakfast really is the most important meal of your day. It refuels a body that has not been otherwise fed for almost eight hours and gives a boost to your metabolism. By skipping this meal, not only do you miss the chance to jump-start your metabolism, but you may also feel hungrier later on in the day and have a greater chance of overindulging at lunch.
Quick Fix: Plan your breakfast the night before. If your day gets off to a hectic start, just mix some fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and ice in a blender for a nutritious morning shake.
The Group Lunch
Your friends or coworkers would like to go out for lunch. Unfortunately, you may not have a say in where you eat or the group votes to go somewhere that offers many tempting, high-calorie meals.
Quick Fix: No matter where you go, you always have healthier options. Avoid high-fat, high-calorie dishes, ask for your dressing on the side, opt for open face sandwiches and hold the cheese and dressing.
The Evening Slump
After a long day, the idea of sitting on the couch and watching your favorite show seems much more appealing than doing anything that requires physical activity. You could easily convince yourself that you will make up for it tomorrow.
Quick Fix: Plan your exercises into your day, just like you would a doctor’s appointment. If you are at work or out during the day, head to the gym before coming home or go for a light jog. It is much harder to motivate yourself once you settle down on the couch