While you're running around trying to squeeze in that last bit of summer, you'll be rewarded by taking time to be sure you're eating well. When you're on the run is as important a time as ever to keep your weight loss on track.
Take snacks everywhere you go. As we've discussed in past newsletters, you should be snacking between meals. And having healthy snacks on hand will make it less likely that you'll buy high calorie foods from drive-thrus and convenience stores. Be creative with fruits, cut vegetables, nuts and whole grain carbohydrates.
When you know you'll be away from home for a meal, plan ahead and take your own "fast food." Pack a healthy sandwich, some fruit or veggies, and a bottle of water or other low calorie drink. Plan ahead and you won't end up buying higher calorie meals. You'll save both money and calories.
If you don't regularly count calories, use our Food Calories & Nutrition Calculator to see just how many calories packing a healthy lunch can save over a restaurant meal.
If you're going to be eating out, use the calculator to see what a difference healthy food choices can make over a typical restaurant or fast food meal.
Our subscribers tell us they like these weekly reminders to help keep them "on their toes." No matter how busy you get, you'll find that a little planning will make your day go much smoother. And perhaps keep your waist a little smaller, too.
Megan Porter, RD