People do pretty well eating clean and healthy when they are home, when they are prepared and when things are going according to plan.
But sometimes, especially in the beginning, lots of things can get in the way of the careful preparation.
So, what to do? Here are some quick tips for when you are at the mercy of the processed world for food and/or snacks.
-Portion control. Eat one slice of pizza. Eat one small bowl of pasta. Eat two small tacos.
-Choose wisely. The Cobb salad on most restaurant menus have more calories and probably just as much fat as some of the “fun stuff” offered. (@ Chick-Fil-A a classic Chicken sandwich is nearly identical in calories/fat as a Cobb Salad) Don’t be fooled that just because it sounds like rabbit food it actually is. Make sure you’re getting the good fat and in the right amount (you don’t need an entire avocado and egg and bacon and cheese on your salad, sheesh!)
-Keep it simple. Whole foods for snacking- FRESH fruit/veges, nuts, deli meat. Protein and veges for dinner. Most restaurants have several variations of this. If you’re @ a gas station or check out line and desperate grab nuts (try to avoid “honey roasted” or other shenanigans), string cheese, fresh fruit, vegetable sticks, plain popcorn.
-Don’t panic. If you’re planning ahead, great. Refer to page 70-71 in the 21 Day Fix book for help. Eat really well before and after. Know what you’re going to eat and stick to it. If it happens, adjust accordingly. Drink LOTS of water, add in an extra round of workouts. Definitely don’t fall off the wagon. If you’ve been eating well your body will do right by you and expel all the crap you put in it. =D