Keep It Simple - Instead of following fad diets, keep your meals simple with lots of variety and colors, balancing them with high-quality proteins.
Have A Quick, Hearty Breakfast - Keep breakfast simple in the morning to ease the stress of getting out of the door quickly. Options like homemade, microwaveable breakfast burritos loaded with plenty of vegetables will provide energy and fuel to keep you full until lunch.
Prepare Snacks Ahead Of Time - Keep a Tupperware container of prepared snacks, like mixed nuts, homemade trail mix, fruit and nut bars, air-popped popcorn, dried edamame and more in your purse, desk, or gym bag. If you have a refrigerator available, stock up on snacks like cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.
Keep Junk Away - Stay away from junk food cravings by keeping cookies, chips and other processed foods out of your home.
Easily Prepped Lunches - As soon as you get home with groceries, go ahead and prep and plan your lunches throughout the week. For protein, cook chicken that can be quickly thrown on salads or sandwiches.
Utilize The Internet - To keep your flavor palate from getting bored, check out online food boards to spark your creativity in healthy meal planning.
Eat On Schedule - Spread out your calorie intake throughout the day. Paying attention to your hunger cues will speed up your metabolism, and keep your body from running out of fuel.
Carry Plenty Of Water - Hydration is key to a healthy lifestyle, so take a refillable water bottle around with you throughout the day. This will also help discourage your from going to the vending machine when you need a drink.
Get Enough Sleep - Protect your body even more by getting enough shuteye every night. Getting adequate sleep will provide energy as well as help you to make healthier choices throughout the day.
Have Your Gym Bag Ready - Get your gym bag ready the night before so that you will be ready to hit the gym whenever you have the chance.
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