Today I want to talk about being prepared. The boy scouts motto is “always be prepared.” So their training includes having, and knowing how to get through obstacles and situations they may encounter in the wilderness. So how does this apply to you? It is important to always plan ahead when it comes to meals and your nutrition. As a San Diego fitness trainer one of the biggest obstacles my clients face is making time to eat nutritious foods. From bringing snacks with them, to having food readily available to eat when they get home from work. The problem is so many of my clients would get caught up in their day and not take time to eat. So what ends up happening is they binge on the bad foods from the vending machine at work, to the cookies at home.
The obstacle that many face is eating the right foods at the right time and being prepared with nutritious snacks if time sneaks by. It is important to fuel the body every few hours. It keeps the metabolism furnace burning, the energy constant, and prevents you from craving sugar from a fall in blood sugar levels.
How many times have you come home from work, starving and end up munching on cookies while you make dinner? It’s your body telling you I need food! Chances are the last time you ate was at noon and it was a salad….that was over 5 hours ago, of course you are hungry! During the day is when your metabolism is at its highest and needs calories to give you energy. So don’t skimp on it. Make sure to eat a sufficient breakfast, lunch and mid-afternoon snack. That will help you stay satiated, energized, focused, and most importantly, keep your hand out of the cookie jar.
When my clients get on my San Diego weight loss program we work on being prepared. Scheduling in times to eat and making sure the fridge, pantry, car and desk are all stocked with nutritious snacks.
Here is a list of good snacks to have on hand:
Protein Bars, raisins, nuts, dried fruit, trail mix, protein shakes, tuna, apples, carrots, hard boiled eggs and crackers to name a few.
Andrea King is a certified San Diego fitness trainer that specializes in weight loss. Andrea helps her clients learn how to time their meals, and how to structure each meal to provide the most energy, satiety, and low calories possible.