Updated: Oct 18, 2022
I get this question a lot from my clients. My typical client is a career driven individual and they all have one thing in common: their career tends to get in their way of their own health. They either skip meals which leads to overeating in the evening or they struggle making healthy decisions during business brunches.
As a fitness entrepreneur I get that, because I used to struggle with that too - and it's even my job! Let me share 5 of my tips to make things a little easier.
1. 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝
Not having to think about the right amount of calories and proteins, makes your day a lot easier. There is a reason why former president Obama used to wear the same suit and tie every day: "I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” Healthy brands like 500 Calorie Project makes your life a little easier.
2. 𝐎𝐩𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬
If you're out for a business lunch, try to focus on protein rich meals and ask if you can have the dressing on the side. Thinking ordering a salad is a good idea, however the sauce might be your biggest calorie source. Protein keeps you saturated for a longer period of time and keeps your blood sugar at bay.
3. 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
Skipping breakfast isn't always a good idea, unless you are conciously going for a fasted diet - but that's a different story for later. Having enough energy for the rest of your working day is essential if you want to excel in your work. If you notice you lack time in the morning, just prepare your breakfast before you go to bed. Combine some oats with chia seeds, protein milk and some honey and nuts to have a nutrition rich breakfast by sunrise.
4. 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮
These are not only for body builders. If you crave something sweet or if you need a healthy energy boost, a protein bar might be a good idea. Satisfies your sweet tooth and keeps you full for a couple of hours.
5. 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐝
Living a healthier life doesn't mean you should restrict yourself. If you crave something, just eat it in the weekend! During the week you maintain your healthy choices, and in the weekend you can celebrate however you like. Saying 'no' to the things you like is a lot harder than saying 'not now'.