Do you have a type of life where almost every second of the day from the time you awake counts? Are you also trying to lose weight at the same time? If so, you're probably finding it difficult dieting with a busy schedule, and you're probably feeling like there's just no hope for you to eat healthy if you're too busy to even breathe (okay, maybe a bit of exaggeration… but you get the point)!
So what do you do? Do you just give up on your goals to lose weight and improve your body? Do you just buy some magical diet pills and take those to lose weight?
I recommend you avoid both! You can still eat healthy and get yourself a better body inside and out… regardless of how busy your life is. As far as taking diet pills is concerned, I strongly recommend you steer clear of those things by all means necessary. Most of them are very dangerous, ineffective, and whatever weight you do lose is primarily just water weight.
Listen, if you want to eat right without it interfering with your daily responsibilities, then I have some easy tips for you to follow. The thing to take note of with the following tips is that they are not meant to be the “end all be all”. What I mean by that is these tips should be looked at as ideas… that can be expanded on.
So, without further ado, here are some ways you can eat healthy if you are dieting with a busy schedule…
Have A Nutrient Packed Smoothie…
To have a perfect 3 course meal, is not necessary all the time. You can simply have a homemade and highly nutritious smoothie instead! Now this is not say that you should eliminate foods completely and just have smoothies. I recommend something like this primarily for breakfast (especially since for most, this is the busiest time of day).
What better way to get healthy nutrients in your body if you have a busy lifestyle than by simply making a nutrient dense smoothie?!
An example of a nutrient packed smoothie could be something like having a mixture of blueberries, peanut butter, almond milk, and oats! Something like this takes 5-7 minutes to prepare and you can drink it on the go!
The Best Fast Food EVER?
No, I'm not talking about getting a value meal #1 with extra large fries and a milkshake (lol)! I'm talking about getting a 2 minute meal called a protein shake!
Protein shakes are great substitutions for 1 or 2 of your recommended 4-6 meals a day to effectively lose weight and build muscle. I do not recommend that you drink these all day long for all of your meals as this could have strain on your kidneys, digestive system, and your overall health! Not to mention, your body needs nutrients primarily coming from FOOD.
Also, I recommend that you get a healthy type of protein (such as Whey) that has lower calories, carbs, additives, etc., and I recommend that you always have a protein shake after your workout to help with muscle recovery.
Quick And Easy Does It…
If you have a busy schedule, how is it possible for you to firstly prepare amazing healthy meals all day, and then have time to eat them?
Well, for starters, you still have to have what I like to call “fat burning power meals” (such as chicken breast with brown rice and spinach for example) each day. However, you don't have to eat a meal like this all day long.
What you can do is have a quick and easy meal! A quick and easy (but healthy) meal idea could be something as simple as a tuna sandwich on whole wheat, canned chicken breast (the 100% natural kind) with some veggies, a spinach salad with cubed turkey ham, and more.
Bottom line, if you want to lose weight and improve your body, but you have such a busy lifestyle, you don't have to compromise either.
Instead, marry both of them together by following those few tips above! In other words, improvise, adapt, and overcome! Getting in better health should never be put on the back burner, and at the same time, your busy life is probably busy for good reasons (family, business, career, school, etc.), so therefore, neither should be compromised.