Shape Up for Canada - July 2011 Mar 1, 2011 17:40:46 GMT -5
Post by justkaren on Mar 1, 2011 17:40:46 GMT -5
Hopefully I can do more exercising the rest of the week.
I feel for you, that's tough. But it helps if you plan a strategy before you go. Here are some suggestions:
1. First, be sure to eat a healthy breakfast at home before you go.
2. If possible, take a little cooler/ice chest with you for your lunch. Or, when all else fails, I carry a protein bar with me; I've discovered that the Premier Protein bar from Costco is the best ... it has close to 30 grams of protein and only 10 grams of carbs, so it does a better job with satisfying appetite than many others. And the Chocolate Peanut Butter one is pretty good. The Double Chocolate one is pretty intense, I cut it in small pieces and snack on a couple of pieces if I'm really hungry between meals. The Yogurt Peanut Butter one is a good one for taking with you 'cause you won't get chocolate on you if you drop a piece ...
3. Be sure to drink lots of water or other non-calorie drinks. If your body senses dehydration it will hold onto every scrap of water it gets, which adds pounds at the scale. And if you are eating salty chips, etc., that makes matters even worse.
4. Plan ahead for dinner, either a nearby restaurant that includes calorie counts in their menus, or something at home that can be fixed very quickly so your hunger doesn't tempt you to snack while you are waiting.
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