Can you Eat Healthy
(or just going out to eat, running around town?)
soon? Perhaps a long-awaited vacation? Business trip? Something completely
different? You just are always running around?
where you’re going, you’re probably going to appreciate some quick and easy
healthy food ideas. These can help you stay on track and help you bring, and
find real food. While these tips can all be used right here at home, this is
extra-important when you’re traveling. Traveling can throw your regular healthy
habits off when you’re skipping time zones or even just being in a different
health coach, I have such a sense of pride when my clients skip junky
convenience foods. Let me give you some great strategies that can help you do
this while you’re “on the road.”
Tip: When booking
your hotel room, ask if you can have one with a mini-fridge. This will help you
store some of your healthy snacks and groceries while you’re there.
PACKING YOUR OWN HEALTHY SNACKS
this is important because not only will it keep you from becoming a “hangry
junk-seeker,” but it can also hold you off until you’re able to stop at a
proper grocery store for say…actual real food!
Here are a bunch of my favorite
on-the-go snacks to have on hand in your bag and/or cooler:
● If you’re going to have a cooler,
or eat them within a couple of hours, try fresh fruit or boiled eggs (don’t
forget the ice packs).
● Unsalted nuts and seeds (I love
walnuts and pumpkin seeds myself).
● Dried or even freeze-dried fruit.
● Kind Bars or Organic Bars of your
● Sliced veggies (carrots, celery,
cucumber, broccoli, etc.) with a dip (hummus, guacamole, salad dressing, etc.).
You can even buy single-serving packs at Costco.
● Find good quality protein bars, or
make your own before heading out.
● Good quality granola cereal (I
love Purely Elizabeth varieties)
● Savory snacks like roasted
● High-quality protein powder to
make your own smoothies (I like Sun Warrior or Organifi). Be sure to also pack
a mini blender, like a Magic Bullet, if needed.
● And don’t forget your drinks.
Bring some water with you. Or if you’re flying, choose water in the airport and
on the plane.
Here’s one pf my favorites:
Take a lengthwise slice of zucchini, roll it around fresh cut veggies of your choice..if you need a binder…try a smear of veggie cream cheese, hold together with a toothpick…throw in a baggie and take along. This is about 50 calories alone and about 70 calories with the smear!
HOW TO FIND HEALTHY FOOD AT YOUR
(there’s an APP for that!)
course, you can always Google your destination and search for grocery stores or
healthy restaurants. But there are a couple of websites and apps that may be
helpful for you.
● FindMeGlutenFree – A website that
searches for gluten-free restaurants around the US.
● HealthyOut – An app that helps you
find restaurants that cater to your dietary preferences, be they gluten-free,
lactose-free, low-calorie, low-carb, etc.
● Food Tripping – Designed for road
trips, this app helps you find alternatives to fast food.
often comes with unnecessary junk food that can derail your healthy lifestyle.
Planning ahead and being prepared can be simple, and help keep your health
goals on track even when you’re out and about!
DESK…MESSY MIND…OR GENIUS AT WORK?
So it is confession time! I have
a messy desk! I am a paper person…have to print it
and file it and log it and keep it forever! BUT I am a fairly
organized messy desk person…I know where everything is!
IT’S ALL ON TOP
OF MY DESK!
I was reading an article this week
about this. It was in the little SpryLiving paper that comes in with the
newspaper! It was written by Scott Bea, PSYD, a Cleveland Clinic expert.
I tried to find a link for you, but I guess I will just have to tell you about
Someone asked the question:
my cluttered desk keeping me from being productive?
He replied: A person with a messy
workplace may just be busy and more engaged with their work than with clearing
the clutter. – or
something close to that! GREAT
– that sounds like me!
But wait: “A
study published in Psychological Science found that people with messy desks
were more likely to be more creative and produce new or
fresh ideas than those whose desks were neat. On the flip
side, neat freaks were more likely to “do the right thing” like
making a charitable donation or eating a healthy diet”
Now just wait a doggone minute…I feel like I
always “do the right thing” and I eat a
“healthy diet”. Creative…I don’t think so…I try not to
re-invent the wheel. So which is right?
The article went on to say that messy desk or not, if you feel
you are not as productive as you would like to be, clearing your desk could
help. AND they suggested a “desk – clearing” day on your
calendar each week. BUT really, experts say the most important thing is
for your mind to feel uncluttered and if it isn’t then do something about it.
(from an article on
I like the way he thinks or thought or
Either way – my desk is messy and sometimes it helps me get focused and
sometimes it clouds my mind. In search for some solutions – I went to the
WEB. I found “5 TIPS TO ORGANIZING YOUR
OFFICE” ! And so I
First a trip to STAPLES for more files folders and hangers. Must get that
paper off the desk and into files and organized so I know(for sure)where to find stuff!
I will set aside 30 minutes two
to three times per week to sort through each of the baskets, review the
documents and take the appropriate action.
Accountability is key for me…so I have an accountability partner I will check
in with. Thanks Robin! AND I will schedule it in my calendar weekly!
Do you have issues with messy desk? What’s your best tip for clearing up
the clutter? Here’s another resource I found, and I will be watching!
Check it out!
Can’t wait to hear from you on how you deal with messy desk,