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Simple Ways to Eat Healthy When You’re Busy

Simple Ways to Eat Healthy When You’re Busy

Eating a nutritious diet on-the-go is difficult, but these tips can help.

The Mars-exploring spacecraft InSight made a 300 million-mile journey that was artfully guided by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. After six months of speeding through space at 6,200 miles per hour, a controlled six-minute descent placed the fully-functional spacecraft on the Martian surface.

Well, we’re here to help guide you, so “When You’re on the Go” (that’s page 175 in Dr. Mike and Dr. Crupain’s new book What to Eat When), you can make sure you not only survive but thrive during your long day’s journey from home to gym, to kids’ school, to work, to store, back to work and home. All you need is a little mission control over your diet.

Your mission goals?

  • Be prepared for food deserts.
  • Never get famished.
  • Eat healthy snacks.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Schedule mealtimes.

Your solutions?

  • Always bring along healthy snacks.
    Tote ‘em in your backpack, briefcase or carry-all: 2 ounces of walnuts, a piece of fruit (apple, banana), a hummus-pack with veggie dippers and a bottle of water. You want to give your rocket a boost with a healthful hit of fuel if there’s not a chance to eat a full meal when you’re hungry. And don’t forget to drink 8-16 ounces of water every couple of hours.
  • When you schedule a mealtime, sit down and eat a salad or grain bowl slowly, with no digital interference, no traffic blaring, no boss looking over your shoulder. A peaceful meal creates a peaceful landing—wherever your next stop may be.

Medically reviewed in October 2019.

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