Monday, October 13, 2014

Strategies on eating out

Hello e3 Fam! An update on our latest installment from our e3 Nutrition Accountability Group meeting! This past get together e3 NAG discussed strategies on how to eat as healthy as possible when you’re out and about. Wether you’re at a restaurant, as fast food joint, or on a road trip, we put together a how to guide that will either 1) keep you in track with your nutrition or 2) control your damage to your nutrition when choices are limited. The first step is to know what to look for. Protein is a must and veggies is second. At a restaurant, scan your menu, look for chicken breasts, lean beef, fish, beans, etc. Then figure how to add veggies, weather you go the salad route or ask for it on the side. One of the most important thing to remember when you’re eating at a restaurant is that the restaurant is there to SERVE you, not the other way around. So don’t be afraid to ask, make substitutes, be picky, just be polite about it so they don’t spit in your food! Second, you may want to stay clear of the main dish and just combine your protein and veggie combo via appetizers. Why? Well it’s most like that appetizers will be of less portion than that of the main dishes. Lastly, create a list of healthy restaurants to keep in your back pocket in case the scenario of “Oh I don’t know, where do you want to go for lunch/dinner?” Now as far as fast food restaurants go, I suggest you order the salad, plus a couple grilled chicken sandwiches. Toss the buns and add the chicken into your salad with your dressing on the side and free water, you’re good to go. There’s also yogurt and fruit cups that you can choose for our vegetarian friends. Nowadays, gas stations, rest stations, etc have marts, or at least, from the vending machines, there could be mixed nuts and beef jerky. Go for those, it’s best choice in a worst case scenario. And don’t forget to buy your bottle of water to wash it all down. So there you go as far as how to eat when you’re out and about and don’t have time to prepare your meals ahead of time. As for our mindset lecture, we discussed the meaning of understanding our insecurities, owing our awesomeness and graciously accepting compliments. Why is it when we see other's imperfections, we are ok with it? Why are we easy to forgive and continue to love, care, support, and encourage the other person? Yet we can’t do the same with ourselves? To find out the answer and more, you’ll need to join us Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 pm as we continue to grow more comfortable in our skin and find success along the way. In Strength, Coach Anjo

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