Find out some great tips on how to eat healthy when you're busy or away from home.
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Audra Lowe: I’ve been made the health pledge yet if not what are you waiting for. Better in GE health imagination for special program called The Pledge for Better Health and one of the most popular pledge is just to eat healthier specially when your way from home. Nutritionist Cynthia Sass is here to talk about nutrition on the go, good to have you here Cynthia. Cynthia Sass: Thank you so much. Audra Lowe: It’s so top everybody is got a busy schedule this day and trying to be conscious to that is difficult right? Cynthia Sass: Absolutely, it can be a little bit easier to eat healthy at home because we can stock up our fridge and freezer and covered with healthy stuffs but when you are at the office, your on the restaurant, your on the go becomes a little bit more challenging. Audra Lowe: It’s really to have a plan, let’s talk if you are at the office. If you are at the office it’s gets stressful and at the end of the end there is the bending machine calling you that are ready to go but there’s what do you do? Cynthia Sass: It is you know what I recommend to my client is to plan ahead a little bit and bring some things with you because we get so busy that what we’re going to eat can be the last thing at our mind but if you brought it with you, you always has something right at your fingertips and the name of the game is really protein and fiber along with nutrients so we have some example here. Audra Lowe: Okay great. Cynthia Sass: Some high fiber whole grain crackers and you can pair those with some string cheese for even a little bit more of protein and of course veggies and that is some baby carrots with some and you don’t have to wash peel or chop this and they’re ready to eat and bring us the long for dip and you can get all kinds of flavors, roasted red bell pepper if you have a little garlic there that’s okay it’s worth it. Audra Lowe: It doesn’t matter right? Cynthia Sass: That’s right. Here is some dry figs now these are really high fiber just two figs how about 20% of all the fiber you need for the whole day. Audra Lowe: Really. Cynthia Sass: Of course almonds are great source of fiber and protein lots of nutrients and then size of apple and then a little bit of natural peanut butter as a dip. So these are five great examples and all things are affordable and easy to bring with you and keeping that at your disk during your refrigerator at the office. Audra Lowe: So Cynthia we concur the office. Cynthia Sass: Yes. Audra Lowe: Let say we got that part down. Now at the restaurant, that can be the challenging part especially for women if you’re trying to watch what your eating so what does you do there what’s the main thing you need to think about. Cynthia Sass: Well most of us spend about half of our diary from home so my number one tip is to plan ahead again and go online and look at the restaurants menu before you go if you know what you are going to have before you get there it goes along way towards not being so tempted by some other things on the menu and avoid that bread basket and the gasket of chips because of course if its in front of you, you probably going to eat it. Audra Lowe: Its looks so good. Cynthia Sass: I know If you do eat any bread try to go with whole grain version and that really again helps control your hunger and your hormone levels and your energy levels much better than the refine grains. All the things that we’ve heard about for that really do work like get the salad dressing on the sides and you can control how much you use. Get your fish or chicken bake or grilled instead of fried and don’t be afraid to asks the waiter for some substitution, a lot of people think they’re going to irritate there server. Audra Lowe: Moving out the way right. Cynthia Sass: Yeah, but it’s absolutely you know kind of the norm these days to do that. Audra Lowe: What about other tips as you keeping you so hydrated or increasing your metabolism while you are at the restaurant and try