One of the bigger obstacles to overcome, as it pertains to sticking to a diet and maintaining a healthy eating regimen, is the ability to take that mentality with you to work or any time you go out.
Talk to any personal trainer, dietician and nutritionist and you'd be hard pressed to find one that doesn't equate losing weight and staying on track with buying your own food and cooking at home. But realistically, everyone needs options when they're not in the comfortable confines of their own kitchen.
Those pesky drive thru windows and extra value menus make life easy and difficult in the same breath. Working late at work, rushing around doing errands or dropping the kids at soccer practice often prohibit the traditional dinner, and the fast food industry subsequently thrives in this atmosphere. The flip side, the negative one, is what happens to your body and health from eating that type of food on a consistent basis.
Cheeseburgers, French fries, chicken fingers and sugary sodas supplant grilled chicken, healthy pasta, lean meats and steamed vegetables, thanks to a lack of time. Some of the more savvy individuals and families recognize this trend quickly and break out the crock pot or begin thawing and preparing dinner for Tuesday on Monday night. That might not be the most ideal situation, but will prevent two important things from happening: gaining weight and spending money on both groceries and fast food.
From the crock pot to the mason jar, finding new ways to eat healthy on the go drive creativity and thinking outside the pizza box. The mason jar may sound like a stretch, but using that apparatus to store and transport your salad has become wildly popular, and resulted in plenty of companies taking note of this current trend.
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