When my schedule gets so packed that I can't stop for a minute, I find that I can get in a good twenty to thirty minutes of fitness while dinner is cooking. Coarsely chop some potatoes and assorted veggies and pop in the oven to roast for a nutritious tasty meal when you're finished working out.
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Pre-packing food in portions and in units of 100 calories helps me stay within the calories I need for the day. On busy days I can pack for lunch and breakfast by grabbing my "food units" - 10 items = 1000 cals - I can toss them into my lunch bag and stay within my calorie guidelines!!
I use baggies and reusable 1-cup bowls with screw-on lids. I keep a couple of ice packs in the freezer. If I pack at night I leave my bag in the fridge. If I'm rushing out the door, it takes 5 minutes to pack and I make good choices.
Bringing my own lunch to work saves money. I could put it in the fridge at work, but that would mean being tempted by muffins and danishes that are left out from morning meetings. I prefer to pack my lunch in a bag with an ice pack - that way I stay away from the temptations, and my morning and afternoon snacks are handier when I'm really busy.
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