Practical And Realistic Nutrition Tips For Busy People

Practical And Realistic Nutrition Tips For Busy People

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Are you too busy to eat well and often find yourself ordering pizza or eating out? If so, read on because we’ll be going over five simple and practical ways to improve your nutrition and habits, even on a tight schedule.


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  1. Make Super-Simple (And Healthy) Breakfast

Your morning meal is important because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Have a healthy breakfast, and you’re more likely to eat better later. 


The good news is that healthy doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Here are a few simple recipes that take fewer than ten minutes to prepare:


  • Instant oats with banana slices, apple, or blueberries
  • Protein shake with milk, a banana, and some peanut butter
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Scrambled eggs with spinach and bacon


  1. Eat At Similar Times Every Day

We develop routines to become more efficient and save time, and our nutritional habits don’t have to be different. Setting a meal routine is an excellent way to be more consistent with eating, make healthier choices, and spend less time on your diet. 


The good news is that you don’t have to follow a specific eating frequency if it doesn’t work for you. Some people enjoy three meals; others prefer six. Think about your schedule and consider what meal frequency would make the most sense in your life.


  1. Have Some Protein With Every Meal And Snack

Many people struggle to make good progress with their training routine because they don’t eat enough protein. A good way to resolve the issue is to make it a point to have a protein source at every meal. 


Great protein sources include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.), seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, etc.), cottage cheese, greek yogurt, milk, protein powder, and nut butter.




Breakfast – oatmeal with protein powder

Lunch – potato salad with chicken breast

Afternoon – an apple and a handful of nuts

Dinner – pasta with meatballs


  1. Set a Phone Reminder to Drink More Water

Drinking enough water is another struggle for people, especially those on a tight schedule. Before you know it, the day has gone by, and you haven’t had any water. Again.


One solution to the problem is to set a phone reminder. For example, you can download a simple app that notifies you every 30 to 40 minutes. Once it goes off, drink some water and return to what you were doing.


  1. Consider Meal Prepping

Meal prepping refers to the act of setting aside time once a week and cooking enough food to last you for a few days. The approach has some drawbacks, but it can also be a great way to eat better during your busy workweek.


For example, you can buy groceries in bulk, set aside time on Sunday, and cook one to three types of meals for the upcoming week. Doing so is beneficial because you:


  • Don’t have to guess what to eat every day
  • Spend time preparing food during the week


Taking the time to prepare meals also ensures that you eat better because you wouldn’t want that time, effort, and money wasted. 


Meal prepping is also cheaper because you don’t eat out as often and don’t have to order food when you get back home late.


Need extra help with your nutrition? Book a complimentary consultation with our personal trainers. We can run you through a game plan of what you should be doing to improve your nutrition and get results.

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