Eating Healthy on the Run

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 01, 2014

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With time being a precious thing, meal times can often become a 'eat on the run' affair. Here's how you can make eating on the run healthy.
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    Eating On the Run

    Time constraint is one of the main reasons why many people forego healthy eating. For many people, changing eating habits is very hard.  But, it isn’t that difficult. When you're in a rush or out, you can still improve the quality of your nutrition. (Image source:Getty)

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    Eat whole wheat foods

    You need to seek out food options at fast-food chains that cannot harm you in any manner. Order a sandwich on whole wheat bread or a wrap or you can order a lower-fat and lower-calorie option. (Image source:Getty)

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    Practice portion control

    Watch portion sizes. A small order will leave you satisfied. So, watch how much you are eating. If you don’t, you may end up eating more and there could be a stomach trouble. Order a kid's meal for yourself or serve food in a side plate! (Image source:Getty)

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    Side order

    When at a fast food restaurant and hungry, you order at least two things and a beverage. For side order, consider a healthy option such as salad. Ordering a salad will also help you fill less on only the unhealthy items. (Image source:Getty)

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    Ordering chicken? Think twice

    The chicken food at the fast food outlet may seem healthy to you, but is it? Many fast-food chains offer fried chicken or chicken sandwich on white bread. And combo becomes richer in fat and calories. (Image source:Getty)

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    Eat healthful foods regularly

    A piece of fruit, a bowl of cereal or some low-fat yogurt are some great on-the-run foods. Eating these foods regularly helps you feel full. (Image source:Getty)

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    Keep healthy options handy

    When you have stocked your car with healthy food options, you are less likely to eat what isn’t healthy for you. You're less likely to pull into that drive-through fast-food outlet when you have small snacks before the cravings hit you. and avoid temptation. (Image source:Getty)

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    When at a supermarket

    When you are at supermarket, make a habit to pick up precut and washed fresh fruit, veggies that can be eaten raw, yoghurt or lowfat cheese. Stock your refrigerator with them so that you have eating options when you don’t have time to cook. (Image source:Getty)

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    Don’t add sugar or extra calories

    When you are hungry, you can eat as much as long as it is healthy. But don’t add a sugary, calorie-rich drink to the meal. Drinking a large glass of water with your meal will help you feel fuller earlier. (Image source:Getty)

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    Clean your home of junk food

    Treating yourself with junk food once in a week is fine but try keeping it out of your reach. If it isn't there you are less likely to eat it, especially at nighttime. (Image source:Getty)

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