Here at UFIT we understand that sometimes life can become rather busy and your nutrition becomes the last thing on your mind! This in turn can lead to eating quick and easy unhealthier foods that make you feel rubbish. It’s completely normal and we guarantee that you’re not the only one who’s ever fallen into this trap. We’re going to outline a few tips that we’ve found helpful for keeping on top of your nutrition with a busy lifestyle!
Pre preparing meals
As one of our founders used to say, ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ – Huw Miller 2017! This statement is not only true in business but can also be applied to nutrition.
If you know you’ve got a busy week coming up, why not spend your Sunday evening batch cooking some meals and popping them in the freezer. Then all you need to do is take a meal out and heat it up when you get to work! Alternatively if you don’t have access to a microwave/oven, prepare some meals which can be eaten cold. You may want to do this only a night or two in advance to keep them fresh! A few examples include:
- Cous cous
- Stuffed pitas
Add protein to your meals to keep you fuller for longer on the go
Breakfast in particular is a great meal to add extra protein to. This will keep you fuller for longer and help to tide you over until lunchtime. You’ll definitely be less likely to reach for the office biscuits at 10am!
We have a great recipe for overnight oats which is quick and very simple for a protein packed breakfast idea:
A lot of our customers also use our shakes for porridge, pancakes and pouring over their favourite cereal, why not give it a try!
Backpack full of protein snacks
How many times have you been stood in the queue at your favourite café, waiting for your morning coffee and suddenly the tasty treats catch your eye? It can be difficult to resist when you’re feeling a little peckish hey! Rather than reaching for the over-priced cookie that’s full of sugar and will probably only keep you full for 20 minutes, reach for your trusty back pack!
Having some healthier, higher protein alternatives stashed away in your bag can a great help! Some examples of snacks that are easy to consume on the go:
- UFIT Drinks (can be stored ambient)
- UFIT Crunchers
Hopefully you’ll find our tips useful and if you’re looking for some more recipe inspiration be sure to check out the below link!