How to Avoid Fast Food Even When You’re On the Go & Hungry

by Heather Ferber on October 19, 2015

At one time or another, we have all found ourselves in the drive thru line, starving and craving some junky food that will provide a solution to the crazy grumblings deep in our bellies.  We’re hangry and we go for something easy and quick.

It seems like there’s a fast food joint on nearly every block these days!

So, how do we avoid the drive thru? How do we avoid being hungry, craving, cranky, and in need of a fast food fix? How can we avoid losing all control of our healthy determination?  Honestly, it’s much simpler than you’d think.

The real fast food, before corporations built these multi-million dollar unhealthy options for us, was good old fashioned veggies and fruits.  Imagine that!  Fruits and veggies should always be the #1 fast food option. And guess what?! They’re sold nearly everywhere we turn as well…although they don’t usually have a drive thru option.

So, if it’s about convenience, then we need to prepare ahead of time. If we pack snacks and quick foods in our purse, lunch box, or brief case, then we will always have a fast food option that aligns with our desire and determination to be healthier.

I suggest packing apples, bananas, oranges, grapes and heathy home-made trail mix.  Trail mix is my favorite go-to snack when I’m on the run (as evidenced by the hundreds of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit pieces that can be found all over the floor of my car at any given time….”let it go…let it go”).  I mix nuts, seeds, raisins, dried cranberries/blueberries/raspberries in a glass ball jar or reusable baggie and throw it in the car.  It’s always there and never fails me.  In fact, all my friends who ride in my car always hear some type of food container jiggling around. lol!

And in that RARE circumstance I don’t have a container, I can always scavenge a leftover snack off the floor of my car.  Just kidding!!! (Although I did eat a moldy granola bar during Ironman training a couple years back.)

These to-go snacks are SO quick to prepare and the trail mix lasts a long time too!  No excuses.

Regular visits to fast food joints are not going to help rocket you forward to better health.

The more beneficial option is to be better prepared. XO

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