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I am a busy person. I can not always eat right; sometimes I find I don’t eat all day, skipping meals until dinner. At that point, I am famished and I eat everything in sight. What do you suggest? Help!

We hear this constantly from people. Our society has become so fast  paced that we usually forget  to take care of ourselves first. We allow the demanding dynamics of life to control our time instead of taking control ourselves. What we don’t realize is that by not eating the right foods at the right times, our efforts in the gym can be completely thwarted, not to mention laying the bricks one by one, cell by cell for diminished health over the long haul. That’s right; that sweat that you work so hard for could be a big waste of time.

Remember, when you skip meals, your brain sends hormonal responses that you are starving – you don’t have to experience tummy pangs to be in this state. Once you are starving, your body cannibalizes its muscle for continued energy and will store more of the calories consumed as fat. Not good!

A meal doesn’t have to be complicated, but all meals should  include  Protein, Fat and Carbs. Meals should be eaten often – every two to three hours – and figure on 6–7 of them every day beginning within 30 minutes of rising. The protein should be lean, the carbs should be slow-digesting and minimally processed and the fats should be primarily monounsaturated fats. Example, an apple with natural peanut butter is an excellent snack for an On-The-Go meal. In these two simple whole foods, you have all the necessary macronutrients your body needs for slow, sustained energy.

MEAL IDEAS

Breakfast Ideas

Umpqua Oats, Protein, Walnuts, Blueberries

Yogurt, Granola, Protein, Blueberries

Sqware Meals Shake

Lunch/Dinner Ideas

Tuna, Broccoli Slaw with Whole Grain Wrap

Amy’s Soup, Canned Alaskan Salmon

Sqware Meals Shake

Snack Ideas

Apples and Nuts

Carrots and Hummus

Sqware Meals Shake

I have been a fan of the Durham NH Smoothie bar for years! they taste good because of the natural, whole-food ingredients

Kim