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Ask The Health Coach: How Can I Eat Healthier On The Go?

Eating well while trying to manage a busy schedule is a common concern voiced among the health coaching clients we work with at Campbell County Health. As summer nears its end, last-minute vacations, work trips, or running kiddos to and from sports practices or other activities picks up as well. So, what’s a busy person to do? Check out a few of these simple, yet healthy, tips to help you successfully manage your nutritional needs!

  1. Plan a menu. Use one day of your week to meal plan for the next week, grocery shop and pre-prep snacks and meals, or even parts of meals so that you have the foods you need readily available. It’s nearly a guarantee you will save money and calories by thinking ahead.
  2. Be deliberate and freeze leftovers in reusable containers for convenient and FREE lunch options.
  3. Keep fresh, seasonal fruits such as apples, pears or pre-bagged nuts in a bowl on your counter for easy grab-and-go access!
  4. Avoid skipping meals or putting them off for too long. You are bound to over eat if you are starving, and not thinking clearly because of it!
  5. If you must eat out, research before you go—now-a-days, most chains offer their nutritional information online. “Healthy” options at fast food chains aren’t always what they seem. Create yourself a list of healthier and lighter options at your go to restaurants.
  6. Seek out simple foods that are nutrient dense and whole, or close to whole—and what we mean by that is lean proteins, fruits and veggies. It’s hard to mess up a diet filled with raw or unprocessed food!

Have Questions?

Campbell County Health's Wellness Services works to reduce health risks and promote overall wellness among employee groups and individuals across the northeastern Wyoming region. To learn more about Wellness, please visit www.cchwyo.org/Wellness or call 307.688.8051.

This blog was written by Rachel Wilde CPT, MA, CCH Wellness Services Technician and Phlebotomist