To avoid poor food choices when on the run, carry healthy snacks or mini-meals with you everywhere you go. I always try to keep a bag of unsalted almonds or raw trail mix in the car. This keeps me from buying that Grande Latte I like at Starbucks, and the protein and good fat keep me energetic and satisfied for hours. Here are a few more ideas:
1. Apples and bananas are great and don't even require a bag.
2. Plain or low-fat, low-sugar yogurt or cottage cheese is also great for a fast mini-meal. Easier than making a sandwich, you can keep ready-to-go portions in your fridge.
3. When I'm really organized, I pack a bag of baby carrots or celery. This is an easy way to add more veggies into your diet.
4. For protein, carry hard-boiled eggs or string cheese—like a mini-meal on the go, if you're not a raw foodie.
The more healthfully you snack, the more you will find yourself craving proper nutrition. Choices that used to seem boring will soon sound satisfying and tasty.
You'll be surprised at how soon your body adapts to the healthier choices.