How to avoid a fast food joint when on the go?

Ghandi said: There is more to life than increasing its speed, but these days I often feel it’s complete opposite. Everyone is running, rushing from one meeting to another, chasing after kids, money, career…. It’s go, go, go all the time.

So it’s no wonder that at one time or another we have all found ourselves on the drive thru line, starving, and craving some food that will provide a solution to that crazy grumbling sound in our bellies. You’re so, you want the food NOW, and all your healthy eating resolutions go out of the window.

You go for something quick and fast. It also doesn’t help that each town has at least one, two or even more fast food joints to offer some quick yet unhealthy options for us. How do we avoid this? How can we avoid being that hungry, craving, cranky, and in a need of a fast fix person who has lost all control for healthy determination? I actually have good news for you here – it is 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 fruits and veggies. Imagine that! Fruits and veggies should always be the number one option, and they are sold everywhere we turn as well, although they don’t usually have a drive thru. Yes, it requires forward thinking to prepare a head of time. If you pack snacks and quick foods to go in our purse or brief case then you will always have a fast food option that aligns with having a healthy determination. I should know – I NEVER leave my house without at least a bag of nuts in my purse.

Here are some great “fast food options” you can take with you:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Rice crackers
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthy homemade trail mix! I put some nuts, raisins, and dried fruit like cranberries in a little Ziploc back or plastic Tupperware container. It is always there and it doesn’t fail me. It also quick to prepare and if I make a bunch of it I can take little servings for a couple days so it lasts.

The best way to avoid fast food joints while on the go is to always make sure you have a fast food option in your purse. And if everything else fails – just make the best choice you possibly can in that given moment.

Over to you – do you take snacks with you when you leave the house? What do you reach out for when you’re hungry and need a quick snack?