How often does this happen to you?
Back to back to back to back meetings, phone calls and emails.
And we’re not just talking about business meetings.
Ever over-committed yourself on the weekends and ended up on a bit of a social relay race?
So when do you find the time to eat?
You know how important it is to eat well and eat regularly.
But how do you do that?
You are not a professional athlete dedicated to nutrition and fitness 24/7, so nobody expects you to fit that into your already busy City life.
However, there are a few simple methods that can really make a difference.
Time is precious. So is your health.
Let’s assume you understand the importance of eating regularly, and eating well.
When City life makes it impossible to eat regularly, it’s even more important to eat the best things for your body whenever possible.
So try these few things out:
Improve Your Breakfast Choices
Easily the most skipped meal, you should pay the most attention to your breakfast on busy days.
Ditch the croissant, bacon roll and biscuits, and go for a couple of slices of brown toast with some eggs or some porridge and slow-releasing fruits such as blueberries.
The more slow-releasing your breakfast is, the less likely you will run for the vending machine between meetings.
Go For ‘Good’ ‘Bad’ Foods
Ok so maybe there really is no other option, you either run for a quick sandwich, grab whatever the canteen’s offering, or the vending machine.
You can still make the decision to go for the least bad option.
Instead of choosing the BLT triple decker, go for the chicken and salad dark bread sandwich; instead of spaghetti Bolognese with tons of cheese and a can of coke, try going for some meat with sweet potatoes and veg, or something more low-carb; instead of going for a packet of Quavers, go for some nuts.
When your body is dehydrated, you will feel tired and might overcompensate by eating more for energy.
Drink plenty of water, especially if you’re a coffee lover like most people in the City!
If you have the time (or the luxury of having someone help you with this), the best option is to bring your own food, which means you can eat it whenever convenient for you.
However, if that isn’t an option, it’s just as easy to pick up a few packets of healthier snacks such as nuts and pulses, to help you manage your energy levels until the next time you can eat.
Alternatively you can go get some food in advance to eat at your desk if you’re constantly on the phone or dealing with emails.
If you happen to be working in Aldgate, Aldgate East or Tower Hill area click here to see a list of top 10 places to eat healthy round your office.