Meal Planning For A Busy Lifestyle


With hectic schedules and long work days, meal planning might take a backseat in your life. This topic speaks right to the heart of Team Beast athlete Erica Altman. Let her explain how she executes her meal planning while in the midst of her busy lifestyle. I live this struggle every day. Even though I have long work days that lead into extended school nights, I still make my health a priority – and you should, too! If you are a full-time employee, a part-time student, an entrepreneur or live a busy lifestyle, here are some easy tips for busy meal planning. 1. Smart Snacks I call my snacks “smart snacks” because of their purpose. Smart snacks help provide the energy to get you through  width= your busy day and also offers nutritional value to support your fitness goals. Having a sedentary job requires a lot of time sitting at a computer screen, which can lead to mindless snacking. Prepare some “smart snacks” to take to work. Some smart snacks include, fruits, almonds, vegetables and hummus. 2. Stay Hydrated Meal planning isn’t just about food. It’s also about water intake. Pack a large water bottle to take with you to work. Keep it around with you all day, from meetings to lunch. Make sure to refill it before it gets too low! Fun fact: Water can also boost energy levels and help with digestion. So drink up! You can also add something like Beast Sports BCAA 2:1:1 Tropical Breeze for some added flavor to your water. It's perfect to help you stay hydrated and quench that sweet tooth. 3. Be Prepared We are talking about meal planning after all. It’s so important to plan and be prepared! We live in a fast-paced life, running around town with a long list of things to do. It might seem easier to run through the fast-food drive-thru, but if you plan ahead meal prepping is even easier! Planning meals is a great way to start improving your food choices. Take the time to plan ahead. Whether it's taking the time one day a week to plan for the entire week, or doing a couple days at a time, every bit helps!
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