What do I mean by this? Let's look at diet first.
Let's say you have an extremely busy day in front of you - taking kids to school, going to work, meetings during the day, evening activities. It is imperative to look ahead to your meals and not let them happen by "accident". No time for breakfast? Fix a protein shake in the blender and take it in the car with you, or buy pre-mixed shakes to have on hand. That way you can literally "grab and go". Pre-mixed shakes are also great to have on hand at work and in the car. My favorites are Muscle Milk and Myoplex (both available in regular and lite). Just make sure whatever shake you choose has an equal or higher amount of protein than carbohydrates. The protein will help keep you full for a longer period of time.
Overplan I tell all my cleints to keep their desk drawer and refrigerator at work stocked with healthy foods. If you have to run from meeting to meeting then you can always grab a piece of string cheese, a handful of nuts, or a protein bar to get you through. Remember if you go longer than 3-4 hours without eating your blood sugar will drop and your metabolism will slow down. The result: increased fat storage!!!
- Plan your meals and exercise ahead of time
- Have an extra set of workout clothes on hand
- Keep healthy food with you at all times