Planning ahead is unquestionably necessary if you want to stay or get lean.
You have to be planning for potential problems that you could face throughout the day and have a strategy to deal with them.
If you want to see results, it’s no good saying “well I’m to busy” “ or I forgot to meal prep” then get upset that you never see results.
You have to act like a security team protecting a celebrity or politician.
They expect the worst case scenario and a plan kicks in immediately to save them.
This is how I like to act when I know I’m on the road and not everything is in my control.
- I always make sure I’ve eaten a low calorie, high protein meal before I leave the house, meaning I can go for hours without worrying.
- If I know its going to be a longer day I will take a low calorie, high protein meal or a low Kcal protein bar with me.
- Track calories, so if I do enjoy a nice treat like a breakfast or sandwich out with friends & family, I fit it into my daily calorie allowance. Most restaurants & cafes display calories of meals, so I will go for the lowest calorie option.
- Carry a 2-litre bottle of water around, making sure most of its drunk before I get home, the constant drinking keeps me feeling satiated and energised. Add in a cup or two of coffee will also kill the hunger.
Being on the road or out & about a lot will never be perfect.
The thing is you don’t need to be perfect!
You just need to be a bit better than you have been if you haven’t been seeing the results you want.
Have a great weekend and start planning ahead now if you know you have a busy few days ahead!